Back to Basics: Busiate con Pesto alla Trapanese


June 9, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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This long, spiraled pasta is typical of the Trapani region in Sicily and its takes its name from the Sicilian word for a local Mediterranean grass, busa, around which the dough was traditionally wrapped. With origins in Sicily, pesto alla trapanese is a delicious result of cross-cultural cuisine and a flavorful way to make use of produce. Dating back to Italy's maritime past, Ligurian sailors would arrive home at the port of Trapani in Sicily after lengthy travels through Eastern Asia. It was here that the northerners introduced Sicilians to pesto alla genovese, or the classic basil pesto typical of Liguria. Having learned the Ligurian technique of grinding the fresh ingredients into a silky sauce, the Sicilians adapted the recipe with the use of fresh tomatoes and almonds native to the region. In this class guests will:

  • Prepare the dish under the guidance of La Scuola’s instructor
  • Enjoy your pasta dish with a paired wine chosen by an Eataly sommelier
  • Learn more about wine and wine pairing
  • Discover more about the differences between fresh and dry pasta
  • Take home adapted recipes and wine tasting notes

Nota Bene: For all cooking classes, cooking surfaces and burners are shared between members of your party. 

This class is in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency. Eataly's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency helps you expand your knowledge of authentic, centuries-old traditional Italian food and wine. 

About ITA – Italian Trade Agency

ITA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.

With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world. 

Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Please note, the level of hands-on participation differs from class to class. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.


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