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Gennaro Contaldo’s passion for pasta is positively infectious. He states in his introduction that “there is no limit to the joys of pasta” and this irrepressible exuberance infuses this book from its metaphoric aperitivo pages to its flavoursome finale.
Beginning with a useful guide to matching pasta shapes to sauces (as a rule, pair long, thin pasta to light sauces, while short, thick pasta shapes suit heavier sauces), Gennaro devotes much attention to “versatile, quick and easy to cook” dried pasta, with a host of inventive and easy-to-follow recipes, among them hearty veal ragù and refreshing mezzi paccheri pasta with mussels and lemon.
Following giving clearly photographed guidance for making your own pasta (including recipes for gluten-free and gluten-free eggless dough), the fresh pasta recipes are mouth-wateringly enticing, with subsequent sections devoted to the delicious delights of filled and baked pasta, including a rich butternut squash vegetarian take on lasagne and the decadently delicious “lasagne di Carnevale”.
From creating quick and tasty mid-week meals, to curating lovingly-laboured-over filled pasta feasts, Pasta Perfecto! deserves to be a go-book for pasta-lovers.
There's nothing Gennaro doesn't know about pasta. He's an absolute legend! Jamie Oliver
This brand new book from celebrated chef Gennaro Contaldo is all about pasta. One of the most popular of all Italian dishes, bestselling author and much-loved personality Gennaro reveals all of his tips and tricks for making the best of the most versatile of dishes.
Split into chapters for Dried, Fresh, Filled, Baked pasta and Sauces, Gennaro's Pasta Perfecto! includes recipes for lasagne four ways, pasta salads, classic minestrone soup, homemade ravioli and perfect pesto, these are dishes that can be quickly whipped up for the whole family to enjoy. An inexpensive staple that can be easily transformed into a luxurious meal, the possibilities of pasta are endless - perfect for busy families and for easy entertaining. Join Gennaro on an exciting Italian adventure, and discover both new and traditional recipes that will quickly become household favourites.
A delicious collection of over 100 recipes and featuring beautiful photography by celebrated photographer David Loftus, many of these recipes can be cooked in a matter of minutes.
Packed full of tips for making fresh pasta, including gluten and egg-free, picking the best shape for sauces and featuring recipes from across Italy, this is an essential book for any pasta enthusiast.
'All the recipes are achievable and his passion for the cuisine shines through in every dish' - delicious. magazine
'Gennaro's Pasta Perfecto! has pasta covered' - Your Home magazine
Publication date: 19/08/2019
Publisher: Pavilion Books
|Publication date:||19th August 2019|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, Gift Books,|
|Categories:||Pasta dishes, National & regional cuisine,|
Gennaro Contaldo was born in Minori on the Amalfi coast. He came to Britian in the late 60s and worked in several restaurants around the country and London. He then moved to London, where he worked as a chef in a number of restaurants before opening the award-winning Passione. He came to public attention as the chef who inspired Jamie Oliver when they worked together at Antonio Carluccio's restaurant. In spring 2011 he presented Two Greedy Italians on BBC2, and a second series will be aired in spring 2012. Gennaro lives in north-east London with his partner Liz and their nine-year-old twin ...More About Gennaro Contaldo