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This review is from: Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More (Flexibound)
I have recently gotten into making homemade pasta and was looking for a book to provide me with a variety of recipes, techniques and education on various types of pasta and this slim volume totally delivered on that request. It is also filled with gorgeous color photos on evey page illustrating step-by-step instructions for producing perfect pasta every time. This is not a source book for sauce recipes - this focuses solely on making the pasta itself. I like its focus on simple, inexpensive hand tools rather than expensive gadgetry, and its in-depth info on various aspects of the simple ingredients used to create great pasta at home. I highly recommend this book.
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Initial post: Jan 8, 2012 7:36:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2012 7:42:56 AM PST
Does author recommend a special flour, for example, durum, 00, AP? Are there any recipes not including EGGS? My granddaughter is allergic and I must find safe recipes for her. These are my main concerns. Have you tried any recipes yet to recommend? Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2012 7:15:20 PM PST
joyce D. says:
I just recieved this book,and read alot of it. Yes she does recommend different flours but they seem to all have egg in the recipe. It's an excellent book though.
Posted on Jan 26, 2012 12:28:24 PM PST
Aliza Green says:
I am so glad you are enjoying using this book as I am very proud of the work that went into it. I had great teachers through the years who shared their special tips and tricks for fresh pasta. Please let me know if you have any questions. I especially love the hand-stretched pasta technique and the various veggie doughs. The red wine pasta is unique and works beautifully with a hearty meat ragu. I hate tools with too many parts--easy to lose and easy to break so I try to stick to simple, basic well-made tools that will last through a lifetime of fresh pasta making.
Please visit my website to learn more about me, www.alizagreen.com. If you're interested in learning more about my upcoming Pasta Lover's Culinary tour to the Tuscan Maremma and Umbria (October 3 to 13, 2012), please send a message to me through the Ask Aliza tab on my website.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 8:41:05 AM PDT
Aliza, do you do this tour every year?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 8:42:09 AM PDT
You can go to YouTube and find eggless pasta recipes.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 9:07:35 AM PDT
Aliza Green says:
Thanks for asking. I do not do the tour every year. Two years ago, I did a tour to the Tuscan Maremma & Umbria, which was very successful. I'm working on a new itinerary for my next trip but haven't settled on a program yet. I will announce any tours on Amazon's author page and on my own website, www.alizagreen.com.
Happy pasta making!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 9:21:32 AM PDT
I have since purchased this book and even the K-Aid extruder and pasta roller and so on. I make all my pasta recipes following Aliza's instructions BUT I substitute other liquid in place of the eggs. It comes out great!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 2:30:11 PM PDT
Hey, terrific! I'm glad to hear you found a solution. That's using your noodle!
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