Pasta by Eric Treuille and Anna Del Conte

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  • SashaJackson on April 06, 2017

    Fantastic book, the only pasta resource you'll ever need. The classics such as Ragu and puttanesca are perfect.

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  • Fresh tomato, red onion and basil

    • nicolepellegrini on September 08, 2021

      A simple and fresh pasta to make when really good ripe summer tomatoes are in season.

  • Puttanesca

    • nicolepellegrini on July 06, 2016

      This is my go-to recipe for Puttanesca. Never fails.

  • Arrabbiata

    • nicolepellegrini on May 01, 2017

      Simple, classic, spicy pasta that's perfect in a rush to prepare with limited ingredients.

  • Tomato and mozzarella al forno

    • nicolepellegrini on April 21, 2021

      Easy to throw together and satisfying pasta dish. Can't really go wrong with these ingredients!

  • Roast tomato

    • nicolepellegrini on August 29, 2018

      I adore this recipe and make it every late summer/early fall when my garden is producing more tomatoes than I can keep up with! It works well with big Jersey beefsteaks as well as nice plum tomatoes or even juicy camparis. The slow roast and balsamic really brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes. I can eat this straight out of the oven, sans pasta, or as a topping for crostini as well.

  • Simmered tomato with aromatics

    • nicolepellegrini on August 20, 2018

      Bright and naturally sweet tasting thanks to the celery and carrots. Prepared with fresh summer Jersey tomatoes instead of canned.

  • Butter, Parmesan and asparagus

    • nicolepellegrini on May 13, 2019

      Simplicity perfected. A wonderful way to celebrate the first crop of asparagus of the Spring season. Great on tagliatelle or similar flat noodles.

  • Wild mushroom persillade

    • nicolepellegrini on July 27, 2019

      Another excellent recipe from this book. I used a combination of dried porcini, baby bella and button mushroom as that's what I had on hand.

  • Tuna with lemon and capers

    • nicolepellegrini on March 29, 2019

      It's a Friday night and I'm stuck late at work. Get home extremely hangry. It's lent; SO is trying to be good and stick to fish. What to do? Reach for the canned tuna and pasta in the pantry and get to work. This isn't the usual tuna-and-pasta dish I'll make in a pinch but I had some small tomatoes to use up so I gave it a try. Great for a dish that's done in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta noodles. Would make again. In fact bet it will be even nicer in the summer with some homegrown or local cherry tomatoes.

  • White clam sauce

  • Spicy garlic prawns and cherry tomatoes

    • nicolepellegrini on July 24, 2021

      Great summer pasta dish when you can get the best fresh cherry tomatoes. A nice touch of sweetness using the shrimp.

  • Spicy garlic scallops

    • nicolepellegrini on March 04, 2020

      This is one of those incredibly simple Italian recipes that requires the absolute best quality ingredients to pull off well. Do it right and it's delicious.

  • Pizzaiola

    • nicolepellegrini on June 07, 2018

      I like making this to stretch out some leftover steak, instead of cooking a large steak from scratch. It's a great weeknight dinner that way. Sometimes I'll add some thickly sliced mushrooms (if I don't have a lot of steak) or even some thick cut bacon, if it's a very lean steak, for a little extra fat. Delicious and easy!

  • Amatriciana

    • nicolepellegrini on May 27, 2017

      Foolproof take on a classic dish that's perfect for a fast weeknight meal—and when your fridge is looking a little empty. Perfect balance of sweet and smoky.

  • Spicy sausage ragù

    • nicolepellegrini on November 13, 2019

      Outstanding - has a flavor almost like a meat sauce that's cooked down for hours yet it doesn't take nearly as long to throw together.

  • Chicken, tomato and rosemary ragù

    • nicolepellegrini on February 18, 2019

      Another great pasta sauce from this cookbook. There's a light and gently sweet flavor to it from poaching the chicken and then just warming it through with the tomato sauce, and lots of celery.

  • Courgette and basil with cream

    • nicolepellegrini on July 23, 2021

      Had to use up the last of an overabundance of zucchini so this did the trick nicely. As has been an issue for me with several vegetable sauces in this book, cut down on the cook time if you don't want the veggies to all be mush. Otherwise the flavor is great.

  • Asparagus, prosciutto and fresh herbs

    • nicolepellegrini on March 14, 2021

      Another delicious and easy pasta dish from this cookbook. I used a mixture of basil, parsley and mint for my herbs.

  • Spicy broccoli with golden garlic and anchovies

    • nicolepellegrini on January 26, 2019

      Nice weeknight dinner when you don't want to fuss too much. Don't think the variations without the anchovies would be as flavorful, however.

  • Primavera

    • nicolepellegrini on June 02, 2020

      A good go-to primavera recipe; I'll modify depending on what veggies I have on hand. I do cut the cooking time in half, however, so that the veggies don't lose all their crispness and texture.

  • Primavera with cream

    • nicolepellegrini on May 29, 2021

      One of the many variations on this base recipe in this cookbook. I think I may have liked this one the most of all? As with the other versions, I reduced the vegetable cooking time/kept an eye on it so as not to overcook them.

  • Primavera pesto

    • nicolepellegrini on May 31, 2018

      This is my favorite variation on this primavera recipe, if I have some good fresh or jarred pesto on hand. I do cook the vegetables for less time than instructed so that they don't lose all of their crispness.

  • Chickpeas with rosemary, chilli and garlic

    • nicolepellegrini on July 06, 2016

      A true crowd pleaser. Easy, fast, addictively good. Can make ahead - is excellent for parties and buffets as it's just as good cold as hot.

  • Braised Umbrian lentils

    • nicolepellegrini on January 05, 2018

      Very nice and simple pasta dish perfect for a cold winter day. I like adding some cooked sweet pork sausage right at the end to make it even more substantial.

  • Roast pepper

    • nicolepellegrini on March 23, 2020

      Very simple yet tasty pasta dish...a nice change of pace from roasted tomato sauce.

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  • ISBN 10 0756603684
  • ISBN 13 9780756603687
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Apr 01 2004
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

Publishers Text

Pasta proves that fast food doesn't have to be takeout when you have pasta in the pantry. Each recipe is categorized according to cooking time--no-cook, quick-cook, and slow-cook--and organized by ingredient so you can select a recipe according to what's in your pantry or what's in season. Every recipe is illustrated with a sumptuous, mouth-watering photograph of the finished dish. The emphasis is on widely available ingredients, easy recipes, and time-saving tips that will have you stirring up fast, fresh, and fabulous sauces in the time it takes to boil water.

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