Noodle Primer

Tuesday, July 16 or August 13, 6 p.m.

Rethink your noodle knowledge in this class. We'll introduce you to noodle dishes from three continents with three very different flavor profiles, achieved with key techniques that you can apply to endless other noodle preparations. With Mexico's sopa seca, we'll develop depth of flavor by toasting dry noodles that are cooked up right in the flavorful broth of the final dish—no straining required! You'll learn how to perfectly prep soba, a buckwheat noodle that forms the base of some of our favorite one-pot dishes and is equally delicious served hot or cold. Finally, we'll discuss the four guiding rules of preparing Italian pastas—and when to give yourself permission to break the rules—as we make a spin on classic pesto livened up with ricotta, sage and parsley. With these techniques in your back pocket, you'll be ready to discover a whole new world of fantastic noodle dishes. 


What is the maximum number of students per class?

Different classes have different student/participant caps. Here are general guidelines for maximum student capacity:

  • Hands-on cooking classes: 16

  • Milk Street Sessions: 50

  • Cooking Demonstations: 50

  • Free monthly tour: 30

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please get directions to 49 India Street and walk across the street ot the double brown doors, with bowties on them. 177 Milk Street (our building) has multiple doors, most of which are locked by 6 p.m.

If you need access to the handicap entrance, please email Thank you!

Parking garages:

  • Boston Harbor Garage (known as the Aquarium Garage)

  • 75 State Street


  • Aquarium stop on the Blue Line

  • State Street on Blue and Orange Line

  • Government Center on the Blue and Green Lines

  • Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and multiple bus lines

Bus Lines

  • 4, 92, 93, 352, 354 

What can/can't I bring/wear to the event?

Please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. You are welcome to bring a phone or camera. 

No pets allowed. 

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a hands-on cooking class.

Should I eat a snack before class?

You will sample noodle dishes throughout class and also sit down to a complete meal once you finish cooking.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 12-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds.