Super Simple Homemade Pasta

Make Spaghetti, Penne, Linguini, Bucatini, Tagliatelle, Ravioli, and More in Your Own Home Kitchen

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Pub Date 19 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2022

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Making pasta at home is easy, fun, and satisfyingly delicious with this easy-to-follow, photo-illustrated guide

Even if you have no experience at all, you can make Italian pasta like a professional chef in your own home kitchen with the Super Simple Handmade Pasta cookbook, adapted from the best-selling Making Artisan Pasta by James Beard Award–winning author Aliza Green. Perfect for the beginning cook, this book walks you through selecting ingredients and tools, how to use a pasta machine, and shaping, filling, and flavoring pasta—plus how to cook it perfectly and serving ideas. There is nothing complicated in these recipes—only delicious results!

Perfect the classic egg semolina pasta and also learn how to make all sorts of flavored pastas, from the more common tomato spinach pastas to shaped noodles flavored with herbs and spices including basil, chives, pepper, or saffron. Also explore unexpected flavors like beet and sweet potato and even chocolate, all made by hand.

Super Simple Homemade Pasta features:

Recipes for pasta doughs—Make your own pasta doughs with classic ingredients including buckwheat and whole wheat flour, roasted red pepper, spinach, squash, mushroom, chocolate, and more. Step-by-step photo instructions—Following the simple, clear instructions, learn to use a pasta sheeter, an extruder, and a cavatelli maker as well as roll, cut, shape, and stuff dough for gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni, pappardelle, tagliatelle, ravioli, and dozens of other types of classic Italian pasta. Helpful tips—Expert advice and serving suggestions will ensure pasta so beautiful and delicious your family and guests will be clamoring for more.
No need to serve dry, boxed, or frozen pasta again once you’ve easily mastered the recipes in Super Simple Homemade Pasta.

Making pasta at home is easy, fun, and satisfyingly delicious with this easy-to-follow, photo-illustrated guide

Even if you have no experience at all, you can make Italian pasta like a professional...

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I absolutely adored this book. It's very well written, almost encyclopaedic in the detail. There are lots of photos making the recipes and techniques easy to follow. There's plenty of information regarding the history of pasta making and the evolution of the different types, shapes and preferred methods of preparation. It's a triumph of a book. A well deserved 5 star score.

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Pasta lovers will want to pick up Aliza Green’s cookbook, Super Simple Homemade Pasta: Make Spaghetti, Penne, Linguini, Bucatini, Tagliatelle, Ravioli, and More in Your Own Home Kitchen . Although there is good pasta available in grocery stores, there is something special about pasta made fresh at home. There are dozens of cookbooks available on making homemade pasta, but this excellent cookbook takes pasta making to a higher realm. It includes pasta made with different flours, flavored pasta, and dumplings. There are instructions for mixing pasta dough by hand, using a mixer, and using a food processor. The dough can be rolled out by hand, as well as with a pasta machine or extruder, and Green includes instructions to make it easy.

There are sections on pasta making tools to make all of your favorite shapes, as well as your favorite stuffed pastas. The instructions are step-by-step so they are easy to follow. There are a few recipes for classics such as lasagna (very different than what is served in many US homes) and Cannelloni, as well as a few good sauces. The focus of the cookbook, however, is on making the actual pasta. Green presents dozens of shapes, many that are not so well-known. There are also beautiful photographs of the different pastas and each step while making them.

Reading this cookbook, and finding that everyone can make excellent pasta at home will inspire pasta lovers everywhere to make something new almost every day. There are enough recipes to keep cooks busy for months or longer, and families and friends happy. This book is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to hone their pasta making skills. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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An amazing guide to making home made pasta. While I have tried other recipe books in an attempt to make my own pasta at home, Aliza Green explains the pros and cons of various wheat flours, and the importance of proper hydration. Step by step instructions, along with generous photos, really make the process look easier than other pasta making books. She also includes a number of recipes for flavored pastas, such as spinach and asparagus, and also stuffed pasta and various gnocchis. Looking forward to trying out many of these recipes.

