Sorry this post is late; I think I lost a day to travel somewhere. That, or I'm actually relaxing on my vacation - a food writing workshop in Verona, Italy.
Today was a tortelli making class in a local restaurant. The staff showed us how, then stood back to let us try. We did OK - we are a bunch of food writers, after all. But we were not the pros. They roll and fold with flair, smooth and effortless.
Posting will be a little sparse for the next week or so, until I get home. After that, I apologize in advance for all the "Well, when I was in Italy..." stories.