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Pasta is a perennial favorite that never seems to go out of style. Quick to cook, easy to customize, and always flavorful, it's no wonder so many people love it. From basic comfort food dishes like pasta with marinara sauce to elegant pastas dressed up with truffles and butter, Pasta offers nearly endless possibilities. Written by expert Italian chefs from The Culinary Institute of America, this truly authoritative resource includes recipes and techniques for preparing pasta dishes with fresh or dried pasta, handmade or store bought.
Pasta features nearly 150 recipes for irresistible pastas of all kinds, illustrated throughout by almost 100 mouthwatering photographs from acclaimed photographer Francesco Tonelli. The book covers the basics and beyond, including instructions for making your own fresh pasta by machine or by hand; techniques for rolling, cutting, and shaping fresh pasta; and advice on making perfect gnocchi, risotto, polenta, and crespelle.
Divided into chapters by season, Pasta includes innovative recipes for pastas ideal for any time of yearfrom light spring dishes like Farro Salad with Pesto or Garganelli with Leeks and Morels to comforting winter meals like Bucatini alla Carbonara or Sausage-Filled Ravioli with Brown Butter and Pancetta. You'll also find much more than just pasta. The book features authentic, traditional recipes for risotto like Herbed Risotto with Roasted Quail, crespelle (Italian crepes) like Crespelle Stuffed with Eggplant and Topped with Fresh Tomatoes and Ricotta, and polenta dishes like Polenta with Sopressata and Vinegar Sauceall expertly tested by the CIA.
Ideal for both beginners and experienced cooks, Pasta includes truly authentic techniques, inventive recipes, step-by-step guidance, and photos that inspire and instruct. With expert advice from the trusted authorities at The Culinary Institute of America, Pasta is a must for anyone who can't get enough of this timeless and traditional dish.
In this irresistible collection, you'll find recipes developed by born-and-bred Italian chefs. Explore pasta, risotto, gnocchi, crespelle, and polenta dishes that travel the length of Italy in a seasonal celebration of one of the world's favorite foods.
Whether you're looking for a meal that cooks quickly from ingredients already in your pantry or an opulent dish that celebrates Italy's finest ingredients, this book has something delightful in store for every lover of fine Italian dishes.