Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta

Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta

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Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and making it by hand is a favorite project for weekend cooks. From rising culinary star and 2012 Food&Wine Best New Chef Jenn Louis, this book includes more than 65 recipes for hand-shaped traditional pastas and dumplings, along with deeply satisfying sauces to mix and match. Louis shares her recipes and expertise in hand-forming beloved shapes such as gnocchi, orecchiette, gnudi, and spatzli as well as dozens of other regional pasta specialties appearing for the first time in an English-language cookbook. With photos of finished dishes and step-by-step shaping sequences, this beautiful book is perfect for DIY cooks and lovers of Italian food.

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ISBN-13: 9781452130576
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 821,650
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Jenn Louis is chef and co-owner of Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Oregon. She appeared on Top Chef Masters and was named one of 2012's Best New Chefs by Food&Wine.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Introduction 11

The Basics 15

Dumplings 24


Malloreddus 26

Ciciones 28


Semolina Cavatelli 32

Ricotta Cavatelli 34


Orecchiette 36

Orecchiette with Turnip Greens, Anchovies, and Garlic 38


Gnocchi alla Sorrentina 39

Dunderi 41


Winter Squash Cavatelli 42


Pasta Grattugiata 43

Gnocchi alla Romana 47

Semolina Frascarelli 48

Frasearelli 50

Gnocchi Ricci, Single Dough Method 51

Gnocchi Ricci, Double Dough Method 54

Cecamariti 56


Cazzellitti 59

Saffron and Potato Gnocchi with Garlic, Ricotta, and Butter Sauce 62


Farro Gnocchi 66

Gnocchi al Sagrantino 68

Gnocchi alia Collescipolana 70


Sorcetti 72


Strozzapreti 74

Ricotta Gnocchetti 77

Potato Gnocchi 78

Wild Nettle Gnocchi 82

Pinci 86

Rustic Malfatti 89

Formed Malfatti 90

Classic Gnudi 92

Zucchini Gnudi 93

Baked Gnudi 94

Donzelline 95


Gnocchi with Egg and Ricotta 96

Potato Gnocchi with Parmigiano-Reggiano 935

La Stoppa's Chicche della Nonna 100

Chicche Verdi del Nonno 103

Pisarei e Faso 195

Passatelli 109

Royale Bolognese 110

Crescentina 115


Menietti in Vegetable Soup 116

Sugeli with Potatoes and Garlic 118

Chickpea Gnocchetti 120

Trofie with Wheat Bran 121

Semolina Trofie 123

Potato Trofie 124


Donderets 126

Bietole (Chard) Gnocchi 128

Gnocchi Ossolani 130

Gnocchi alla Bismark 132

Beet and Ricotta Gnocchi 135

Beet and Potato Gnocchi 138

Potato and Sculpit Gnocchi 140


Chestnut Gnocchi 142


Gnocchi Vicenza 147

[Valle D'Aosta]

Gnocchi alla Valdostana 148

Gnocchi alla Bava 150

[Trentino-Alto Adige]

Traditional Spätzli 151

Spinach Spätzli 152

Beet Spätzli 153

Spätzli with Sage and Speck 154

Gnocchi di Ciadin 157

Buckwheat and Ricotta Gnocchi 158

Gnocchi with Dried Nettles 159

Strangolapreti 160

Strangolapreti with Bread Crumbs 162

Canederli 164

Chestnut-Porcini Canederli 167

[Friuli-Venezia Giulia]

Squash Gnocchi 168

Sauces 170

Pesto 172

Tomato Sauce 175

Guanciale, Tomato, and Red Onion Sauce 176

Brown Butter with Sage 178

Fonduta 179

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce 180

Liver, Pancetta, and Porcini Ragù 181

Rabbit Ragù 182

Lamb Ragù 184

Beef Ragù 186

Larder 188

Chicken Stock 189

Homemade Ricotta 190

Squash Puree 191

Glossary 192

Index 196

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