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How do you boil pasta? How much water and salt do you need? Should you add oil to the water? How well should you drain it? (Turn to page viii for the answers.) One part cooking course, one part kitchen reference, and one part foolproof recipes, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering th How do you boil pasta? How much water and salt do you need? Should you add oil to the water? How well should you drain it? (Turn to page viii for the answers.) One part cooking course, one part kitchen reference, and one part foolproof recipes, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering the basics of pasta and noodles, this thoroughly researched and taste-tested guide is dedicated to the home cook who needs practical advice on everything from penne to pad thai. The experts at Cook's Illustrated present their knowledge and techniques in a hands-on way so that each and every step of the cooking process can be understood and easily executed. The authors leave room for interpretation and taste, of course, but you will not walk away from this book without knowing which olive oil to buy, why egg pastas tend to complement cream sauces, or how to mince garlic. The book is arranged in four sections, exploring first dried semolina pasta, then fresh Italian-style pasta, Mediterranean pasta and European dumplings, and finally, Asian noodles. There are thirteen chapters devoted to sauces alone, and recipes are included with the type of pasta with which they work best -- from the simplest to the complex, but all within reach of the home cook. As a bonus, the book includes excellent photographs of the various pasta and noodle shapes, and impeccable illustrations clearly depict each step of key techniques. Special sections are devoted to such specific topics as "Are Electric Pasta Machines Worth the Money?" and "A Guide to Popular Cheeses." "Cook's has always been the definitive word on any subject it tackles," says The Post and Courier, and The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles will serve as the definitive reference volume for pasta lovers.


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How do you boil pasta? How much water and salt do you need? Should you add oil to the water? How well should you drain it? (Turn to page viii for the answers.) One part cooking course, one part kitchen reference, and one part foolproof recipes, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering th How do you boil pasta? How much water and salt do you need? Should you add oil to the water? How well should you drain it? (Turn to page viii for the answers.) One part cooking course, one part kitchen reference, and one part foolproof recipes, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles tells the story of flour and water like no other book on the market. Extensively covering the basics of pasta and noodles, this thoroughly researched and taste-tested guide is dedicated to the home cook who needs practical advice on everything from penne to pad thai. The experts at Cook's Illustrated present their knowledge and techniques in a hands-on way so that each and every step of the cooking process can be understood and easily executed. The authors leave room for interpretation and taste, of course, but you will not walk away from this book without knowing which olive oil to buy, why egg pastas tend to complement cream sauces, or how to mince garlic. The book is arranged in four sections, exploring first dried semolina pasta, then fresh Italian-style pasta, Mediterranean pasta and European dumplings, and finally, Asian noodles. There are thirteen chapters devoted to sauces alone, and recipes are included with the type of pasta with which they work best -- from the simplest to the complex, but all within reach of the home cook. As a bonus, the book includes excellent photographs of the various pasta and noodle shapes, and impeccable illustrations clearly depict each step of key techniques. Special sections are devoted to such specific topics as "Are Electric Pasta Machines Worth the Money?" and "A Guide to Popular Cheeses." "Cook's has always been the definitive word on any subject it tackles," says The Post and Courier, and The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles will serve as the definitive reference volume for pasta lovers.

30 review for The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles: A Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This is by far the most complete and informative cookbook I've ever seen on pasta. Not only is there a wealth of information on how to make your own noodles, but there are lots of recipes for ravioli fillings and sauces, which I was very interested in. I skipped the sections regarding Asian noodles and meat dishes but found everything else immensely inspiring. Adding it to my Amazon wishlist. Definitely worth the interlibrary loan. This is by far the most complete and informative cookbook I've ever seen on pasta. Not only is there a wealth of information on how to make your own noodles, but there are lots of recipes for ravioli fillings and sauces, which I was very interested in. I skipped the sections regarding Asian noodles and meat dishes but found everything else immensely inspiring. Adding it to my Amazon wishlist. Definitely worth the interlibrary loan.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stuart

    Whether you are a novice or veteran, this book will give you a lot more than just recipes. It discusses pasta types, what type of pasta goes with what type of sauce, how to make those sauces, and how to present them. An essential reference for anyone who likes pasta or noodles.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dray

    great compendium on noodles and many types of noodles. Some of it is a bit repetitive and could have been handled via variations. On the other hand you have a lot of noodle recipes all in one place with good to great breakouts on techniques, flavors, and products.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    A great book for aspiring pasta makers.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pam Joslin

    Lovely recipes, lovely gift from my daughter, great tips and descriptions, photos and everything! I love this pasta book and will use it over and over and over!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Randy

    My pasta maker is in transit.... looking forward to making a big mess in the kitchen. Making a few messes, and not yet proficient. That is, the pasta I'm making is not that much better than store bought. Will keep on trying though. This book has some good ideas for simple sauces and toppings to go with my spaghettis and fettucinis. And maybe I'll try some of the more elegant types later... Still, this will not be the most-turned-to cookbook in my library. ==================================== It's OK. My pasta maker is in transit.... looking forward to making a big mess in the kitchen. Making a few messes, and not yet proficient. That is, the pasta I'm making is not that much better than store bought. Will keep on trying though. This book has some good ideas for simple sauces and toppings to go with my spaghettis and fettucinis. And maybe I'll try some of the more elegant types later... Still, this will not be the most-turned-to cookbook in my library. ==================================== It's OK... not the best Italian cookbook I've every had, but functional enough.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I can't say this is the ONLY pasta cookbook you'll ever need, but you'd certainly get by just fine on a desert island if it were all you had. (Well, you'd also need a good campfire and some pots and maybe a fishing rod ...) Anyway, don't miss the smoked salmon in cream sauce (Julianna's favorite); crumbly sausage with tomato (my favorite); the basic alfredo (Alexa's favorite, of course); and the clam sauces, both red (David) and white (me again). I honestly don't think I've ever had a white clam I can't say this is the ONLY pasta cookbook you'll ever need, but you'd certainly get by just fine on a desert island if it were all you had. (Well, you'd also need a good campfire and some pots and maybe a fishing rod ...) Anyway, don't miss the smoked salmon in cream sauce (Julianna's favorite); crumbly sausage with tomato (my favorite); the basic alfredo (Alexa's favorite, of course); and the clam sauces, both red (David) and white (me again). I honestly don't think I've ever had a white clam sauce in a restaurant that tops this recipe.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dianna

    Huge book on pasta, with recipes for everything from how to make fresh pasta to what to do with ramen noodles. Chapters on many different sorts of sauces and toppings. I wish there were more ramen recipes! The fresh egg pasta is excellent.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    My sister gave me this book for Christmas to go with my new pasta roller attachment. I made a egg pasta, ravioli filling and sauce out of this so far and they were all excellent. Definitely recommended.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    It is what it says, very complete!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    We love noodles at my house.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ann Marie

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jon Parise

  15. 4 out of 5

    daniel

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rocco

  17. 4 out of 5

    pml

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jason Gryszkowiec

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

  20. 4 out of 5

    Scarlett

  21. 4 out of 5

    Adrian Corsica

  22. 4 out of 5

    mel

  23. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  24. 4 out of 5

    Emily

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tical

  26. 4 out of 5

    Linda G

  27. 5 out of 5

    Wolf Girl

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joann

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jim Dyer

  30. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

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