The international best-seller, "The Silver Spoon" has confirmed Italian cuisine to be one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and the best-loved Italian dish is pasta. Pasta comes in all shapes and textures, and can be simply cooked to create delicious dishes that appeal to both the novice cook and the gourmet. Now, for the first time, "The Silver Spoon Book of Pasta" presents a complete reference guide to all types of pasta with 350 classic and modern recipes. The recipes are easy to follow and fully explained for the UK and US markets, and include the most popular pasta dishes from "The Silver Spoon", along with over 250 new recipes collected by the same team and published in English for the first time. They are simple to prepare in any kitchen and yet utterly authentic, enabling any aspiring cook to successfully cook iconic dishes, or helping more experienced cooks to expand their repertoire. In traditional Italian cooking, each pasta shape must be accompanied by a specific range of sauces: "The Silver Spoon Book of Pasta" provides an introduction to every type of pasta, a guide to the different shapes and the best sauces to accompany them, as well as tips for dos and don'ts. A comprehensive and lively book with specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, its simple and user-friendly format makes it both accessible and a pleasure to read. "The Silver Spoon" has become the classic in the Italian cooking booklist for the international market and shares the bookshelves with other iconic cookery manuals such as "The Joy of Cooking". The first of a new series, "The Silver Spoon Book of Pasta" provides the definitive recipe book for Italian pasta.