February 24 - Cooking Class: Lasagna from scratch
Baked pasta … Lasagna! This lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta – with a focus on the best Lasagna. The incredible one-of-a kind, Chef Maria, and Executive Chef Denice Grande teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta, and everything you want to know about lasagna.
The lesson is held in our kitchen and is “hands-on” and not a mere cooking “demonstration”. The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your choice. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. Important: Please wear closed toe shoes. Class size is small and intimate and limited to approximately 10 students. $95++/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. It’s fun! Reserve today.
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If you have any questions, please call us at 619-270-9670 or email us here.
-Randy and the Solare Team
More Details: Lasagna, one of the most celebrated of the Italian food staples, has a long and luxurious history. The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word, “lasagnum,” meaning dish or bowl. The ancient Greeks used baking dishes of that name, which they eventually transferred to the Romans. The Romans, who ended up using the same style of dish, also developed a type of food which they used the term “lasagnum” for: it was served in said dish, with layers of a pasta-like food with other fillings in-between. With the extent of the Roman empire, this new “lasagnum” dish spread all across Europe, eventually reaching Britain, where it was published in the very first cookbook.
After many decades, the early form of lasagna once again surfaced. The early Italians changed the name from “lasagnum,” to “lasagna,” which is the current form. Over the years, the word “lasagna” began to change definitions; the word previously referred to the serving dish it was baked in, but began to simply mean the delicious pasta meal in the dish itself. In modern cooking terms, it now means layers of thin pasta, with meat, cheese, and tomato sauce squeezed in between. Lasagna sure has come a long way.