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Everyday Pasta

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Must for Pasta Lovers

This is a fabulous cookbook. I love pasta, and have found myself pulling out this cookbook time after time. It is separated into categories, for easy use.

I love how Giada mentions the ingredients that a person will want to have and how to tell if certain things nee...
This is a fabulous cookbook. I love pasta, and have found myself pulling out this cookbook time after time. It is separated into categories, for easy use.

I love how Giada mentions the ingredients that a person will want to have and how to tell if certain things need replaced. One drawback is the fact that some of the ingredients are difficult to find around where I live. Giada, who resides in California, has unlimited access to fresh produce and meats. Other than that, I really like the cookbook. I wish that there were more pictures of the dishes, themselves.

I have found myself getting inspired by many of Giada's recipes. Instead of following her directions directly, I will change something (like the meat or add a certain ingredient) and just follow the cooking time and basic "format" of the dishes. The great thing is that Giada provides a lot of great bases that can be modified to your own tastes.

posted by Loves2ReadKR on March 2, 2010

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

okay for some people, but not my thing!

I bought this book hoping for several pasta one-dish meals that I could cook when I got home from work. But, most of the pasta recipes in the book are meatless & would only work as a side dish. There is literally only one recipe with chicken breast, which is my meat of ...
I bought this book hoping for several pasta one-dish meals that I could cook when I got home from work. But, most of the pasta recipes in the book are meatless & would only work as a side dish. There is literally only one recipe with chicken breast, which is my meat of choice. Also, she puts pancetta(Italian bacon) in an awful lot of recipes & that's an ingredient I try to stay away from. I'm planning to return the book.

posted by 1981klf on August 8, 2011

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