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Master the art of pasta-making with 100 authentic recipes and step-by-step guidance
With high-quality ingredients and just the right amount of care, you can create delicious homemade pasta in your own kitchen. Authentic Homemade Pasta is a comprehensive homemade pasta cookbook filled with 100 tried-and-true recipes for noodles, pasta dishes, sauces, and fillings so you can make classic Italian meals you're proud to serve.
Inside this unique homemade pasta cookbook, you'll find master dough recipes for egg pasta, whole-wheat flour pasta, and more. Explore "Learn and Make" recipes that teach you dough-shaping techniques with step-by-step photos and instructions for cut, hand-shaped, stuffed, and extruded pastas, as well as gnocchi and gnudi. Then move on to recipes for sauces, fillings, toppings, and complete pasta dishes.
This homemade pasta cookbook includes:
- Pasta tutorials—Get step-by-step instructions for mixing pasta dough by hand and with a machine, rolling out and shaping dough, and storing or cooking the finished results.
- The science of pasta—Learn the alchemy of flour, water, and eggs, the role of oil and salt, and the importance of kneading and resting from this educational homemade pasta cookbook.
- Essential equipment—Find a helpful list of key tools for making and shaping pasta, plus a few equipment upgrades that will help you take your creations to the next level with this homemade pasta cookbook.
Wow your friends and family with the authentic Italian dishes featured in this beautiful homemade pasta cookbook. Buon appetito!
About the Author
CARMELLA ALVARO, owner and pasta maker at Melina’s Fresh Pasta in Durham, North Carolina, grew up in an Italian-American family. After years of watching her mother make Italian food with ingredients from her father’s garden, she wanted to share in the tradition of cooking from scratch with care and love—serving homemade food to family and friends.
“Carmella Alvaro’s knowledge and skill as a pasta maker rivals anyone in the Old Country. In Authentic Homemade Pasta, Carmella not only takes you on a culinary tour of Italy, but she also demystifies the art of pasta making. You’ll finish this book as a masterful pasta maker with a new appreciation for Italian cuisine!” —Jamie DeMent, Farmer, Chef, and Author of The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm and Canning in the Modern Kitchen
“Carmella has written a cookbook that has been wonderfully crafted for the home cook. Not only are the recipes simple and accessible, but they tell the story of family, tradition, and culture. Carmella hones in on the importance of ingredients and techniques as it pertains to pasta making and sauce preparation. Her cookbook will be an addition to my collection...OTTIMO LAVORO CARMELLA!” —Ricky Moore, Chef, Founder, and Owner of Saltbox Seafood Joint
“In Authentic Homemade Pasta, Carmela Alvaro will take you on a 20-region Italian tour and guide you through the science and art of pasta making. Visit Sardegna with Lorighittas, Liguria with Trenette, Lombardy with Pizzoccheri, and more—all from the comfort of your home kitchen!” —Katie Parla, Rome-based Author of Food of the Italian South