Here’s your chance to roll up your sleeves and find out cooking tips from Little Italy's experienced pasta makers. The matriarchs of the community are gathering on Saturday (Feb. 27) to make ravioli for a spaghetti and ravioli dinner to benefit St. Leo Church.
And they’re looking for volunteers. After all, the ladies have to make 12,000 raviolis.
I’m told you can just show up at 9 a.m. Saturday at the St. Leo school hall (910 Stiles St.) to learn from seasoned cooks like 91-year-old Lucy Pompa. The hard-working group also needs help on Saturday, March 6, to make mounds of meatballs, starting at 9, in the church hall.
If you just want to eat the fruits of their labor, the biannual dinner on March 7 (it’s also held in November) costs $10 for adults and $5 for children and includes salad, bread, spaghetti with two meatballs, or ravioli with one meatball. If you don’t have time to sit down in the school hall, you can get carryout for 50 cents extra.
For more information, call the church rectory at 410-675-7275.
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