Become A Master Of Pasta At Carnevale 2012

A leading Adelaide chef and a celebrity dietitian will team up for their love of pasta at this year’s Carnevale on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

Local restaurateur chef Adam Swanson will conduct a series of pasta master classes over the two-day Festival. He will be joined by dietitian and sports woman Natalie von Bertouch for two of those sessions.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn how easy it is to cook a sophisticated dish at home using a variety of pasta shapes and healthy ingredients.

Adam will share his tips on how to get creative in the kitchen and enjoy quick, easy and tasty pasta meals with different pasta shapes, while Natalie will converse with audience members and educate them about cooking pasta dishes with healthier sauces. She will provide alternative recipe options utilising simpler and healthier ingredients so people can learn new ways to prepare pasta meals that highlight the quality and flavour of the pasta.

The master classes will be held within a full-scale kitchen setting inside the showground’s “Piazza Jubilee” (Jubilee Pavilion). It will be equipped with an overhead camera and big screen TV, allowing audience members to view Adam and Natalie’s cooking from all angles.

Quality pasta ingredients will be supplied by Carnevale patron sponsor, San Remo.

The master class session times are as follows:

Saturday 11 February: 2.45pm – 3.30pm (Adam/Natalie) and 6.00pm – 6.45pm (Adam only)
Sunday 12 February: 2.15pm – 3.00pm (Adam/Natalie) and 5.30pm – 6.15pm (Adam only)

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the Durum Growers Association of South Australia will also form part of the San Remo pasta exhibition. The University and the Durum Growers Association will educate visitors on how durum wheat is planted and harvested to grain, particularly for the pasta industry.

Now in its 36th year, the Carnevale festival is a celebration of Italian food, people, culture and tradition. It is the only festival of its type in Australia.

Carnevale will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on 11-12 February. Tickets available at the gate. For more information, visit

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