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    Boiling Spaghetti Pasta is a type of food made from flour mixed with water a (and often eggs) which is then kneaded, formed into shapes and boiled. The best-known form of pasta is probably spaghetti which is a long-thin form of pasta whose name derives from the Italian spaghetto, the diminutive of spago which means "thin string".

    Other than spaghetti, other common forms of pasta include vermicelli (also string like), farfalle and rotelle (complicated decorative shapes), fettuccine and linguine (both ribbon-shipped), lasagna (large sheets), penne (short tubes), as well as various forms of hollow shapes that are stuffed with fillings (manicotti, ravioli and tortellini). Although all the types of pasta are made from more or less the same ingredients, the shapes do in fact serve an important role - different shapes make different types of pasta more suitable for different types of sauce (Alfredo sauce, Tomato sauce, etc.).

    Spaghetti cooked and served with tomato sauce

    When pasta is cooked, it can be served with a variety of different sauces. For example, in Italian cuisine, each region of Italy has their own preferred ways of serving the dish. For example, bolognese and pesto are favored in the North, whereas carbonara or tomato sauces tend to be favored in the South. Pasta is also a popular dish outside of Italy, and other countries such as the United States, have developed their own distinct accompaniments, albeit often inspired by Italian cuisine.

    The origins of pasta have been lost in the mists of time. It is known that noodles have been eaten in China for at least 4,000 years, and one legend says that Marco Polo brought this dish to Italy - however romantic as this story is, it doesn't appear to be true - there are records of pasta dishes in the Mediterranean area dating back from before the time of Christ.

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    Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks

    By Vicky Bennison

    Hardie Grant
    Released: 2019-10-29
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy s Best Home Cooks
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    "When you have good ingredients, you don't have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you." – Lucia, 85

    Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers.

    Featuring over 80 easy and accessible recipes from all over Italy, you will be transported into the very heart of the Italian home to learn how to make great-tasting Italian food. Pasta styles range from pici – a type of hand-rolled spaghetti that is simple to make – to lumachelle della duchessa – tiny, ridged, cinnamon-scented tubes that take patience and dexterity.

    More than just a compendium of dishes, Pasta Grannies tells the extraordinary stories of these ordinary women and shows you that with the right know how, truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and entirely achievable.

    American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Pasta Cookbook, Italian Cooking Books, Pasta and Noodle Cooking)

    By Evan Funke

    Chronicle Books
    Released: 2019-09-24
    Hardcover (272 pages)

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    "Evan Funke's respect for tradition and detail makes American Sfoglino the perfect introduction to the fresh egg pastas of Emilia Romagna. It's bold in its simplicity and focus."Missy Robbins, chef/owner of Lilia and MISI

    A comprehensive guide to making the best pasta in the world: In this debut cookbook from Evan Funke, he shares classic techniques from his Emilia Romagna training and provides accessible instructions for making his award winning sfoglia (sheet pasta) at home. With little more than flour, eggs, and a rolling pin, you too can be a sfoglino (a pasta maker) and create traditional Italian noodles that are perfectly paired with the right sauces.

    Features recipes for home cooks to recreate 15 classic pasta shapes, spanning simple pappardelle to perfect tortelloni.

    Beginning with four foundational doughs, American Sfoglino takes readers step by step through recipes for a variety of generous dishes, from essential sauces and broths, like Passata di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce) and Brodo di Carne (Meat Broth) to luscious Tagliatelle in Bianco con Prosciutto (Tagliatelle with Bacon and Butter) and Lasagna Verde alla Bolognese (Green Bolognese Lasagna).

    Includes stories from Italy and the kitchen at Felix Trattoria that add the finishing touches to this master class in pasta, while sumptuous photographs and a bold package offer a feast for the eyes.

    Forget your pasta machine and indulge in the magic of being a sfoglino with the help of the rich imagery and detailed instructions provided by Evan Funke and American Sfoglino.

    Evan Funke is a master pasta maker and the chef owner of Felix Trattoria in Venice, California.
    Katie Parla is a food writer and IACP award winning author whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Food & Wine, and Saveur. Eric Wolfinger is a James Beard Award winning food photographer.

    Makes an excellent gift idea for any pasta aficionado or avid Italian cook.

    Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes

    America's Test Kitchen
    Released: 2019-03-05
    Hardcover (544 pages)

    Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes
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    The only vegetables book you'll ever need reveals hundreds of ways to cook nearly every vegetable under the sun.

