Hi, I'm Meryl.
I've lived in big cities for the majority of my adult life. In each new place, I've known people from high school, from college, from graduate programs and past jobs—but I still find myself frustrated by how difficult it can be to make new friends, real friends, as a young adult.
And I know I'm not alone.
Pasta Social Club is an outgrowth of my personal desire to build friendships beyond shared backgrounds, political affiliations, religious beliefs, professional workplaces, and prior education. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education, and spending some time in the kitchens of Lilia and Misi in Brooklyn, New York, I've built this platform to share the recipes I develop as a pastaia (via @pastasocialclub), as well as details for upcoming events where I hope to connect in person and enjoy these and many more dishes together.
Currently, I host intimate supper club dinners in collaboration with the culinary incubator Resident in New York, as well as pasta-making classes in my new home of Austin, Texas (with Austin-based dinners coming soon!). If you have any questions, feedback, tips, your own pasta recipes you'd like to share, or just want to say hi, I'd love to hear from you (but, like, really and truly) at or via the contact form.
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