(Notice I didn't say "Pasta 101". I am a rank amateur at this.)
Making pasta on the new island was everything that I had hoped it would be. The size and shape of the surface lent itself well to making pasta production be really easy. The lemon pepper cream (cream, lemon juice, coarse ground black pepper, egg yolk) sauce was pretty good as well. I made tagliatelle, which is one of my favorites.
What didn't work so well was I think I got them too thin, and I cooked all of them, so there was way too much pasta for the two of us, but we ate it anyway. Next time I'll cook half of it and refrigerate the rest. Because it was so thin, it overcooked, so it was a little softer than we like it. I just read Mario's recipe, and he rolls it out on the thinnest setting, but he only cooked it for two minutes. Now I know. I cooked it for five because I wasn't sure. So my setting was right but my timing was wrong.
I'm definitely going to do this again, because this was the most fun I've ever had making pasta.
But God, I'm stuffed.