A master class in handmade pasta
The hardest Friday night reservation to score in LA isn’t a Michelin-rated temple of cuisine, it’s for a handmade pasta joint by the beach. The mastermind is Evan Funke — part historian, part chef, part nonna, part ninja — who has distinguished himself with a lovingly maniacal focus on preserving a dying art: pasta made strictly by hand. I took on my favorite role of photographer / kitchen apprentice to help bring Evan’s masterclass to life. The photography was recognized with the 2020 James Beard Award.