I collect cookbooks, and I have a lot of them. Most of my cookbooks are related to Italian cuisine, although I do include other topics from time to time. I read my cookbooks like other folks read fiction novels, and I am usually browsing through one cookbook or another every day looking for inspiration. Because my bookshelves are now getting rather full, I am trying to be much more selective when I purchase a new cookbook but when I saw a new cookbook called The Glorious Pasta of Italy written by Domenica Marchetti was being released, I just had to order it. As much as I love everything about Italian cuisine, I adore pasta in every shape and form so adding a new pasta cookbook to my collection made perfect sense to me. I eagerly awaited the arrival of this cookbook, and when it did finally arrive in the mail, I left it sitting on my coffee table for a couple of weeks so I could enjoy browsing through it often.
I honestly wasn’t sure who Domenica was until her cookbook arrived and after reading her bio and seeing her photo I realized I not only owned another cookbook she wrote called The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy, but I follow her on Twitter. The Glorious Pasta of Italy is truly a well written, informative cookbook for anyone interested in the pasta of Italy. I have made a few recipes from the book to date, including Fluffy Semolina Dumpling Soup, Lasagne di Crespelle With Truffled Mushrooms, and Rigatoni With Green Olive-Almond Pesto And Asiago Cheese. All three of these recipes were delicious, worthy of serving to guests, and recipes I will definitely make again. What I like best about this pasta cookbook is that there are new ideas for pasta and pasta sauces that I haven’t really seen before in other cookbooks, and like I said, I own a LOT of them! The book also has a great glossary of over 60 pasta types, and the instructions for making the fresh pasta variations are written very simply, in a straight forward manner that would encourage even a novice to tackle making fresh pasta for the first time. For me, a really good cookbook must have lots of photos, and The Glorious Pasta of Italy does not let you down. The photos in the book are beautiful (even drool worthy), and are scattered throughout the book.
If you are interested in buying The Glorious Pasta of Italy, you can find it at Amazon.com by clicking the book below.
The Glorious Pasta of Italy