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The Pasta Friday Cookbook: Let's Eat Together by Allison Arevalo

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  • Gemelli with blistered tomatoes and balsamic butter

    • lils74 on October 15, 2019

      Made this a week or so ago after seeing the EYB digital preview and being inspired by the butter-balsamic vinegar combo. I made some substitutions - regular fusilli (corkscrew pasta) rather than gemelli as I can't get those here, and a fresh ball of mozzarella for the ricotta salata, which I acknowledge changes the flavor profile rather. It was fascinating and tasty, and I would definitely make again, trying another cheese even thought it was great this way. I did find it rather dry - I like my pasta a little juicier - but couldn't decide if this was how the recipe was meant to be, or if I over-reduced my balsamic (reducing recommended if you don't have the pricey stuff, and I didn't). I also used some orange cherry tomatoes instead of red, which gave a lovely color but may have been less juicy? Still, fascinated enough to give it another go. Interesting and recommended.

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Join together with family and friends and create your own pasta days with help from Allison's new book!

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  • ISBN 10 1449497896
  • ISBN 13 9781449497897
  • Published Sep 17 2019
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 176
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

Start a weekly pasta tradition to reconnect with your family and community using these deliciously creative recipes.

Reading this book will make you feel like you were invited to a family gathering, big or small. Get to know this pasta-loving community in Oakland, and the girl behind it: A mother, chef, and entrepreneur who left her successful restaurant to slow down, cook for her friends, and build a community.

You can cook weekly pasta dinners for family and friends, and you’ll actually LOVE it. Our grandparents did it without breaking the bank and it doesn't have to be elaborate. The Pasta Friday Cookbook makes it possible—it's approachable, fun, nostalgic with a touch of modern, like your grandmother’s living room without plastic on the couch. With 52 creative pasta recipes, 16 seasonal salads, and extras like crispy prosciutto and lemon croutons sprinkled throughout, you’ll be inspired to cook every recipe, whether you’re gathering a large crowd or sitting down with just your family. Allison’s Italian heritage plays a role in her recipes, but this is not your typical Italian cookbook. The recipes are fresh and new using 52 different shaped pastas with spins on Penne Alla Vodka, Spaghetti Amatriciana, Cheesy Baked Cavatelli, and Fusilli primavera with ‘nduja.

Sara Remington's beautiful photography will make you love this book even more, not to mention hungry!

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