Instead of going to stupid Macaroni Garden and ordering a build-your-own, never-ending, disgusting-ass pasta bowl, check out the Easy Italian Dishes cooking class at the Dallas Central Market, 5750 E. Lovers Lane. You'll learn how to make your own fresh tomato and basil pasta, veal piccatine with mushrooms and marsala and monkfish with pancetta and spinach. The hands-on class is $55 (sounds pricey, but it's way cheaper than any grocery run we've ever done there that included veal, pancetta and monkfish). The class starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 214-234-7000 or visit centralmarket.com for reservations.
Mon., Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., 2011