Making homemade pasta has always really impressed me. Up until recently, I thought it was one of those things that’s only doable if you’re a professional chef, but a little unrealistic for your average person at home. And then Elyse Fischer came in and showed me the error of my ways. Take a peek at the our homemade pasta workshop, with lots of stunning photos from the lovely Courtney Waugh.
This workshop was just lovely. We began at 5 pm, made pasta, ate dinner around the table, and lingered well into the evening enjoying good wine and great conversation. I especially enjoyed gathering around the table with everyone. There’s something special about sitting down to a meal — forgetting the distractions and enjoying a time that’s set apart. This month, I was inspired by Neighbor’s Table in Dallas, specifically a dinner party for Anna Watson Carl’s #cookbookroadtrip. Neighbor’s Table began with one lady’s love for hosting, a 20-person outdoor table (my dream!) and her goal to host 500 people in a year. She not only met that goal, but exceeded it and has a vision for creating more “neighbor’s tables” at homes nationwide. For more information about Neighbor’s Table and the #cookbookroadtrip, see Anna’s post about the dinner party at The Yellow Table (check out the beautiful styling by Kris Drayovitch – I loved her place cards with lemons so much I used the idea!). I hope you are adequately inspired to host at your own table in the coming weeks! You should definitely try out Elyse’s homemade pasta and sauce recipe.
Photography by Courtney Waugh | www.courtneywaugh.com
Wine provided by David Lack of Broadway Wine Merchants | 824 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | www.broadwaywinemerchants.com
Micro green basil plants provided by Travis & Olivia Flatt of Upward Harvest | available at Uptown Grocery Co., Buy For Less, and Urban Agrarian | www.upwardharvest.com
Flowers provided by Alison Fleck of Juniper Designs | www.juniperokc.com