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, college, 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 own 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'm based in Birmingham, Alabama, where I host virtual pasta-making classes and develop recipes, 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

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Make Pasta Like a Pro, Starting with These 3 Shapes
Nina Friend, Food & Wine

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Finding Her Purpose Through Pasta
The Washington Post Creative Group

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

Emily Monaco, BBC Travel


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

Maxine Builder and Nikita Richardson,

New York's The Strategist

Mackenzie Smith Kelley. Kitchen Details

Inside Meryl Feinstein’s Pantry

with Pineapple Collaborative

Inside the Dinner Party That Uses Pasta to Build New Friendships


Nikita Richardson, New York's Grub Street

Meet friends, make pasta through this new social club

Addie Broyles, Austin-American Statesman


Join the Pasta Social Club

with Jake Cohen, the Feedfeed Podcast


How to Make the Most Beautiful Herb Pasta from Scratch


Abigail Napp, La Cucina Italiana

Meryl Feinstein’s Path to Pasta Social Club

Melissa Kravitz-Hoeffner, Diced