The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces

The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces

Hardback Square Peg Cookery Classics

By (author) Diane Seed

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  • Publisher: SQUARE PEG
  • Format: Hardback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 198mm x 20mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224095323
  • ISBN 13: 9780224095327
  • Illustrations note: 50 b/w line drawings
  • Sales rank: 108,343

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The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces is a classic Italian cook book that has sold over a million copies and been translated into 12 languages. For this charming addition Diane Seed has fully revised the recipes, with several delicious and easy recipes. With flavours bursting from the simplest ingredients, authentic Italian pasta dishes can make home cooking truly sensational. The scent of torn basil leaves; the sizzle of pan-fried prawns; the sight of an olive-studded spaghetti alla puttanesca: pasta sauces invigorate all the senses. In this definitive collection, Diane Seed shares the one hundred best sauce recipes she has encountered in 40 years of living, eating and cooking in Italy. Infinitely varied, it includes specialities from regions across Italy and classic recipes we've come to love that are both delicious and economical, plus a few extra-special dishes that are perfect for occasions. Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces is an indispensible selection that is as wide-ranging as Italian culture itself. Trusted by cooks for over 25 years, its sensational yet simple recipes are an essential ingredient in every kitchen.

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Diane Seed has lived in Rome for 30 years and has built up an international reputation for her unrivalled knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. Her first cook book, Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces, sold over a million copies and was translated into 12 languages. Diane runs her cookery school, Italian Gourmey, in Rome, writes for various magazines and travels the world giving lectures, lessons and demonstrations. She worked frequently for the International Olive Oil Council, and for eight years as the Italian food consultant for Marks and Spencer in the UK.

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"I bought my copy of this book more years ago than I can count ... I remain loyal to this trusted volume, and am so happy to see a reissue which makes the title available to those who missed it in its original edition" Nigella.com "Diane Seed is one of the few foreigners to take Italian food to her heart. She has a very big knowledge of it and in this she has written about pasta sauces thoroughly" Antonio Carluccio "To talk of pasta, the essence of the family, is like telling the story of the people and Seed, with her sensitivity for the food and for Italian culture, is one of its great interpreters" Alfonso Iaccarino, 2-Michelin-starred chef and owner, Ristorante Don Alfonso