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100 Ways to Be Pasta: Perfect Pasta Recipes from Gangivecchio

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For us, pasta is more than just a food. It is part of our histories. It is a good friend, a member of the family. It is something we love . . . When Italians offer a plate of pasta to friends or strangers, we are opening the doors of our homes and welcoming them inside in the most generous way. It is in that spirit that my mamma and I, who have had the good fortune to be accompanied all our lives by this most versatile of foods, invite you through the tall, ancient wooden doors of Gangivecchio and offer up these recipes, these one hundred versions of the golden strands, the god, pasta, to you. So put the water on to boil. And buon appetito! —Giovanna Tornabene, from her Introduction

Welcome back to Gangivecchio, where Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene, two-time James Beard Award winners and beloved doyennes of the Italian kitchen, have served up another irresistible helping of charm, wit, and culinary wisdom from the kitchen of the thirteenth-century abbey they call home. This time around, the dynamic mother-daughter duo takes us back to Sicilian basics, in a recipe-filled compendium and heartfelt tribute to the “queen of the Italian table”—pasta.

In 100 Ways to Be Pasta the Tornabenes once again weave memoir and history together with the vivid flavors of local village life, bringing us a true taste of Sicilian culture and cuisine. They incorporate lessons from basic pasta-cooking techniques to secret tips from old masters, and include an extensive glossary of pasta vocabulary, a dictionary of pasta types, and of course a generous sprinkling of anecdotes and advice.

All of this serves as a delightful setting for the one hundred authentic, mouth-watering recipes, lovingly honed and perfected in the old abbey kitchen. From quick, easy basics, like spaghetti with garlic, oil, and hot pepper or farfalle with peas and prosciutto, to traditional pasta soups like minestrone, to more elaborate baked and stuffed pastas like Baked Orecchiette with Lamb Rag and Melted Mozzarella or Baked Timbale of Anelletti with Veal and Vegetables, each recipe serves up a little piece of Sicily for your very own kitchen.

As informative and useful to the beginner as to the experienced Italian cook, 100 Ways to Be Pasta is a must-have and a treasure for any cookbook shelf.

Synopsis:

A definitive overview of pasta cookery from two doyennes of the Italian kitchen presents a brief history of pasta as both a cultural and culinary staple, provides easy-to-follow instruction in the fundamental techniques of pasta making and preparation, and features one hundred recipes representing the finest in traditional Italian cookery. 40,000 first printing.

About the Author

Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene have run their restaurant out of the thirteenth-century abbey Gangivecchio, in Sicily’s Madonie Mountains, since 1978. Both of their previous books, La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio and Sicilian Home Cooking, won the James Beard Award for Best Italian Cookbook. Wanda and Giovanna spend most of their time at Gangivecchio and also have a home in Palermo.

Carolynn Carreño is a freelance writer for magazines and a coauthor of Once Upon a Tart. Her work was selected for the anthology Best Food Writing 2002 and has been nominated for the James Beard Best Feature Writing award. She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307509864
Subtitle:
Perfect Pasta Recipes from Gangivecchio
Publisher:
Knopf
Author:
Tornabene, Giovanna
Author:
Tornabene, Wanda
Author:
Carreño, Carolynn
Author:
Carreno, Carolynn
Subject:
Cooking : Specific Ingredients - Pasta
Subject:
Cooking : Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Subject:
Cooking : Methods - Gourmet
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Pasta
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
Cookery (pasta)
Subject:
Cookery, Italian -- Sicilian style.
Subject:
Pasta
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Pasta and Pizza
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050920
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
182

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Dishes and Meals » Pasta and Pizza » Pasta
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Italian

100 Ways to Be Pasta: Perfect Pasta Recipes from Gangivecchio
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"Synopsis" by , A definitive overview of pasta cookery from two doyennes of the Italian kitchen presents a brief history of pasta as both a cultural and culinary staple, provides easy-to-follow instruction in the fundamental techniques of pasta making and preparation, and features one hundred recipes representing the finest in traditional Italian cookery. 40,000 first printing.
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