A Worldly Pasta Party, Right Here in Boston

March 21, 2016

Taste and learn about stuffed pastas from around the globe at WGBH's "Passport to Pasta" event, hosted by our own Dan Whalen — who literally wrote the book on stuffing foods with other foods. 

Nicole Fleming
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The whole world loves pasta, and, accordingly, Craving Boston contributor Dan Whalen is set to take you on a multi-country tour of this beloved starchy staple.

“Passport to Pasta” will take place on Thursday, March 31st, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the WGBH studios at 1 Guest Street in Brighton. The event will explore stuffed pastas fom Germany, Poland, Italy, Afghanistan, India, and China.

Whalen is the guy behind the popular The Food In My Beard blog, and the cookbook “Stuffed: The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook,” which focuses on combining classic comfort foods to make new belly-pleasing favorites. “I really like stuffing pasta with unexpected ingredients like a whole cheeseburger or corned beef and cabbage,” says Whalen. 

Pasta is his favorite food, he says — manicotti during childhood, and Thai drunken noodle take-out nowadays. He has dozens of pasta-related recipes on his blog, from the basics of making fresh pasta to that time he created “mac and cheese ravioli” by stuffing mac and cheese inside the Italian pasta pouches. Sounds like a match made in noodle-lover's heaven.

Tickets for the Passport to Pasta event costs $35 for members and $40 for non-members, and can be purchased here.

Nicole Fleming is the author of The Girl Who Ate Boston food blog. Follow her on Twitter @GirlEatsBoston.


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