An A-Z of Pasta – Rachel Roddy
This book is a story of pasta. Roddy is a resident of Rome who writes a column for The Guardian on the food and food culture of her adopted country. In this book she condenses everything she has learned about Italy’s favourite food in a practical, easy-to-use and mouth-watering collection of over 120 essential pasta and sauce recipes.
You might think that you can mix any kind of sauce with any kind of pasta . . . not if you’re Italian you can’t! For them there is a sensibility about the form of the pasta and the appropriate coating and sauce for that particular shape. An A-Z of Pasta suggests how to match pasta shapes to sauces and how to serve them. The recipes range form the familiar – pesto, ragù and carbonara – to the unfamiliar but tempting: fregula with clams, conchiglioni stuffed with spinach and ricotta, orzo with peas, parmesan and lemon. In-between the recipes there are short pieces on the history, culture and everyday life of pasta shapes in the various regions of Italy.
Hardback. 352 pages
17.7cm x 24.7cm x 3.2cm