Pasta, Pretty Please: A Vibrant Approach to Creative Handmade Noodles by Linda Miller Nicholson

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  • Lemon cream sauce

    • PQPantry on January 07, 2019

      Delicious lemony sauce. I have a Meyer lemon tree that produces lemons like crazy. The fact that this recipe uses 3 lemons is great! Used it for a clean out the fridge pasta night, butternut squash pasta, ham, chicken, peas from the garden. Will use this sauce over and over in the future.

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  • Eat the Love by Irvin Lin

    From the basics of how to make colorful gorgeous patterns and shapes, this is a course on how to step up your pasta making game.

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    A rainbow of pasta to delight your eyes and palate are delivered in Salty Seattle's debut cookbook.

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  • ISBN 10 0062674935
  • ISBN 13 9780062674937
  • Published Oct 16 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher William Morrow Cookbooks

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The pasta ninja and Instagram star Linda Miller Nicholson delivers her first cookbook, a stunning cornucopia of pasta in every color and shape, all created by hand using all-natural colors from vegetables, herbs, and superfoods—and including 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and the perfect fillings and sauces to make your creations sing!

Linda Miller Nicholson began making pasta at age four, but started adding color to it several years ago to entice her son to eat more vegetables. Her creations became a viral sensation, attracting fans worldwide who are mesmerized by her colorful and flavorful designs. Now, with Pasta, Pretty Please home cooks can create dreamy, dazzling pastas in their own kitchens using only all-natural ingredients—flour, eggs, vegetables, herbs, and superfoods—that are true works of art.

Playful and inviting, Pasta, Pretty Please includes recipes, techniques, tips, and inspiration. Linda starts with recipes for basic doughs—standard egg dough, various gnocchi doughs—and works her way up to recipes for dough in many colorful shades. She teaches you just how many colors are pastable and what kinds of pigmented vegetables, fruits, and spices you can use to color your pasta—such as mixing turmeric with parsley for just the right shade of chartreuse, or using activated charcoal powder to create black pasta. She also shows you how to roll out dough, cut and form many pasta shapes, and gives tips for retaining brilliant colors even when cooked.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find recipes for more elaborate patterns and colors that are sure to impress your family and friends. Linda reveals how to layer colors to make multi-colored doughs in recipes including:

Rainbow Cavatelli

Polka Dot Farfalle

Emoji Ravioli

Avocado Gnocchi

Hearts and Stripes Pappardelle

Argyle Lasagna Sheets

6-Colored Fettucine

You’ll also find recipes for spectacular sauces and fillings, such as:

Golden Milk Ragu

Pecorino Pepper Sauce with Broccolini

Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oil and Burrata

Spiced Lamb Yogurt Sauce

Rustic Squash Filling

Classic Ricotta Filling

Pepperoni Pizza Filling

Featuring beautiful pasta in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes, patterns, and sizes, Pasta, Pretty Please is an artistic treasure trove that will please the eye and the palate. Buon Appetito!