PastaAuthor: Jeni Wright
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: August 2005
Over 65 inspirational recipes - the best of contemporary Italian cooking Every dish uses the freshest and tastiest ingredients and a variety of pasta shapes and types The recipes provide a fantastic mixture of classics, such as Fettuccine all'Alfredo, regional specialities, like Genoese Minestrone and more modern dishes, such as Capelli d'Angelo with Lobster From soups and broths, cream suppers, light lunches, fish and shellfish pasta, meat and poultry, vegetarian dishes and pasta salads - there is an exciting recipe for every occasion Stunning photography and enticing recipes are a visual treat Pasta is the perfect ingredient - delicious, nutritious, quick cooking, inexpensive and it goes with just about anything, from mushrooms to prawns and from cheese to spinach. You can cook it in soups, serve it hot with a meat, fish, cheese or vegetable sauce, bake it in the oven or eat it cold in salads.There are over 200 varieties of pasta with about three times as many names. New shapes are being designed all the time and many are flavoured and coloured with added ingredients, such as spinach, tomato or squid ink. There are no hard-and-fast rules about which shape should be served with a particular sauce, although each recipe recommends appropriate pasta.Divided into seven chapters, the recipes in this book cover pasta dishes for all tastes and occasions. From soups and broths, cream suppers, light lunches, fish and shellfish pasta, meat and poultry, vegetarian dishes and pasta salads - there is an exciting dish for every weekday meal or special event and celebration.Some, such as Spaghetti Carbonara and Spaghetti with Meatballs, are tried-and-tested favourites, while others, such as Minestrone and Vermicelli with Clam Sauce - Vermicelli con Vongole - are classics, and still more, such as Capelli d'Angelo with Lobster and Conchiglie with Roasted Vegetables are exciting innovations. Many fabulous dishes can be prepared and cooked in a matter of minutes, some simply from store cupboard ingredients.This wonderful book, Pasta, is a bold and fresh approach to cooking with one of the world's favourite ingredients. Any modern cook will love this healthy and exciting mixture presented with a delightful contemporary style.