Synopses & Reviews
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and making it by hand is a favorite project for weekend cooks. From rising culinary star and 2012 Food and Wine Best New Chef Jenn Louis, this book includes more than 65 recipes for hand-shaped traditional pastas and dumplings, along with deeply satisfying sauces to mix and match. Louis shares her recipes and expertise in hand-forming beloved shapes such as gnocchi, orecchiette, gnudi, and spatzli as well as dozens of other regional pasta specialties appearing for the first time in an English-language cookbook. With photos of finished dishes and step-by-step shaping sequences, this beautiful book is perfect for DIY cooks and lovers of Italian food.
"In her pioneering new book, Jenn Louis tells us the best way to make gnocchi and all the little dumplings of Italy. She's gone to the source and rubbed floury elbows with nonnas and professional cooks alike, and then written the Italian dumpling gospel. What a delightful — and important — primer she's given us!" Julia Della Croce, cookbook author, journalist, Forktales
"With passion and authenticity, Jenn Louis has captured the diversity of the regional pastas, from Trentino-Alto Adige, down to Puglia, and over to Sardinia. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to learn about true Italian food and culture." Marc Vetri, award-winning chef of Vetri Family restaurants, and author of 3 cookbooks
"With Pasta by Hand, Jenn Louis has given us a beautifully crafted book and a treasure trove of deeply satisfying recipes for one of our favorite foods on earth." Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, creators of Canal House Cooking
"Pasta by Hand is filled with simple and delicious recipes. Jenn Louis takes us on a journey that will turn any novice cook into a master of Italian gnocchi and dumplings." April Bloomfield, award-winning chef of The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, John Dory, Salvation Taco, and Tosca Café, and author of A Girl and Her Pig
"Jenn Louis has created an instant classic. Her recipes are authentic yet accessible, but more important, she looks at Italian regional cooking in a new way: through the prism of the dumpling. Pasta by Hand shows us how a nation can come together over food in a profound way." Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, teacher, and the host, co-creator, and co-producer of Bizarre Foods
About the Author
Jenn Louis is chef and co-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon. She appeared on Top Chef Masters and was named one of 2012's Best New Chefs by Food and Wine.