Pasta is an ingredient like no other. Cheap to buy, easy to cook, delicious to eat and incredibly versatile, Italy?s most famous culinary export has become the world's favourite food. With its myriad shapes and textures, this simple food made from durum wheat can form the basis of a limitless range of dishes.
150 fantastic recipes are packed into this fresh, bright and contemporary volume with its wealth of innovative ideas. Chapters include Broths and Soups, Tomato Sauces, Cream Sauces, Fish and Shellfish, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables and Vegetarian Dishes, Baked Pasta, Stuffed Pasta, Fresh and Healthy Pasta, and Pasta Salads.
250 stunning photographs show how to make every conceivable type of pasta dish, using a wonderful variety of fresh ingredients. When cooking a quick meal for friends or an easy supper for your family, everyone will enjoy the rich flavours of Linguine with Pesto or Fusilli with Sausage, or if you have a little more time, Lasagne with Meatballs. For a sumptuous dinner party guests will love the refined flavours of Tagliarini with White Truffle, Penne with Artichokes, Ravioli with Crab or Seafood Salad. Whatever your taste and whatever the occasion, this book will provide inspiration time and again.
There is an illustrated guide to just some of the huge variety of pasta shapes that are available, and a description of which one is the most suitable for which dish. There are full instructions on how to make your own delicious fresh pasta, the equipment you will need, and the basics of cooking and serving perfect pasta, making this an indispensable book for pasta lovers everywhere.