Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now
Customer Review

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As essential as pasta it's self, 28 Aug. 2007
This review is from: The Essential Pasta Cookbook (Essential series) (Essential Cookbook) (Paperback)
I have many cook books (too many to fit on my book shelf in the kitchen) and this one is one of my essentials.

The book begins by showing and naming the different types of pasta, gives instruction on making it fresh and when it's better to use dried. The beginning of chapters give small descriptions on less well known (and mostly Italian) ingredients involved in some of the recipes. This includes the wide verity of meats and cheeses Italy has to offer. Despite this, cooking from this book doesn't require an ingredient hunt - most things, if unavailable, are substitutable and the majority of the recipes can be made with supermarket stock alone.

It's also not all pasta! with many Italian `starters' it spreads its wings even further.

Unlike so many cook books, you could stick a pin in this book blindfolded and guarantee to have chosen a fantastic recipe.

The recipes are all accompanied by large colour pictures that accurately represent the outcome, but are also peppered with mini side dish recipes that are useful, easy and tasty.

I favour this book over `Italian recipe' books, as most of those try and shy away from what we British people think Italian recipes should be, where as this book is happy to instruct on classics from any origin, and helps you to cook your favourite dish from your favourite Italian restaurant faithfully and easily.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: South Wales

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,437,459