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"If you’ve ever had the desire to learn to make pasta from scratch, now is your chance. This cookbook is destined to become the only book on homemade pasta that you need, and it is sure to have you rolling pasta with the confidence and skill of an Italian grandmother in no time!"—Sarah Ozimek, founder of CuriousCuisiniere.comFrom fresh lasagna sheets to decadently stuffed "If you’ve ever had the desire to learn to make pasta from scratch, now is your chance. This cookbook is destined to become the only book on homemade pasta that you need, and it is sure to have you rolling pasta with the confidence and skill of an Italian grandmother in no time!"—Sarah Ozimek, founder of CuriousCuisiniere.comFrom fresh lasagna sheets to decadently stuffed ravioli, there is nothing better than eating homemade pasta. Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your all-in-one pasta cookbook for truly easy, stress-free pasta making at home. If you want to learn to make pasta for your family any night of the week—and have fun while doing it—then Homemade Pasta Made Simple is the pasta cookbook for you.Say Ciao! to the infinite pleasures of pasta with this fun, beginner-friendly pasta cookbook that offers: 65 Pasta Recipes for choosing from a variety of simple, foolproof pastas 30 Sauce Recipes for mixing and matching with your freshly made pasta Helpful Tips for getting you up and running with the proper techniques and fundamental equipment make this more than just a pasta cookbook Recipes in this pasta cookbook include: Farfalle, Walnut and Gorgonzola Tortelloni, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Tortellini Bolognesi, Ricotta Gnocchi, Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Pesto Alla Genovese, Arrabbiata Sauce, and more makes this the only pasta cookbook your pantry needs!Whether you prefer your pasta hand-shaped, ribbon-cut, or stuffed, Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your go-to pasta cookbook for mastering the perfect pasta and so much more.


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"If you’ve ever had the desire to learn to make pasta from scratch, now is your chance. This cookbook is destined to become the only book on homemade pasta that you need, and it is sure to have you rolling pasta with the confidence and skill of an Italian grandmother in no time!"—Sarah Ozimek, founder of CuriousCuisiniere.comFrom fresh lasagna sheets to decadently stuffed "If you’ve ever had the desire to learn to make pasta from scratch, now is your chance. This cookbook is destined to become the only book on homemade pasta that you need, and it is sure to have you rolling pasta with the confidence and skill of an Italian grandmother in no time!"—Sarah Ozimek, founder of CuriousCuisiniere.comFrom fresh lasagna sheets to decadently stuffed ravioli, there is nothing better than eating homemade pasta. Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your all-in-one pasta cookbook for truly easy, stress-free pasta making at home. If you want to learn to make pasta for your family any night of the week—and have fun while doing it—then Homemade Pasta Made Simple is the pasta cookbook for you.Say Ciao! to the infinite pleasures of pasta with this fun, beginner-friendly pasta cookbook that offers: 65 Pasta Recipes for choosing from a variety of simple, foolproof pastas 30 Sauce Recipes for mixing and matching with your freshly made pasta Helpful Tips for getting you up and running with the proper techniques and fundamental equipment make this more than just a pasta cookbook Recipes in this pasta cookbook include: Farfalle, Walnut and Gorgonzola Tortelloni, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Tortellini Bolognesi, Ricotta Gnocchi, Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Pesto Alla Genovese, Arrabbiata Sauce, and more makes this the only pasta cookbook your pantry needs!Whether you prefer your pasta hand-shaped, ribbon-cut, or stuffed, Homemade Pasta Made Simple is your go-to pasta cookbook for mastering the perfect pasta and so much more.

