Living on a farm in Tuscany, Pamela Sheldon Johns knows more than a little about Italian cooking, and "50 Great Pasta Sauces" showcases some of her best sauces collected throughout her extensive culinary career. Read more...
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Living on a farm in Tuscany, Pamela Sheldon Johns knows more than a little about Italian cooking, and "50 Great Pasta Sauces" showcases some of her best sauces collected throughout her extensive culinary career. The recipes are divided into four mouthwatering categories--vegetable sauces, meat sauces, seafood sauces, and dairy sauces--each designed to be the centerpiece of an irresistible, unforgettable meal.
Readers can practically taste the flavorful pasta dishes pictured in the rich, four-color photographs that accompany the recipes. The fragrant sauces virtually leap off the page, begging to be savored. Who could resist?
The recipes, ranging from familiar, traditional standbys to creative new favorites, include:
* Carbonara sauce
* Browned butter and sage sauce
* Rosemary-lamb sauce
* Garlic shrimp and wine sauce
* Roasted tomato sauce
* Asparagus and butter sauce
* Creamy goat cheese sauce
"50 Great Pasta Sauces" gives readers and cooks a delicious, easy, and affordable taste of Italy, right in their own homes.
Sauce it up!
When I picked up this cute little square book, my first thought was, "Oh, do I really need another pasta book?" But after looking through 50 Great Pasta Sauces, the answer is a resounding and unequivocal Sì. Having all these sauces together under one roof, as it were, is handy and timesaving. Pamela Sheldon Johns, an author of many cookbooks, has lived for 20 years in the glorious Tuscan hills, where she hosts Italian culinary workshops from her family home and farm. Here, she's gathered 50 nifty sauces, from basic to a bit beyond, from Italy's 20 regions, stretching from the cooler north where dairy products are a mainstay to the sun-drenched south with its long growing season and abundance of tomatoes, garlic and eggplant. Pamela divides the recipes into four groupsvegetable, dairy, meat and seafoodemphasizing the seasonal, and encouraging you to substitute, add and subtract to please your own palate. You'll find the classic favorites, Basil Pesto, Carbonara, Bolognese, Arrabiata, among them, and new sauces to expand your pasta repertoire. Arugula and pancetta sauce is fast, fresh and flavorful; ricotta sauce with grilled vegetables is specially suited to summer; hearty rosemary-lamb sauce warms in winter; and snapper and herb sauce will make you happy any time of year.