Pasta Harvest: Delicious Recipes Using Vegetables at Their Seasonal Best

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Chronicle Books, Apr 1, 1995 - Cooking - 168 pages
In an engaging celebration of one of the food world's happiest marriages, respected author and chef Janet Fletcher offers cooks everywhere over 80 mouthwatering ways to pair pasta with peak-season vegetables and lively sauces. Organized alphabetically by vegetable, the book's appealing suggestions for combining pasta with fresh produce are quick to prepare, light on meat, and rich in flavor -- perfect for time-pressed cooks who want to serve wholesome meals. From a summer repast of Linguine with Green and Golden Zucchini to a winter feast of Penne with Cauliflower Sauce, Pasta Harvest tempts beginner and expert cooks alike to savor pasta with vegetables at their seasonal best.

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Contents

Equipping Your Kitchen
12
Good Ingredients for Great Results
15
Making Fresh Pasta
23
Buying Dried Pasta
26
Which Shape for Which Sauce?
27
Illustrated Guide to Pasta Shapes
30
Cooking Pasta
32
Saucing Pasta
33
Eggplants
75
Fennel
79
GarlicLeeksOnions
83
Greens
89
Mushrooms
99
Peas
105
Peppers
110
Potatoes
114

Serving Pasta
34
Eating Pasta 0 THE RECIPES
35
Artichokes
37
Asparagus
46
Fava BeansGreen Beans
51
BroccoliBroccoli Rabe
56
Cabbage
63
Cauliflower
65
Chard
71
Spinach
117
Squashes
124
Tomatoes
131
Mixed Vegetable Sauces
153
Bibliography
162
Index
163
Table of Equivalents
167
Copyright

About the author (1995)

Janet Fletcher is a food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a frequent contributor to magazines on wine and food topics, and a past president of the San Francisco Professional Food Society. She is the author of a number of cookbooks, including Chronicle Books' Pasta Harvest.

John Vaughan has traveled the globe photographing houses for Architectural Digest, HG, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Times, among others. Together, they authored San Francisco: A Certain Style (Chronicle Books, 1989).

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