    We're all looking for interesting, achievable ways to enjoy vegetables more often. This must-have addition to your cookbook shelf has more than 700 kitchen-tested recipes that hit that mark. Sure, you'll learn nearly 40 ways to cook potatoes and 30 ways with broccoli, America's favorite veggies. But you'll also learn how to make a salad with roasted radishes and their peppery leaves; how to char avocados in a skillet to use in Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers; and how to turn sunchokes into a chowder and kale into a Super Slaw for Salmon Tacos. Every chapter, from Artichokes to Zucchini, includes shopping, storage, seasonality, and prep pointers and techniques, including hundreds of step-by-step photographs and illustrations, gorgeous watercolor illustrations, and full-color recipe photography.

    The inspirational, modern recipes showcase vegetables' versatility in everything from sides to mains: You'll discover how to make the perfect grilled corn--and also how to transform it into a deliciously creamy pasta sauce with ricotta and basil. Onions are grilled, caramelized, glazed, and pickled--and also cooked into the Middle Eastern pilaf Mujaddara. Cauliflower is grilled as steaks, fried Buffalo-style, and pot-roasted whole with a robust tomato sauce. Sweet potatoes are mashed and baked more than a dozen ways, plus turned into a salad, a soup, tacos, and a gratin. All along the way we share loads of invaluable kitchen tips and insights from our test cooks, making it easy--and irresistibly tempting--to eat more veggies every day.

    Just a few of the 700+ recipes (based on 70+ vegetables!) you’ll find inside:

    CLASSICS, PERFECTED

        Best Baked Potato
        Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
        Roasted Broccoli
        Cauliflower Soup
        Foolproof Boiled Corn with Chili–Lime Salt

    FRESH TAKES

        Carrot-Habanero Dip
        Potato and Chorizo Tacos
        Whole Romanesco with Berbere and Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
        Stir-Fried Thai-Style Beef with Chiles and Shallots
        Zucchini Bread with Pistachios and Orange

    NEW FAVORITES

        Fried Fiddleheads with Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce
        Nori-Crusted Salmon
        Fava Bean Crostini with Manchego and Pine Nuts
        Roasted King Trumpet Mushrooms with Red Wine-Miso Sauce
        Sunchoke Chowder

    Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars

    By Clifton Collins Jr.

    Workman Publishing Company
    Released: 2015-11-03
    Paperback (176 pages)

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    A unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen takes readers behind bars with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmate/cooks who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from Guns n’ Roses and the actor Shia LaBeouf.

    Instant ramen is a ubiquitous food, beloved by anyone looking for a cheap, tasty bite—including prisoners, who buy it at the commissary and use it as the building block for all sorts of meals. Think of this as a unique cookbook of ramen hacks. Here’s Ramen Goulash. Black Bean Ramen. Onion Tortilla Ramen Soup. The Jailhouse Hole Burrito. Orange Porkies—chili ramen plus white rice plus ½ bag of pork skins plus orange-flavored punch. Ramen Nuggets. Slash’s J-Walking Ramen (with scallions, Sriracha hot sauce, and minced pork).

    Coauthors Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez and Clifton Collins Jr. are childhood friends—one an ex-con, now free and living in Mexico, and the other a highly successful Hollywood character actor who’s enlisted friends and celebrities to contribute their recipes and stories. Forget flowery writing about precious, organic ingredients—these stories are a first-person, firsthand look inside prison life, a scared-straight reality to complement the offbeat recipes.



     

    Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook

    By Anna Hezel

    Clarkson Potter
    Released: 2019-09-10
    Hardcover (144 pages)

    Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook
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    Change the way you think about lasagna with a cookbook featuring 50 recipes that are bold, creative, and always comforting

    Bon Appétit’s Cookbook of the Month • “What could possibly be better than a great lasagna recipe? A whole slew of them, plus some wonderful baked pastas too.”—Ruth Reichl

    Whether you’re craving a meatball lasagna, keeping it stupid simple with a slow cooker spinach lasagna, or hosting brunch with an eggy carbonara lasagna that shouts “Hello!” from the center of the table, you’ll find plenty of new ways to cook the classic dish in Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook.

    In addition to a lasagna recipe for every occasion, the book features many creative ideas for what to eat with it, including the perfect iceberg lettuce salad you’ve ordered a million times in Italian restaurants, pillowy garlic knots, and a tiramisu for the twenty-first century. A baked pasta chapter delivers non-lasagna showstoppers, like skillet-baked spaghetti and timpano.

