" Pasta fresca , to us, means pasta that is fresh, vivid, and uncomplicated," note La Place and Kleiman ( Cucina Fresca ), Californian champions of "golden, glowing pasta" who seek to do away with the "strong, bitter tomato sauces that had been on the stove since time immemorial, with gigantic meatballs perched precariously on top." The authors prefer fare that "expresses a sense of freedom" and can be quickly prepared; their nearly 130 recipes for pasta soups and sauces, baked and stuffed pasta and gnocchisome intensified by anchovies, saffron, fennel tops or mascarponewill appeal to cooks with little time to spare. Many dishes are accessible and appetizing, especially the raw sauces (spaghetti with tomato-lemon sauce; beach pasta; pestos). More trendy are carrot-amaretti dumplings and "salsa rosa con vodka." Though the authors assert that "few people other than grandmothers have the time to make pasta at home," they offer instructions on how to roll your own by hand and machine, and provide a primer of pasta shapes, from orecchiette , "little ears," to linguine , "little tongues." Literary Guild alternate.
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"A highly innovative and charming cookbook to inspire you." -- --Los Angeles Times
"A spirited cookbook that dispels the myth of heavy Italian food." -- --Chicago Tribune
"The freshness of the recipes is what them so appealing. That they are so simple adds to their charms." -- --New York Times
I made pasta for the first time using this book. It was easy to follow and my family loved my first batch. There certainly weren't any leftovers.Published 5 months ago by krmurty
I purchased this book as a gift for a friend who is exploring pasta cooking techniques. I chose this book because I have an appreciation for the simplicity of the recipes and the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wende J Periard
More unusual combinations of ingredients in simple recipes. Wonderful. The recipes emphasize home made fresh pasta, but there are plenty of recipes for store-made, including some... Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Alan B. Campbell
The recipes in this book and their "Rustica" book have some very good recipes and the ones I have not cooked just sound good. However, it is a simple paperback without photos. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by S. Campbell