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The Pasta Bible Hardcover – June 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Anness; Ill edition (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859679056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859679050
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,695,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
My wife is an accomplished "cook" in her own right and although she has a myriad of cooking books, she always refers to The Pasta Bible for new recipies or simplified techniques and variations on her own pasta recipes taught to her by her family.
The layout of the book is simple and as such easy to follow. Jeni's description of the different types of pasta makes it easy to prepare the menu and mood of the meal be it for a dinner party or just a family pasta evening meal.
Regional location of how, why and where the pasta originates from has actually given some insight to why some combinations in preparation and content do and don't work, not to mention some ideas for experimentation in flavour and presentation.
A preamble of the dish is provided with every recipe followed by the ingredients list, short sharp and nothing left to the imagination, makes it simple to check the pantry and make up the "shopping list".
The 1, 2, 3, step-by-step approach with insert photos again adds to the simplicity in the preparation and making of the pasta dish. The more involved dishes, like the making Ravioli, maintain the same step-by-step approach.
Now I know how to make Spaghetti with Anchovies & Olives with out over doing the Anchovies.
A good read, for the Beginner and the Proficient. Also makes a great present!!
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By A Customer on June 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I live in Italy, and the recipes in this book are true to the Italian cooking I've experienced. Most are easy and fast--meaning you can make the sauce as you boil the water and cook the pasta. Obviously, some recipes are more involved than that. Most of the ingredients required are fresh vegetables and cheeses--just as a true Italian would cook. I LOVE this book and always receive compliments on the meals I make from it!
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Format: Hardcover
I received this as a gift when I first began to cook. It is wonderful!! Receipes vary from easy to moderately difficult. There are clear instuctions and every dish has a picture. There are many dishes that I use as my "stand-by" receipes for guests because they are simple, able to be prepared ahead and delicious. I highly recommend this to all cooks who love easy and delicious Italian meals.
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Beautiful pictures, step by step recipes and good food. The pasta bible is worth every penny. I will be using this book alot.
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Format: Hardcover
This is THE best of my collection of cookbooks! The day I recieved this book, I whipped up a receipe, and dinner was a delight!! Very informative, easy to follow, and delicious dishes. Shipped fast, and in mint condition.
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This book is wonderful in many ways. It explains everything you need to know from the different types of wheat used to make pasta, how to make it from scratch, all the types of sauces you may use, even a great explanation on the different herbs and spices you could use!! Everything is wonderfully detailed and illustrated, and is divided by the different types of meat you could prepare it with. It has a LOT of great recipes which I intent to do, just wish I had more time.
The only downfall for me is that it doesn't even mention gnocchi, which are my favorite.
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This has some of the simplest and yet most authentic and accurate recipes I've ever seen. Photography is great, most receipes have step by step photos, and instructions are remarkably simple and clear cut. I am an experienced italian cook and it has become my go-to reference for nearly all pasta dishes. Try the bucatini with pancetta and sausage; even if you use bacon instead, it's a huge family hit!
I am buying 3 or 4 books as gifts, and one for my college son in his new apartment with a kitchen! Buy it!
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This book was very inexpensive to buy, and I'm glad that I did. The photos are beautiful, and makes you want to eat it now. I'm just learning how to make my own pasta, and this book is very helpful. I love the sections that explains various ingredients that are used for making pasta. The sections are broken down, so if I'm craving seafood-- there are plenty of choices. This is a very user-friendly cookbook that will help anyone-- amateur or advanced-- to make beautiful pasta dishes that would make any Italian proud!
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