Synopses & Reviews
French chef and cooking teacher Eric Treuille and Italian food expert Anna Del Conte have joined forces for a Pasta cookbook that will change the way you eat. The emphasis is on widely available ingredients, fuss-free recipes and time-saving tips. Pasta is convenience food for busy people who want to live and eat well but don't have time to spend long hours in the kitchen. Forget junk food. Forget ready-made meals. Everything about Pasta has been tailored to meet the needs of today's time-pressed cooks. You select recipes according to what's in the cupboard or what's in season -- recipes are organized by ingredient. You can tell at a glance which recipe suits your schedule -- no-cook, quick-cook & slow-cook categorize recipes according to cooking time. Hectic lives mean home cooks need to plan ahead. With each recipe, think ahead tips tell you what can be done in advance, including storage and freezing times. Pasta proves that fast food doesn't have to be takeout when you have pasta in the pantry. With Eric and Anna's store-cupboard standbys on hand, quick-fix meals will never pose problems again!
A big, colorful book [with] imaginative recipes. (New York Daily News)
Pasta glistens with luscious photography--visual temptation to lure the cook into engagement with the subject. (Associated Press)
A tantalizing array of recipes. (Tampa Tribune and Times)
Excellent recipes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The 150 original recipes in this book offer delicious and convenient dishes for people looking for healthy foods.
About the Author
Eric Treuille has been passionate about food since he worked as a mitron (baby baker) in his uncle's boulangerie in South West France. At the age of fourteen, he was apprenticed as a charcutier and went on to complete his culinary studies in Paris. He cooked professionally in Paris, London and New York until work as a food stylist with Anne Willan and Le Cordon Bleu introduced him to the world of cookbooks. Currently director of the Books For Cooks cooking school in Notting Hill, London, Eric is also the author of Canapes, Bread, and Le Cordon Bleu's Complete Guide to Cooking Techniques. He divides his time between France and London, where he lives with his wife, Rosie. Anna Del Conte is a highly respected writer on Italian food. She was born and brought up in Milan, where she studied history at the Universita di Stato. She is the author of 12 highly regarded books on Italian cooking, including The Gastronomy of Italy, the first comprehensive reference book on Italian food in English, for which she was awarded the Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize. In 1996 Anna received the Orio Vergani prize for her book The Classic Food of Northern Italy. Anna lives in Dorset with her English husband Oliver, but returns regularly to her family homes in Venice and Milan.