The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces

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Random House, Aug 2, 2012 - Cooking - 200 pages
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The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces is a classic Italian cook book that has sold over a million copies and been translated into 12 languages. For this charming addition Diane Seed has fully revised the recipes, with several delicious and easy recipes.

With flavours bursting from the simplest ingredients, authentic Italian pasta dishes can make home cooking truly sensational. The scent of torn basil leaves; the sizzle of pan-fried prawns; the sight of an olive-studded spaghetti alla puttanesca: pasta sauces invigorate all the senses. In this definitive collection, Diane Seed shares the one hundred best sauce recipes she has encountered in 40 years of living, eating and cooking in Italy. Infinitely varied, it includes specialities from regions across Italy and classic recipes we've come to love that are both delicious and economical, plus a few extra-special dishes that are perfect for occasions.

Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces is an indispensible selection that is as wide-ranging as Italian culture itself. Trusted by cooks for over 25 years, its sensational yet simple recipes are an essential ingredient in every kitchen.


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User Review  - FAR2MANYBOOKS - LibraryThing

LOVE this for the fun and festive illustrations AND the recipes. Perfect for a non-Italian cook (like me) unaware of the delicious and quickly made varieties other than red and cheese sauces. A good ... Read full review

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User Review  - SouthShoreAnn - LibraryThing

From a sense of easy with lots of available ingredients; this book is great! I have given this as a gift for many years. My favorite recipes is the Spaghetti with Courgette Flowers. This was my first taste of zucchini blossoms . . . what a superb way to keep the zucchini plants under control! Read full review


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Diane Seed has lived in Rome for 30 years and has built up an international reputation for her unrivalled knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. Her first cook book, Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces, sold over a million copies and was translated into 12 languages. Diane runs her cookery school, Italian Gourmey, in Rome, writes for various magazines and travels the world giving lectures, lessons and demonstrations. She worked frequently for the International Olive Oil Council, and for eight years as the Italian food consultant for Marks and Spencer in the UK.

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