The Book of Pasta
The complete guide to choosing, using and cooking pasta with over 150 truly fabulous recipes.
This superb book is a comprehensive guide to choosing, making, cooking and enjoying Italian pasta. It features 150 classic and original recipes for every kind of pasta dish: simple broths and hearty soups, tomato and cream sauces, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, vegetables and vegetarian dishes, baked and stuffed pasta dishes, fresh and healthy recipes, and salads. There is a colourful visual guide to traditional pasta sauce ingredients, such as fresh herbs and leaves, seasonings, spices, fish and shellfish, vegetables and cheeses; how to match pasta types and shapes to different sauces; and detailed techniques showing the secrets of making your own pasta by hand and machine. The recipe section is a winning combination of classic dishes, such as tagliatelle alla Bolognese and fettuccine all’ Alfredo, regional specialities such as ravioli alla Romagnola, and original ideas including shellfish lasagne, tortellini with ham, and spaghetti with artichokes. Illustrated throughout with over 800 glorious photographs, easy-to-read, informative text, and enticing, authentic dishes to discover, this is the definitive kitchen guide, sourcebook, reference manual and recipe collection for every pasta-lover.