Ciao! I'm Silvana and I'm a 4th generation artisan pasta maker from Naples. My passion is to teach the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand, saving rare pasta shapes from disappearing and helping pasta lovers to recreate the authentic Italian experience, teaching techniques passed down to me by my family.
My grandma has taught me everything I know, started training me when I was a teeny weeny 5-year-old. She's been my only teacher for 17 years, allowing me to earn first hands experience in her small pasta factory. In July 2017 I featured on BBC2's "Inside the Factory" as a pasta expert.
Artisan Pasta Maker
Pasta, pasta, and more pasta! :)
What to expect at Silvana's place
Where do I start! The evening was incredible from start to finish. It was a very humble setting; Gathered round her dining table we spent the evening laughing and making some fantastic food. I didn’t expect to have laughed so much at a cooking class, she sets everybody at ease and creates such a lovely atmosphere.
Silvana’s passion for pasta shone through at every opportunity, we learnt so much; how to work your dough, picking the right shape for your dish, seasoning, cooking, what to look for in supermarket pasta and more. It really extended beyond just a class in every sense. We even learnt some Italian too 🤌🤌
We had such a wonderful afternoon with Silvana. She explained all about the history of pasta making and what to look for when buying pasta in the supermarkets. The pasta making itself was so much fun, and the end result was delicious. Silvana was so welcoming and friendly and created such a warm environment. Thank you so much for a lovely experience - can't wait to try making pasta from scratch myself!
This was an incredible experience .
Silvana was so knowledgeable and made us feel at home. we left with a lot of tips that we still use a year on
What a fun evening we had! Enjoyed learning some really interesting information about pasta and what to look for when shopping. Food we cooked was delicious and there was plenty of it. A great host who welcomed us into her home for the evening. Would highly recommend 👍🏻