On Top of Spaghetti...: ...Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind

On Top of Spaghetti...: ...Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind

by Johanne Killeen, George Germon
4.5 6

Hardcover

$26.77 $27.99 Save 4% Current price is $26.77, Original price is $27.99. You Save 4%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Thursday, September 28 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

On Top of Spaghetti...: ...Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind by Johanne Killeen, George Germon

In On Top of Spaghetti, Johanne Killeen and George Germon, owners of the legendary restaurant Al Forno in Providence, R.I., and authors of Cucina Simpatica, offer up 100 new recipes for everyone's favorite tried–and–true dish –– pasta.

Pasta is the culinary equivalent of the little black dress. It's simple and elegant, you can dress it up or down, and it never goes out of style. In On Top of Spaghetti, Johanne Killeen and George Germon present a collection of 100 pasta recipes, including new and old favorites such as Pasta Shells with Spicy Sausage Red Sauce, Fusilli with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, and Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Cinnamon, and Mint. In Cucina Simpatica, Johanne and George introduced Americans to grilled pizza. With On Top of Spaghetti they will reintroduce home cooks to the joys of pasta. Classic recipes are elevated to new heights, and innovative new dishes are sure to be returned to again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060598730
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Johanne Killeen and George Germon are the award-winning chefs and owners of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. They are also the authors of On Top of Spaghetti . . . Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind.

George Germon and Johanne Killeen are the award-winning chefs and owners of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. Their first cookbook, Cucina Simpatica, has become a cult classic. Neither Johanne nor George trust anyone who doesn't like pasta.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

On Top of Spaghetti...: Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Prime pasta. Perfect pasta - that's the only kind served by the authors in their Providence restaurant, Al Forno. Billy Joel claims their pizza is the best in the world. While I wouldn't argue with him, for me the easy to follow recipes offered in this imaginative, enormously satisfying cookbook are among the best to be found. The author's love and enthusiasm for the type of food they prepare is obvious on every page as they experiment, create, and enjoy. Explaining that work nights end late for them, they add that they're hungry so together they prepare what they call 'midnight spaghetti.' It's really a fun-loving competition between the two of them with simple rules: 'Prepare a delicious sauce in the time it takes for a pot of water to boil and the pasta to cook.' Among the dishes favored for these nocturnal feasts are Spaghetti with Fresh Spinach and Gorgonzola, Pantry Spaghetti, Vintner's Spaghetti, Pappardelle with Olives, Thyme, and Lemon. Recipes for these and other mouth-watering pasta dishes, whether appetizers or main courses, are found in this temptingly illustrated book. Of enormous help are the hints offered by this couple who have cooked tens of thousands of pounds of pasta at their restaurant. For instance, a good rule of thumb is four ounces of pasta per person as a main meal and half of that for a starter. Plus, a list of must-haves for your pasta pantry is indispensable, and saves hasty runs to the super market. Couldn't possibly choose a favorite from the many recipes offered but high on my list is Jo's Fast 'Cheater's' Lasagne. Granted, I'm biased as pasta has always been a favorite dish, and I tend to heartily agree with the authors' admonition: 'Don't trust people who don't like pasta.' Highly recommended - enjoy! - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative, easy and DELICIOUS! This is a great go-to book when you want an easy solution for a terrific meal the whole family will love. The directions are simple the results are fantastic. There is always room for substitution for ingredients you may not care for and still get a great dish. Here is where you can get basic recipes to change up and have fun with. This is not only "no-fail" cooking, but, also "no-fear" cooking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cosmic_dog More than 1 year ago
Last summer I bought Food&Wine's 10th Edition of "The Best of the Best," in which they present the best recipes from the year's best cookbooks. I've made 4 out of 5 recipes from "On Top of Spaghetti" and have loved them all. Actually, I've loved each one more than the last; so that after I make the most recent one, I feel that I LOVE this one and merely LIKED the previous ones. My husband and I just ate the leftovers from Linguini with Frenched Green Beans and Parsley Pesto and I loved it so much - for its relatively simple ingredients and preparation and its complexly flavorful results, which is typical of the OTOS philosophy - that I was propelled over to the computer to take advantage of the B&N gift card my mom-in-law sent me for xmas. If you're on the fence about this book, I say buy it! If the four recipes I've made are indicative of the rest, you'll love the book and your friends and family will love you for making them delicious pasta dinners for years to come.