    With 50 recipes, mouth-watering photography, and plenty of tips, Lasagna is a detailed and delicious celebration of a baked pasta icon.

    Praise for Lasagna

    “An exuberant love letter to the bubbling, bronzed, bricklike comfort of lasagna. I foresee 200 percent more lasagna in my kitchen this fall, just as Anna Hezel and the editors of TASTE wanted for me.”—Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen

    “Garfield’s love of lasagna is well-documented. In his opinion, it’s nature’s perfect food. I’m often asked, ‘Why lasagna?’ Truth is, lasagna is my favorite food. So, it looks like Garfield and I will be fighting over this delightful book.”—Jim Davis, creator of Garfield

    “The sad truth is that lasagna—a dish of such great potential—is too often sloughed together haphazardly, a multithousand-calorie doorstop for the potluck table. Anna Hezel and the team from TASTE have, thankfully, reconsidered Garfield’s favorite food and laid out, in friendly and encouraging words and pictures, simple and essential ways to elevate your lasagna game. Plus they’ve mapped out a great range of baked pastas and the lasagna-adjacent dishes of the world, so you can set sail from red sauce seas to faraway horizons, discovering variations of baked noodle bliss you may have never known were within your reach.”—Peter Meehan, food editor of the Los Angeles Times and cofounder of Lucky Peach

    Let's Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook

    By Hugh Amano

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2019-07-16
    Paperback (192 pages)

    Let s Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook
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    A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries.

    ONE OF THE YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION’S GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS

    Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect bowl at home including tares, broths, noodles, and toppings. Authors Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan present colorful, humorous, and easy-to-follow comics that fully illustrate the necessary steps and ingredients for delicious homemade ramen. Along the way, they share preparation shortcuts that make weeknight ramen a reality; provide meaty tidbits on Japanese culinary traditions; and feature words of wisdom, personal anecdotes, and cultural insights from eminent ramen figures such as chef Ivan Orkin and Ramen Adventures' Brian MacDuckston. Recipes include broths like Shio, Shoyu, Miso, and Tonkotsu, components such as Onsen Eggs, Chashu, and Menma, and offshoots like Mazemen, Tsukemen, and Yakisoba. Ideal for beginners, seasoned cooks, and armchair chefs alike, this comic book cookbook is an accessible, fun, and inviting introduction to one of Japan's most popular and iconic dishes.

    Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto [A Cookbook]

    By Marc Vetri

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2015-03-17
    Hardcover (272 pages)

    Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto [A Cookbook]
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    Award-winning chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto in this inspiring, informative primer featuring expert tips and techniques, and more than 100 recipes.

    Vetri’s personal stories of travel and culinary discovery in Italy appear alongside his easy-to-follow, detailed explanations of how to make and enjoy fresh handmade pasta. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional, you’ll learn how to make more than thirty different types of pasta dough, from versatile egg yolk dough, to extruded semolina dough, to a variety of flavored pastas—and form them into shapes both familiar and unique. In dishes ranging from classic to innovative, Vetri shares his coveted recipes for stuffed pastas, baked pastas, and pasta sauces. He also shows you how to make light-as-air gnocchi and the perfect dish of risotto. 

    Loaded with useful information, including the best way to cook and sauce pasta, suggestions for substituting pasta shapes, and advance preparation and storage notes, Mastering Pasta offers you all of the wisdom of a pro. For cooks who want to take their knowledge to the next level, Vetri delves deep into the science of various types of flour to explain pasta’s uniquely satisfying texture and how to craft the very best pasta by hand or with a machine. Mastering Pasta is the definitive work on the subject and the only book you will ever need to serve outstanding pasta dishes in your own kitchen.

    Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

    By Rossella Rago

    Race Point Publishing
    Released: 2018-11-06
    Hardcover (264 pages)

    Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
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    Learn to cook traditional Italian food for every holiday of the year with Rossella Rago and her Italian nonna in Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays.

    They’re back! Rossella Rago and her adorable Nonna Romana have returned with Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays, a traditional cookbook no Italian kitchen should be without. This Italian cookbook is a culinary treasury, jam-packed with over 125 classic holiday recipes for Italian-food lovers, including classic holiday recipes like Struffoli, Christmas Fish, Manicotti, Cannelloni, Cannoli Cheesecake, and more.