30 review for Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night

  1. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    I've started making homemade pasta and wanted to branch out a bit with different recipes, shapes and sizes. Not only was I looking for a pasta cookbook, but was also seeking sauce recipes. I flipped through a few on Amazon, mainly focusing on the Table of Contents to ensure I was getting something that discussed what I was looking for. I purchased Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night for a few primary reasons: because it had many I've started making homemade pasta and wanted to branch out a bit with different recipes, shapes and sizes. Not only was I looking for a pasta cookbook, but was also seeking sauce recipes. I flipped through a few on Amazon, mainly focusing on the Table of Contents to ensure I was getting something that discussed what I was looking for. I purchased Homemade Pasta Made Simple: A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night for a few primary reasons: because it had many pasta variations and sauces; it had information on ingredients (why use salt? why use flour x instead of flour y? should I add salt? etc.) and information on the essential equipment I would need to successfully make pasta and some non-essential equipment that will make pasta-making easier (and more fun). My main issue with this book is the utter lack of photos or even illustrations. Sometimes I can wing it with cookbooks, I mean, I know what soup should look like, right? I can figure out how my chicken should look or how to cut my vegetables. I can even estimate how my double-crust pie should turn out. But this book is about creating a myriad of pasta noodles - from spaghetti (which everyone knows) to gnocchi (could probably wing it) to pici (no clue what this is). When each new noodle is introduced there is a tiny illustration at the start of the section, but it's woefully inadequate to capture what your end noodle should look like. Honestly, I'm looking at the pici right now and it looks like an earthworm. I dunno, maybe that's what it's supposed to be? There are step-by-step written instructions, but they are barely helpful - especially when you're elbow-deep in ingredients, bowls, utensils and cooking. For example, when trying to decipher cozzette pasta, I am faced with this instruction, Holding a table knife at a 45-degree angle to the work surface, press and roll the dough toward you. Now you have shaped your "mussel." Or when discussing strasciatti we get, Holding at metal cake spatula at a 45-degree angle to the work surface, press and roll the dough toward you, while holding the top part of the pasta with the other hand, so the strascinato does not curl. Huh? First, I assume "strascinato" is the singular form of strasciatti? I have no clue (this brings up another issue which I will address shortly) and second, this isn't helpful for me. I need to see this being done. The tiny illustration looks like a potato chip to me and this instruction doesn't inspire confidence. Many of these pasta noodles are 100% foreign to me. They require step-by-step instructions with, at the very least, a photo of the crucial steps and the end result. And don't even get me started on the noodles that have to be wound around knitting needles or rolled out using the palms of my hands or fingertips! Also, there are discrepancies even with some of these tiny little illustrations. Take for example the recipe for cacio e pepe triangolini. We see a tiny triangle-shaped pasta with 3 curly-cut sides, obviously made using a crinkle-edge pastry wheel. However, the instructions tell us to cut out squares using our crinkle-cut pastry wheel (I imagine a square with 4 crinkled sides) and then the instructions say, Put 1 teaspoon of filling on each square of pasta, lightly wet the corners with a little water, and close it in half to make a triangle shape. Press well to seal. This would clearly mean, since we have a folded square, that only 2 sides would be crinkled and the third side would be a straight-edge folded side. Sure, it's minor, but when you're only giving me these tiny illustrations, they'd better be spot-on 100% accurate, right? In the end, there are two basic pasta dough recipes: the know-by-heart egg pasta dough and the know-by-heart durum wheat pasta dough. So much of this book was dedicated to shaping these two basic recipes, which makes it puzzling as to why there weren't better illustrations or photos. To this book's credit, she does include pairing suggestions at the end of each pasta, so the reader can get a good idea of which sauces go best with which pastas. Next, the author, though obviously very knowledgable, doesn't always do a wonderful job explaining things. Other than the reference above to "strascinato" - which she never introduced or explained - she does this in other spots. The most glaring for me is her reference to "00 flour" at the beginning of the book in the ingredients chapter. She writes an entire section about flour and her first mention of 00 flour is, All-purpose and 00 (spoken aloud as "zero-zero") flours are both made from common wheat, and they both work perfectly well for egg-based pasta. Great! But the heck is 00 flour? I read on and there is nothing explaining what it is or if the author herself prefers it over all-purpose, where to get it, what they prefer in Italy, what the difference is between 00 or all-purpose, etc. I'm a relatively experienced home baker and I've never heard of it. I did try the know-by-heart egg pasta dough (made fettuccini with my Kitchen Aid pasta attachments) with the tomato and basil sauce and both were delicious. The dough was silky and when cooked, it was tender and yummy. I have a feeling the recipes will fun to experiment with, but I can't see me trying to decipher the written step-by-step instructions for the various noodles - especially when they all use the same two base recipes. Overall, a decent cookbook with some obvious flaws.

  2. 5 out of 5

    DelAnne Frazee

    Title: Homemade Pasta Made Simple - A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night Author: Manuela Zangara Publisher: Callisto Publishing & Rockridge Press Published: 8-1-2017 Pages: 365 Genre: Cooking Sub-Genre: Food & Wine, Cookbooks, Pasta & Noodles, Cooking by Ingredient, Italian, Regional & International, European ISBN: (781623159184 ASIN: B073RTL8Z6 Reviewed For Callisto Publishing & Rockridge Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars The reason I chose this book is the me Title: Homemade Pasta Made Simple - A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night Author: Manuela Zangara Publisher: Callisto Publishing & Rockridge Press Published: 8-1-2017 Pages: 365 Genre: Cooking Sub-Genre: Food & Wine, Cookbooks, Pasta & Noodles, Cooking by Ingredient, Italian, Regional & International, European ISBN: (781623159184 ASIN: B073RTL8Z6 Reviewed For Callisto Publishing & Rockridge Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars The reason I chose this book is the memories the title alone brought up. My Grandmother from Michigan would come and spend the winter months in Florida. Each winter from the time I was 10 to my late teens she would show me how to make homemade pasta. By the time spring rolled around we had enough frozen and dried pasta to last till she returned. She showed me other things as well, but I can still remember the strings across the kitchen and laundry room with strands of lasagna, spaghetti, angel hair and more. The counters lined with lined pans of elbow, bow tie, ziti and such. We completed the ravioli and stuffed shells and dumplings and froze them as well as Mac & Cheese and Sauces for the others, all except the cheese sauces they do not freeze well. So that is were my love of fresh pasta came from, but with the passing of time and families I am ashamed to say it has been some times since I ran those strings and rolled that dough. Manuela Zangara goes over the fundamentals of ingredients and the equipment needed to make your pasta. Everything from the flow to that old knitting needle you stuffed in that junk drawer. She tells of her own childhood memories of growing up in an Italian family (I am Native American & Irish, so you don't have to be Italian to enjoy making pasta) and spending her weekends making pasta as a family affair. She then gives step by step instructions on how to prepare each type of pasta and how to dry them. Then we get to the delicious recipes. There are so many to try, but here are two I tried that came out very well. Lemon and Ricotta Cheese Stelle ( I liked the star shape of them. I made a marinara to go with it (You can use the sauce of your choice.). The looked so pretty on the plate I almost hated to them eaten. They tasted delicious and were a big hit. You could so this with ravioli, if you are worried about the odd shape. It will turn out just as good. The other recipes was My rating of "Homemade Pasta Made Simple - A Pasta Cookbook with Easy Recipes & Lessons to Make Fresh Pasta Any Night" is 4.75 out of 5 stars. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1623159180/... B&N Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/home... Books-A-Million Link: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Homema... Google Play Link: Not Available Indigo Link: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/... Kobo Link: Not Available GoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... The Reading Room Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph... Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/DelAnne531/status...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

    Good book I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to make homemade pasta. Author really makes it seem simple. I am encouraged to try it. Recipes are simple and easy to remember.

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