The Glorious Pasta of Italy

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Chronicle Books, May 27, 2011 - Cooking - 280 pages
Celebrating pasta in all its glorious forms, author Domenica Marchetti draws from her Italian heritage to share 100 classic and modern recipes. Step-by-step instructions for making fresh pasta offer plenty of variations on the classic egg pasta, while a glossary of pasta shapes, a source list for unusual ingredients, and a handy guide for stocking the pantry with pasta essentials encourage the home cook to look beyond simple spaghetti. No matter how you sauce it, The Glorious Pasta of Italy is sure to have pasta lovers everywhere salivating.

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Beautiful detailed pictures and in-depth recipe descriptions guide the home cook to create delicate tender strands of pasta. Stories about the regions of Italy that created some of the more unique dishes, stir the reader into a pasta creating fury. This comes in handy, since the first attempt at pasta making requires dedication and real fervor. A few chapters also include recipes that do not require homemade pasta. Soups and sauce recipes can also be accomplished for weekday meals, while the homemade pasta and show stopper recipes would be reserved for weekend triumphs.
Highly recommend this book and now casually refer to is as our homemade pasta bible. Enjoy!

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About the author (2011)

Domenica Marchetti is a writer and cooking teacher specializing in contemporary Italian home cooking. She traces her heritage to Abruzzo and currently lives with her family in Virginia.

France Ruffenach is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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