    With advice from nonnas all over the country, this unique book covers holiday classics from every region of Italy, from Milan to Sicily, and includes holiday memories from the nonnas themselves. The nonnas also give their personal tips on cooking for a crowd (and it's always a crowd). And, of course, no new Cooking with Nonna cookbook would be complete without Rossella's signature dishes and unique voice

    Rosella and her nonnas will have you enjoying Italian culinary delights around the year. In addition to the major holidays of Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, you will find recipes for New Year’s Eve and Day, the Epiphany, Little Easter, St. Joseph’s Day, Carnevale, All Souls Day, Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Saint Rocco's Feast. To complete you year-round Italian tasting tour, recipes for weddings and other celebrations are included.

    Nothing brings family together like delicious food around the holidays, and Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays has everything you need to keep your family full and happy every holiday of the year. Bring the dishes and the memories you grew up with to a whole new generation of Italian Americans!

    Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

    By Rossella Rago

    RACE POINT
    Released: 2017-03-15
    Hardcover (248 pages)

    Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
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    Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna!

    For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Romana every Sunday and on holidays, learning the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia, like focaccia, braciole, zucchine alla poverella, and pizza rustica.

    In her popular web TV series, Rossella invites Italian-American grandmothers (the unsung heroes of the culinary world) to cook with her, learning the classic dishes and flavors of each region of Italy and sharing them with eager fans all over the world. Now you can take a culinary journey through Italy with Rossella and her debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes, along with advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers.

    With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photos, Cooking with Nonna covers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, breads, cookies, and desserts, and features favorite recipes including: 

    • Sicilian Rice Balls
    • Fried Calamari
    • Stuffed Artichokes
    • Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
    • Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl
    • Struffoli
    • Ricotta Cookies
    • Homemade Pasta
    • Handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs
    • Four-Cheer Lasagna

    If you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further!

    Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More

    By Aliza Green

    Quarry Books
    Flexibound (176 pages)

    Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More
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    Learn how to use the best ingredients and simple, classic techniques to make fresh, homemade pasta in your own kitchen with Making Artisan Pasta. Calling for just the simplest ingredients and a handful of unique kitchen tools, making pasta at home has never been easier, more fun, or more delicious.

    Inside, you'll find:

    • Recipes for pasta doughs made completely from scratch, with such delicious ingredients as buckwheat and whole wheat flour, roasted red pepper, asparagus, and even squid ink and chocolate
    • Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for rolling, shaping, and stuffing dough for gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni, pappardelle, tagliatelle, ravioli, and dozens of other styles of pasta
    • Detailed instructions on how to make the ultimate in pasta: hand-stretched dough
    • Chinese pot stickers, Polish pierogi, Turkish manti, and other delectable pastas from beyond its traditional Italian borders
    • Artisan tips to help anyone, from novice to experienced, make unforgettable pasta

    Through author and chef Aliza Green’s pasta expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of all things culinary, plus hundreds of gorgeous photos by acclaimed food photographer Steve Legato, you’ll never look at the supermarket pasta aisle the same way again.

    Making Artisan Pasta is on Cooking Light's Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years list for Best Technique and Equipment.

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    Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto [A Cookbook]

    By Marc Vetri

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2015-03-17
    Hardcover (272 pages)

    Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto [A Cookbook]
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    Award-winning chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto in this inspiring, informative primer featuring expert tips and techniques, and more than 100 recipes.

    Vetri’s personal stories of travel and culinary discovery in Italy appear alongside his easy-to-follow, detailed explanations of how to make and enjoy fresh handmade pasta. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional, you’ll learn how to make more than thirty different types of pasta dough, from versatile egg yolk dough, to extruded semolina dough, to a variety of flavored pastas—and form them into shapes both familiar and unique. In dishes ranging from classic to innovative, Vetri shares his coveted recipes for stuffed pastas, baked pastas, and pasta sauces. He also shows you how to make light-as-air gnocchi and the perfect dish of risotto. 

    Loaded with useful information, including the best way to cook and sauce pasta, suggestions for substituting pasta shapes, and advance preparation and storage notes, Mastering Pasta offers you all of the wisdom of a pro. For cooks who want to take their knowledge to the next level, Vetri delves deep into the science of various types of flour to explain pasta’s uniquely satisfying texture and how to craft the very best pasta by hand or with a machine. Mastering Pasta is the definitive work on the subject and the only book you will ever need to serve outstanding pasta dishes in your own kitchen.

    Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More

    By Aliza Green

    Quarry Books
    Flexibound (176 pages)

    Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More
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    • Making Artisan Pasta How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles Stuffed Pasta Dumplings and More
    Product Description:

    Learn how to use the best ingredients and simple, classic techniques to make fresh, homemade pasta in your own kitchen with Making Artisan Pasta. Calling for just the simplest ingredients and a handful of unique kitchen tools, making pasta at home has never been easier, more fun, or more delicious.

    Inside, you'll find:

    • Recipes for pasta doughs made completely from scratch, with such delicious ingredients as buckwheat and whole wheat flour, roasted red pepper, asparagus, and even squid ink and chocolate
    • Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for rolling, shaping, and stuffing dough for gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni, pappardelle, tagliatelle, ravioli, and dozens of other styles of pasta
    • Detailed instructions on how to make the ultimate in pasta: hand-stretched dough
    • Chinese pot stickers, Polish pierogi, Turkish manti, and other delectable pastas from beyond its traditional Italian borders
    • Artisan tips to help anyone, from novice to experienced, make unforgettable pasta

    Through author and chef Aliza Green’s pasta expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of all things culinary, plus hundreds of gorgeous photos by acclaimed food photographer Steve Legato, you’ll never look at the supermarket pasta aisle the same way again.

    Making Artisan Pasta is on Cooking Light's Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years list for Best Technique and Equipment.

    American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Pasta Cookbook, Italian Cooking Books, Pasta and Noodle Cooking)

    By Evan Funke

    Chronicle Books
    Released: 2019-09-24
    Hardcover (272 pages)

    American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Pasta Cookbook, Italian Cooking Books, Pasta and Noodle Cooking)
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    "Evan Funke's respect for tradition and detail makes American Sfoglino the perfect introduction to the fresh egg pastas of Emilia Romagna. It's bold in its simplicity and focus."Missy Robbins, chef/owner of Lilia and MISI

    A comprehensive guide to making the best pasta in the world: In this debut cookbook from Evan Funke, he shares classic techniques from his Emilia Romagna training and provides accessible instructions for making his award winning sfoglia (sheet pasta) at home. With little more than flour, eggs, and a rolling pin, you too can be a sfoglino (a pasta maker) and create traditional Italian noodles that are perfectly paired with the right sauces.

    Features recipes for home cooks to recreate 15 classic pasta shapes, spanning simple pappardelle to perfect tortelloni.

    Beginning with four foundational doughs, American Sfoglino takes readers step by step through recipes for a variety of generous dishes, from essential sauces and broths, like Passata di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce) and Brodo di Carne (Meat Broth) to luscious Tagliatelle in Bianco con Prosciutto (Tagliatelle with Bacon and Butter) and Lasagna Verde alla Bolognese (Green Bolognese Lasagna).

    Includes stories from Italy and the kitchen at Felix Trattoria that add the finishing touches to this master class in pasta, while sumptuous photographs and a bold package offer a feast for the eyes.

    Forget your pasta machine and indulge in the magic of being a sfoglino with the help of the rich imagery and detailed instructions provided by Evan Funke and American Sfoglino.

    Evan Funke is a master pasta maker and the chef owner of Felix Trattoria in Venice, California.
    Katie Parla is a food writer and IACP award winning author whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Food & Wine, and Saveur. Eric Wolfinger is a James Beard Award winning food photographer.

    Makes an excellent gift idea for any pasta aficionado or avid Italian cook.

    Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly: A Cookbook

    By Colu Henry

    AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
    Released: 2017-02-28
    Hardcover (240 pages)

    Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly: A Cookbook
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    Here are more than 75 sophisticated, weeknight-friendly pasta dishes that come together in the same amount of time it takes to boil the water. 

    As much a mindset as it is a cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta shows how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the driving force behind delicious, simply prepared meals. Pantry staples—a handful of items to help you up your dinner game—give you a head start come 6pm, so you can start cooking in your head on the way home from work. For instance, if you know that you have a tin of anchovies, a hunk of parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale "Caesar" Pasta. Or if you have capers, red pepper flakes, and a lemon, you can make Linguine with Quick Chili Oil. With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, Back Pocket Pasta will inspire you to cook better meals faster.   

