Culinary Arts

Spaghetti alla Chitarra and Cavatelli

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 9:53 min

Chef Keller demonstrates how to make two pasta shapes that take a little bit of patience but lead to gratifying results.

Thomas Keller
Teaches Cooking Techniques
Learn techniques for cooking vegetables and eggs and making pastas from scratch from the award-winning chef and proprietor of The French Laundry.
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Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.

Thomas Keller has won more Michelin stars than any chef in America. In his first online cooking class, the founder of The French Laundry and Per Se teaches you the underlying techniques of making great food so you can go beyond the cookbook. Learn how to confit vegetables, poach perfect eggs, make hand-shaped pasta, and bring Michelin star-quality meals to your kitchen.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I am now making my own mayonnaise, pickled veggies, and pasta. Thomas Keller is a wonderful instructor.

Absolutely fantastic ! Love the orientation around techniques versus recipes. I learned so much that I thought I already knew - don't blindly pepper; 4 minute eggs with olive oil (best ever); tomato concasse; "sand" asparagus - on and on. The clarity was terrific - ingredients + execution! And repetition !! Thank you Chef !

What a privilege to get to listen and learn from Thomas Keller. His humble, yet, respectful approach to not only cuisine but is culinary narrative was captivating, he is a true storyteller. I look forward to practicing these lessons almost as much as I look forward to dining at Bouchon or French Laundry.

I really appreciate the time and care that Chef Keller put into each session. From simple things like boiling an egg to the technique of making great pasta, I learned a great deal. His passion and patience has made me wan tto get better at the little things and branch out to expand my repetoire in my kitchen. Thank you, Chef.


A fellow student

I really liked it. I enjoyed Chef Keller's demeanor and his very clear explanations. He makes everything seem doable and also comments frequently on the joy of it. Very likeable and enjoyable to watch.

Amanda S.

Love the "teaching moment" in this lesson. It's so encouraging to see that even the pros make mistakes and how easy it was to fix it.

Diane T.

Again am loving the Pasta so fun to do and tastes devine. I've made fresh pasta many times before....I have one of the spaghetti boards. I've also made Fresh Pasta Ravioli's filled with Mushrooms & Ricotta, and Cheese and Meatfilled. I press a piece of Parsley (Flat Leaf) into the do and it makes for a beautiful presentation when having company or just Him & I....Onward! ***** Love the way Chef Keller teaches....

Colin B.

whoa whoa whoa: is that dough fresh, i.e. just made, or has it been made and stored somewhere prior to being made in the video???? unlike last session, this obviously isn't frozen. what's the storage protocol?

John R.

Wow what an exercise in patience!! I would do it if I had the time to dedicate to it, but otherwise I'll buy the box. I have made fresh pasta, but I had nothing else to do that day.

Jerry F.

Interesting that all these pastas are made with eggs. When I think of egg pasta, I only think of "egg noodles" like those used in German cooking, like Beef Stroganoff. But I can see how the eggs add a richness, while still keeping it simple and fresh.

Ronald S.

I enjoyed these pasta the lessons the most so far because Chef Keller allowed his personality to shine through. His precision, refined cooking can make him seem like a robotic genius, but pasta made him human. Outstanding.

David A.

How long does Chef Keller allow the Pasta to dry before running through the Chitarra?

Kristine K.

I love the length of these lessons it's just the right amount of time. I have never seen pasta great. Simply taught by Chef Keller. Not that I could ever do this but simply taught. I appreciate pasta so much more it takes time and patience to make it.

Kathryn M.

Delightful lesson. I wish this course would continue with many more lessons! Please do additional classes, Chef Keller!