about

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 an 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 built this platform to share the recipes I develop as a pastaia, as well as details for upcoming events where I hope to enjoy these and many more dishes together.

Currently, I host virtual pasta-making events in Austin, Texas, with in-person workshops and supper club dinners to resume when the time is right. I also develop recipes regularly, including for Food52 as their Resident Pasta Maker. 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 pastasocialclub@gmail.com or via the contact form.

 

And if you want to know a little more about me,

check out some of the articles below.

Photo ©️ Austin Garza-Kilcullen

Inside the Dinner Party That Uses Pasta to Build New Friendships

 

Nikita Richardson, New York's Grub Street

'Cacio e pepe': Italy's beloved three-ingredient pasta dish

Emily Monaco, BBC Travel

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The Essential Pasta-Making Tools, According to Professional Pasta-Makers

Maxine Builder and Nikita Richardson,

New York's The Strategist

Meryl Feinstein’s Path to Pasta Social Club

Melissa Kravitz-Hoeffner, Diced

Meet friends, make pasta through this new social club

Addie Broyles, Austin-American Statesman

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Join the Pasta Social Club

with Jake Cohen, the Feedfeed Podcast

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How to Make the Most Beautiful Herb Pasta from Scratch

Abigail Napp, La Cucina Italiana

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