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"James Beard Award winner Green teams up again with photographer Legato (after The Fishmonger’s Apprentice) to produce a beautifully photographed directory on how to make all types of pasta in your own kitchen, with just a few kitchen tools. And don’t think only of Italian—there are a few representative recipes from other countries, such as pot stickers, pierogi, and udon noodles. Recipes vary by shape, flour type, and flavoring. By following the easy, step-by-step instructions and hundreds of photographs, readers will be inspired to make their own delicious creations. The book contains many useful extras such as nutrition information, resources, and a glossary, but those who want to serve a homemade sauce along with their pasta fresca may need to consult another resource. VERDICT: This is a terrific choice for any library as it will be useful for both experts and novices alike. Mangia!"—Library Journal
Aliza Green is an award-winning Philadelphia-based author, journalist, and influential chef whose books include The Butcher's Apprentice and Making Artisan Pasta(Quarry Books, 2012),The Fishmonger's Apprentice(Quarry Books, 2010), Starting with Ingredients: Baking (Running Press, 2008) and Starting with Ingredients (Running Press, 2006), four perennially popular Field Guides to food (Quirk, 2004-2007), Beans: More than 200 Delicious, Wholesome Recipes from Around the World (Running Press, 2004) and successful collaborations with renowned chefs Guillermo Pernot and Georges Perrier.A former food columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Cooking Light Magazine, Green is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of every possible ingredient, its history, culture, and use in the kitchen and bakery and for her lively story-telling. Green also leads culinary tours--her next is scheduled for October 2013 to Puglia, Italy, which she calls "land of 1,000-year-old olive trees." Green's books have garnered high praise from critics, readers, and culinary professionals alike, including a James Beard award for "Best Single-Subject Cookbook" in 2001 for Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist (Running Press, 2001), which she co-authored with Chef Guillermo Pernot. For more information about Aliza's books and tours or to send her a message, visit her website at http://www.alizagreen.com.
Steve Legato is a freelance photographer specializing in food, restaurant industry, cookbooks and advertising. His work has been featured in Art Culinaire, The New York Times, Food and Wine, Wine Spectator, Food Arts, GQ, Departures, Wine & Spirits, Travel & Leisure, Philadelphia Magazine, Delaware Today, New Jersey Monthly and Main Line Today. He resides just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Visit his website at http://www.stevelegato.com.
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I love home made pasta. I bought my wife all the attachments for her Kitchenaid mixer and a Phillips pasta maker (5 star, the best!) and this book gives us lots of new ideas.Published 2 days ago by Sam Yachtmeister
I have not found a better book stor artisan pasta making. For a beginner this book will take you very far.Published 19 days ago by christian dunham
recipes are easy to use, pictures are great so you know "how" you're doing. i love making pasta and i have this book as an addition to my collection. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Rachelle Petrancuri
My daughter was so excited to get this, she's really into making her own pasta and this book is quite complete. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Lori A. Taylor
Once I check a cookbook out of the library twice, I seriously consider buying it. This book wasn't at my local library, I had to special-order it from a more distant library,... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Grateful RN
I love pasta dishes and I wanted to find a book that gave strong guidance on how to actually make the pasta itself, not just provide a series of recipes on how to use pasta in... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Matt Morgan