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Language WALKshop: A taste of Italian… in the Kitchen

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Tutte le forme della pasta...

All the shapes of pasta… Which regions do they come from and how are they made?

In this 3 hour Italian WALKshop, we will ‘walk’ from Italy’s north to south through its regional pasta specialities. With Monica from Su Misura Italy as our guide, we will explore the different types of pasta from around Italy and the sauces that they are best suited to. Before our eyes, professional pasta maker Annapaola D’Alessio will demonstrate how a number of typical pasta shapes are made by hand while we use our Italian to describe the shapes, the ingredients, the method and the stories behind the pasta.

This workshop is intended to be a fun and active language learning experience in a social context, where the pasta and how it is made serve as prompts to talk about and describe different things in Italian that you might not usually cover in your regular learning space. You will be provided with some printed materials on useful vocabulary and phrases for the session and the hosts will be there to support you along the way.

This small group session is best suited to those with intermediate to advanced-level Italian. (However, if you are interested in Italian cuisine, we would encourage you to come along even if you would consider yourself still beginner/early-intermediate in Italian!)

When: Saturday 16th March, 10.30am-1.30pm

Where: Annapaola’s beautiful home kitchen in Carnegie – address will be shared with you after booking.

What’s included:

  • 3 hour experience to practise your Italian with two native speakers and a small group of other Italian learners

  • Learn about the different types of pasta from around Italy

  • Special pasta-making demonstration by Annapaola D’Alessio, professional pasta maker

  • Printed language materials on relevant vocabulary for the session prepared and presented by Monica from Su Misura Italy

  • Coffee & dolcetti to start our morning together

  • Light pranzo of pasta at the end of the session

  • A glass of wine matched to our meal, provided by Tricolore Imports who will present and explain the wine and its origin to us on the day


  • EARLY BIRD - $80 per person when you book your ticket before midnight Friday 1st March

  • $90 per person after Friday 1st March

The WALKshop will be led by Monica from Su Misura Italy, an experienced Italian tutor and native speaker, hosted by Annapaola D’Alessio, professional pasta maker, and supported by Rebecca from Irregular Endings.

STILL TO COME | This Language WALKshop is part of a series for learners of Italian in Melbourne (full details TBC):

Friday 8th March 2019 – A taste of Italian… in Melbourne’s laneways (Le gallerie ed i vicoli della tua città)

Saturday 9th March 2019 – A taste of Italian… at the NGV (Se I quadri potessero parlare)

Saturday 6th April 2019 – A taste of Italian… at the market (Facciamo la spesa!)

Saturday 11th May 2019 – A taste of Italian… in the park (I colori dell’autunno al parco)

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