Everyday Pasta: Favorite Pasta Recipes for Every Occasion

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2007 - Cooking - 240 pages
Learn to make pasta from New York Times bestselling author and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis!

For Giada De Laurentiis, pasta has always been one of the great pleasures of the table: it's healthy and delicious; it can be light and delicate or rich and hearty; it's readily available and easy to prepare--everything you want in a meal. And nothing satisfies a craving for Italian food quite like it! In Everyday Pasta, Giada invites you to share her love of this versatile staple with more than a hundred brand-new recipes for pasta dishes, as well as for complementary sauces, salads, and sides tempting enough to bring the whole family to the dinner table.

Without forgetting about the classics we all love, Giada makes the most of the many varieties of pasta available to create recipes that combine familiar flavors in exciting new ways.

Although most of these dishes are all-in-one meals in themselves, Giada also supplies recipes for her favorite appetizers, side dishes, and salads to round them out.

Whether you're looking for a simple summer supper that makes the most of seasonal vegetables or seeking comfort in a pasta bowl on a cold winter' s night, Everyday Pasta offers just the thing, including:

* Tuna, Green Bean, and Orzo Salad
* Crab Salad Napoleans with Fresh Pasta
* Roman-Style Fettuccini with Chicken
* Baked Pastina Casserole
* Tagliatelle with Short Ribs Ragou
* Spaghetti with Eggplant, Butternut Squash, and Shrimp

Easy to prepare and endlessly versatile, pasta makes a wonderful quick supper when time is short but easily becomes an elegant meal when the occasion requires. In Everyday Pasta, Giada shows you how, with a few basic ingredients from the fridge and the pantry, you're never more than minutes away from a delicious pasta dinner.
 

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User Review  - memasmb - LibraryThing

I purchased this book because I like Giada's approach to cooking. The recipes in the book appear to be easy to make. This is her third cookbook. Hope she writes more. Read full review

very informative for a beginner

User Review  - ezzabell10 - Overstock.com

purchased this along with a pasta machine for my 28 yr old daughter who is a chef in training. She loves it as the pictures give you an idea of what your finished product should look like. Easy for the beginner to follow and most delicious to eat after!! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Something on the Side
41
Pasta for All Seasons
63
Hearty Pastas
85
On the Lighter Side
121
Quick and Easy Weeknight Pastas
153
Pasta for Special Occasions
189
Pasta Basics
221
Menus
234
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About the author (2007)

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada's Holiday Handbook, and Giada in Italy; she is also a judge on Food Network Star, a contributing correspondent for NBC's Today show, and the author of seven New York Times bestselling books. She recently published the eighth in her series of books for young readers, Recipe for Adventure. She has a namesake restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip with a second location planned for 2018. Born in Rome, Giada grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade.

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