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James Beard's Beard On Pasta (James Beard Library of Great American Cooking) Hardcover – April 12, 2000

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Product Details

  • Series: James Beard Library of Great American Cooking
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; 1st edition (April 12, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762406127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762406128
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,469,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a great little book from one of the greats. Any cook or chef would be very happy to have this. Many international recipes which he describes in an unpretentious way. Very easy and clear. No photos.....He doesn't need them - the titles alone are mouthwatering enough. I wish Amazon would put the contents of the books! Here is the Beard on Pasta....MAKING PASTA, PASTA IN BROTH, MAINLY VEGETABLE, FISH AND SEAFOOD, MEATS, EGGS AND CHEESE, STUFFED PASTAS, COLD PASTAS, SMALL SAUCINGS, DESSERTS, FOOD SUPPLIERS.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Fitzgerald on May 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my cookbooks which never gets put away. I proposed over a serving of the Pesto, and now my kids demand the macaroni and cheese. Some of the dishes seem like crazy combinations, but have become pot luck favorites. The pastitisio and the basil lasagne were big hits. No clunkers here.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
This cookbook has stood the test of time. It goes to show that one does not need a glossy cookbook to produce top quality pasta. What you need is solid advice, and recipes that work. Buy this book and that is what you will get.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald on February 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I ,wrongfully, used to equate James Beard with his well known cookbook "Beard on Bread". The reality is that he has so much to offer beyond that 'pillar of knowledge' in many cookbook libraries.

I have found several interesting pasta dishes in this compact book which are now becoming 'standards' in our house. Others I am exploring.

Best of all, I think, are the narritive descriptions of the food or the process to make a dish before the recipe. I just love to read about his love for food and his relaxed and practical approach to all in the kitchen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ophelia Murray on October 12, 2011
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I love this book! I first saw it at the library, checked out and then decided I had to have a copy of my very own. I don't usually read cookbooks I purchase very often, but this made me want to read it from cover to cover. It is definitely a must have for any collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Soden on April 2, 2002
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I had a number of questions regarding pasta. Every time I made pasta something different would happen. This book answered my questions and some I didn't even know I had! He teaches you how to make pasta by hand and by many different machines. He recommends trying all of the methods to find what works best for you. I have not tried many of the sauces yet, but I like the variety available. He believes that pasta is not just for Italian dishes and includes sauce recipes for many ethnicities. For novice pasta makers this is the book to have!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Rice on October 15, 2008
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If you only have one pasta book, this should be it. You will not only learn to make fabulous homemade pasta, you will be amazed at how easy it is. I have given his Macaroni & Cheese recipe to everyone who has tasted it. Warning...if your kids eat the box stuff, once they eat Beard's they'll never eat the blue box again. Do yourself a favor and find this book. You won't regret it!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Martin on July 21, 2002
Format: Unbound
This is one of my favorite cookbooks. The recipe for Pasta and Beans is something of a winter staple in my house. Just like Mr. Beard told me, I serve it with red wine and good bread. The macaroni and cheese is also great as well as the fish stew...
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