Playful and inviting, Pasta, Pretty Please includes recipes, techniques, tips, and inspiration. Linda starts with recipes for basic doughs—standard egg dough, various gnocchi doughs—and works her way up to recipes for dough in many colorful shades. She teaches you just how many colors are pastable and what kinds of pigmented vegetables, fruits, and spices you can use to color your pasta—such as mixing turmeric with parsley for just the right shade of chartreuse, or using activated charcoal powder to create black pasta. She also shows you how to roll out dough, cut and form many pasta shapes, and gives tips for retaining brilliant colors even when cooked.Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find recipes for more elaborate patterns and colors that are sure to impress your family and friends. Linda reveals how to layer colors to make multi-colored doughs in recipes including:
You’ll also find recipes for spectacular sauces and fillings, such as:
Featuring beautiful pasta in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes, patterns, and sizes, Pasta, Pretty Please is an artistic treasure trove that will please the eye and the palate. Buon Appetito!
This cookbook is the bible for fun pasta: it contains simple recipes for the author's signature colorful pasta using natural ingredients, instructions on forming a huge variety of pasta shapes, and a range of sauces to serve the pasta with. The writing and techniques are approachable for all skill levels including beginners.
While the obvious selling point is the absolutely stunning colorful pasta...don't let that fool you. This is DELICIOUS pasta! Linda's recipes show a deft sophistication in technique and flavor that you will be able to master and enjoy! Making your own filled pasta is incredibly satisfying and much easier than you think.
This book is amazing, it's both accessible and aspirational. If you've never made a noodle in your life or if you do it like it's your job (even if it is your job!) there is something for everyone. The photos are incredible and the explanations are thoughtful and well written.
There is no better way to become a master pasta maker! Its perfect for all skill levels, it's going to make an incredible hostess gift for anyone I visit during the holidays! In no time you will be making insanely color pasta in a multitude of shapes and wondering what took you so long to start down this path!
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