Postcards from Italy: A taste for making your own pasta

Learning how to make pasta at Ercoli Trastevere in Rome.
Learning how to make pasta at Ercoli Trastevere in Rome.
Katherine Schick

Did you read my postcard on the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome? Farther into the neighborhood is Ercoli Trastevere, a restaurant, bar, bakery, deli, market, and, believe it or not, education center. In a back room the establishment offers pasta-making classes in English and Italian, where visitors make different types of pasta from scratch and then get to eat their homemade meal in a private dining room. I went there with EF Rome yesterday, where I made tagliatelle and cacio e pepe. We had a charismatic and effective chef as a teacher, and (as someone who struggles with cooking) it was a rewarding and tasty experience. I recommend writing down the recipe you learn so that you can make yourself a scrumptious plate whenever you want and impress your family and friends when you get home!

From Roma with love, Kate


(Katherine Schick is a high school student from Watertown, Mass., who is spending a month with a host family in Rome while studying Italian and documenting her travels for the Headliners of Summer newsroom with her “Postcards from Italy” series.)

–July 22, 2023–

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Katherine Schick, Headliners of Summer
A rising junior at Watertown (Mass.) High School, Katherine Schick is an Entertainment and Travel reporter for Headliners in Education and the Raider Times. In 2021, Schick took part in Harvard University’s Summer Journalism Academy where she was recognized as both a News and Sports writer and has had articles published on School Newspapers Online. She is a creative writer for the Word Painter literary magazine at Watertown High and takes classes at GrubStreet in Boston. Outside of writing, Schick is a passionate dancer and assistant dance teacher, Model UN participant, study abroad student in Italy as of summer 2023, and loves nothing more than watching old movies. (June 2023)  

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