Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Review: Pasta the Beginner's Guide by Carlo Lai

OK so in case you didn't know it my all time favorite food is spaghetti. I could it eat it every single day. Blame my dad...he too is a spaghetti freak. So when I saw this book available on Netgalley* I just knew I had to read it.

Right from the start this cookbook sucks you in. A great explanation at the start of the book on the different tools and ingredients you will need to make your own yummy pasta dishes. Most importantly each recipe has multiple pictures with it. I hate when I read a cookbook that doesn't show the finished product. I'm always unsure if that is how it is supposed to look. With this book you not only get to see the finished project but you get to see photos of the dish being prepared. 

As the title suggests this is the perfect book for someone who is a beginner at making pasta. The recipes are not overly complicated and the instructions are clearly stated. I love that there is also a recipe that uses eggplant to replace noodles. I wish there had been a few more vegetable noodle recipes as that is a big trend now with products like the Veggetti and Spirooli that make noodles out of veggies.  But I wont fault the book for that since it encourages people to make their own home made noodles.  

There are at least six recipes I cannot wait to try out and make. All in all this is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to do more of their own cooking at home. 

4 1/2 stars out of 5.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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