    "Who knew just five ingredients could taste like magic?!" --Refinery29

    The Best Pasta Sauces: Favorite Regional Italian Recipes: A Cookbook

    By Micol Negrin

    Ballantine Books
    Released: 2014-10-28
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    The Best Pasta Sauces: Favorite Regional Italian Recipes: A Cookbook
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    The first cookbook to explore the best, most authentic Italian pasta sauce recipes from a regional perspective, by food writer, cooking teacher, and Milan native Micol Negrin.
     
    The culinary odyssey begins in northern Italy, where rich sauces are prepared with fresh cream or local cheese: Creamy Fontina Sauce with Crushed Walnuts and White Truffle Oil; Parmigiano Sauce with Fresh Nutmeg; Pine Nut and Marjoram Pesto.
     
    Central Italy is known for sauces made with cured meats, sheep’s milk cheeses, and extra-virgin olive oil: Spicy Tomato, Onion, and Guanciale Sauce; Smashed Potato Sauce with Cracked Black Pepper and Olive Oil; Caramelized Fennel and Crumbled Sausage Sauce.
     
    In southern Italy, simple, frugal ingredients meld into satisfying and delicious flavors: Sweet Pepper and Lamb Ragù with Rosemary; Fresh Ricotta Sauce with Diced Prosciutto; Spicy Cannellini Bean Sauce with Pancetta and Arugula.
     
    The islands of Sicily and Sardinia take advantage of the bountiful seafood from the Mediterranean and game from the mountainous terrain: Pork Ragù with a Hint of Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon; Red Mullet Roe with Garlicky Bread Crumbs; Rich Lobster Sauce.
     
    Negrin also provides a primer on saucing the Italian way, the basics for handmade pastas, the key to cooking pasta al dente, vital ingredients for every Italian kitchen, perfect wine pairings, and the best food shopping sources around the United States. Complete with mouthwatering color photographs and detailed maps of the various regions, The Best Pasta Sauces lets you travel to Italy without ever leaving your kitchen.

    Flour + Water: Pasta [A Cookbook]

    By Thomas McNaughton

    Thomas McNaughton
    Released: 2014-09-30
    Hardcover (288 pages)

    Flour + Water: Pasta [A Cookbook]
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    An elevated guide to the craft of pasta-making by rising star chef Thomas McNaughton of San Francisco's hottest Italian restaurant, flour + water.

    Chef Thomas McNaughton shares his time-tested secrets to creating simple, delicious, and beautiful artisan pasta—from the best fresh doughs to shaping and cooking every type of pasta. A true celebration of Italy’s pasta traditions, flour + water includes fifty seasonally influenced recipes for home cooks of every skill level. The recipes cover the flavor spectrum from well-loved classics to inventive combinations, such as Tagliatelle Bolognese; Pumpkin Tortelloni with Sage and Pumpkin Seeds; Tomato Farfalle with Chicken Polpettine, Roasted Peppers, and Basil; and Asparagus Caramelle with Brown Butter. With guidance from McNaughton and the secrets of flour + water’s dough room, anyone can learn to make amazing pasta at home.

    Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook

    By Anna Hezel

    Clarkson Potter
    Released: 2019-09-10
    Hardcover (144 pages)

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    Change the way you think about lasagna with a cookbook featuring 50 recipes that are bold, creative, and always comforting

    Bon Appétit’s Cookbook of the Month • “What could possibly be better than a great lasagna recipe? A whole slew of them, plus some wonderful baked pastas too.”—Ruth Reichl

    Whether you’re craving a meatball lasagna, keeping it stupid simple with a slow cooker spinach lasagna, or hosting brunch with an eggy carbonara lasagna that shouts “Hello!” from the center of the table, you’ll find plenty of new ways to cook the classic dish in Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook.

    In addition to a lasagna recipe for every occasion, the book features many creative ideas for what to eat with it, including the perfect iceberg lettuce salad you’ve ordered a million times in Italian restaurants, pillowy garlic knots, and a tiramisu for the twenty-first century. A baked pasta chapter delivers non-lasagna showstoppers, like skillet-baked spaghetti and timpano.

    With 50 recipes, mouth-watering photography, and plenty of tips, Lasagna is a detailed and delicious celebration of a baked pasta icon.

