The ultimate resource for pasta lovers In this irresistible collection of reliable recipes, you'll find a huge variety of pasta dishes from real born-and-bred Italian chefs. Pasta covers the basics and beyond with master recipes for making your own fresh egg pasta by hand or machine, as well as reliable guidance on getting the most out of store-bought fresh and dried pastas. Throughout the book, stunning full-color photography offers both inspiration and visual guidance. The recipes include innovative pasta dishes for every season and occasion, from light and summery pasta salads to hearty meat sauces, lasagnas, and more. But there's more than just pasta here. The book also includes recipes for crespelle (Italian crepes), risotto, gnocchi, and polenta dishes, offering a wide range of both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes. Features 146 expertly-tested recipes for pasta dishes, from timeless classics to new and modern favorites Illustrated with 100 mouthwatering full-color photographs by acclaimed photographer and food stylist Francesco Tonelli Organized by season, the book includes recipes perfect for any time of year, from fresh Garganelli with Leeks and Morels to celebrate the spring, to rich, hearty winter dishes like Sausage-Filled Ravioli with Brown Butter and Pancetta Jam-packed with inventive, foolproof recipes that celebrate the seasons with authentic Italian flavor, Pasta is a must for home cooks who just can't get enough of this timeless and traditional food.