    Praise for Lasagna

    “An exuberant love letter to the bubbling, bronzed, bricklike comfort of lasagna. I foresee 200 percent more lasagna in my kitchen this fall, just as Anna Hezel and the editors of TASTE wanted for me.”—Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen

    “Garfield’s love of lasagna is well-documented. In his opinion, it’s nature’s perfect food. I’m often asked, ‘Why lasagna?’ Truth is, lasagna is my favorite food. So, it looks like Garfield and I will be fighting over this delightful book.”—Jim Davis, creator of Garfield

    “The sad truth is that lasagna—a dish of such great potential—is too often sloughed together haphazardly, a multithousand-calorie doorstop for the potluck table. Anna Hezel and the team from TASTE have, thankfully, reconsidered Garfield’s favorite food and laid out, in friendly and encouraging words and pictures, simple and essential ways to elevate your lasagna game. Plus they’ve mapped out a great range of baked pastas and the lasagna-adjacent dishes of the world, so you can set sail from red sauce seas to faraway horizons, discovering variations of baked noodle bliss you may have never known were within your reach.”—Peter Meehan, food editor of the Los Angeles Times and cofounder of Lucky Peach

    The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles: A Cookbook

    By Cook's Illustrated

    Clarkson Potter
    Released: 2002-09-17
    Paperback (496 pages)

    The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles: A Cookbook
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    How do you boil pasta? How much water and salt do you need? Should you add oil to the water? How well should you drain it? (Turn to page viii for the answers.)

    One part cooking course, one part kitchen reference, and one part foolproof recipes, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering the basics of pasta and noodles, this thoroughly researched and taste-tested guide is dedicated to the home cook who needs practical advice on everything from penne to pad thai. The experts at Cook's Illustrated present their knowledge and techniques in a hands-on way so that each and every step of the cooking process can be understood and easily executed. The authors leave room for interpretation and taste, of course, but you will not walk away from this book without knowing which olive oil to buy, why egg pastas tend to complement cream sauces, or how to mince garlic.

    The book is arranged in four sections, exploring first dried semolina pasta, then fresh Italian-style pasta, Mediterranean pasta and European dumplings, and finally, Asian noodles. There are thirteen chapters devoted to sauces alone, and recipes are included with the type of pasta with which they work best -- from the simplest to the complex, but all within reach of the home cook. As a bonus, the book includes excellent photographs of the various pasta and noodle shapes, and impeccable illustrations clearly depict each step of key techniques. Special sections are devoted to such specific topics as "Are Electric Pasta Machines Worth the Money?" and "A Guide to Popular Cheeses."

    "Cook's has always been the definitive word on any subject it tackles," says The Post and Courier, and The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles will serve as the definitive reference volume for pasta lovers.

    Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks

    By Vicky Bennison

    Hardie Grant
    Released: 2019-10-29
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy s Best Home Cooks
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    "When you have good ingredients, you don't have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you." – Lucia, 85

    Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers.

    Featuring over 80 easy and accessible recipes from all over Italy, you will be transported into the very heart of the Italian home to learn how to make great-tasting Italian food. Pasta styles range from pici – a type of hand-rolled spaghetti that is simple to make – to lumachelle della duchessa – tiny, ridged, cinnamon-scented tubes that take patience and dexterity.

    More than just a compendium of dishes, Pasta Grannies tells the extraordinary stories of these ordinary women and shows you that with the right know how, truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and entirely achievable.

    Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night

    By Manuela Zangara

    Rockridge Press
    Released: 2017-08-08
    Paperback (246 pages)

    Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night
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    Make Pasta That’s Absolutely Magnifico!

    Discover the joy of creating your own pasta with Homemade Pasta Made Simple. This comprehensive pasta cookbook shows you how easy it is to make delicious pasta and sauce―all completely from scratch.

    Teaching everything from mixing dough to drying pasta, here’s a pasta cookbook for beginners and experts alike. Want to make farfalle with bolognese? Ravioli with sun-dried tomato sauce? Gnocchi with pumpkin and sausage sauce? Open this pasta cookbook for dozens of simple pasta and sauce recipes that you can mix and match to make your perfect pasta night.

    Homemade Pasta Made Simple includes:

    • A COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE―Go from noodle novice to pasta pro with this pasta cookbook’s 3 foolproof dough recipes, essential preparation techniques, and a tool selection guide.
    • 65 TASTY PASTAS―Farfalle, tagliatelle, busiati, ravioli, gnocchi…this pasta cookbook teaches you to make, shape, stuff, and cook all kinds of pasta.
    • EASY SAUCES―Savor 30 scrumptious homemade sauce recipes―topped off with ideal pasta serving suggestions.

    Never settle for premade pasta again with Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night.



     
     


     
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