My thanks to New Show Press and to Netgalley for providing a copy of this fabulous cookbook.

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This book teaches how to make pasta. It talks about the ingredients. some basic pasta dough recipes (by hand, stand mixer or food processor), and how to add flavor to the pasta dough. There are also recipes for: dumplings, gnocchi, ravioli, lasagna, stuffed pasta and a lot more. I love the step-by-step photos! I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

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I really love this collection of recipe books from Quarto Publishing, so when I saw they had another offering, I jumped at the chance to review. I have made fresh pasta exactly once in my life, in a class, which inspired me to buy a pasta roller that I never ended up using. I was hoping this recipe book would help to persuade me to finally pull it out of storage.

This book is pretty comprehensive on the "how to" of making pastas, all kinds of pastas, from sheet pasta and cut pasta to hand rolled and filled. The book explains the different flours used in pasta making and which pastas they're best for. I'm a very visual person, and I love that there are pictures that accompany the step-by-step instructions, both for the dough techniques in the beginning and continuing in the recipes.

Most of the recipes included are for how to make the pastas themselves, including different ways to flavor the dough. There are a handful of meal recipes where the pasta is used, like lasagna, ravioli filling, and tortellini. There are also suggestions on what to do with each pasta and recipes for sauces.

This book should be a staple to have and is great for those wanting to know how to make specific pastas, but if you're looking for specific recipes to use these pastas for, you'll want an additional book.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry and NetGalley for allowing me to view an early copy. Opinions are my own.

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The book really catered to the newer pasta maker. It begins with an explanation of dough types, rolling techniques, cooking times/textures and grains. The recipes are easy to understand with detailed step-by-step photographs (as a visual learner, this is a big plus for me!) If you are at all interested in dabbling in homemade pasta, this is a great introductory book to help you perfect your basics and load your recipe arsenal.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group — Quarry for the digital ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a handy reference book for people wanting to make their own pasta. The book starts with a history of the ingredients and differences between types of flour and eggs. The step-by-step instructions for creating pasta dough in several ways (by hand, with a mixer, or with a food processor) include several tips and photographs of each step.

Many recipes use a standard pasta dough, but there are alternative doughs using more uncommon flours like rye, buckwheat, and semolina. There are several flavored pasta doughs as well that incorporate vegetables like asparagus, squash, mushrooms, or beets, among others. Recipes for three classic Italian sauces (rose, lamb, and brown butter and sage) are provided but you might be looking for a basic tomato sauce or Alfredo.

Techniques for creating the pasta and recipes are given for each shape, but alternatives are usually not given. For example, the recipe for tortellini uses prosciutto and a vegetarian option is not given. In this case, you would need to find an alternative filling elsewhere or skip this pasta shape.

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This is one of the best how to make homemade pasta cookbooks I have ever had. I have always made the easy plain pasta recipe, not anymore. I found simple understandable recipes for flavoring pasta, (my new easy to make favorite is the roasted red pepper pasta), gnocchi, dumplings, ravioli and more. All with step by step pictures. Those fillings are so easy to make for the ravioli too. Who knew.

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Well-known Philadelphia chef, Aliza Green, has written a superb book on making your own pasta. She shows you step-by-step how to make delicious spaghetti, penne, linguini, and less well-known shapes of bucatini and tagliatelle. There is also a section on filled pastas, such as ravioli and dumplings.
Although there are many cookbooks available on making homemade pasta, Green's cookbook explains they "why" and "how" of the pasta-making process. She explains what different flours contribute to the recipe and even what the water contributes. The author describes different pasta-making methods and illustrates them using both modern and vintage tools. Recipes are provided in both cups and grams and Green provides instructions for mixing pasta dough by hand, using a mixer, and using a food processor. Beautiful photographs illustrate the different pastas and the steps to making them. The author provides recipes for some pasta dishes, but the focus is on making the pasta itself. Green also includes a reference to Fante's Kitchen Shop, a locally owned - and much loved - kitchen store in Philadelphia's Italian Market.
If you don't have an Italian grandmother to teach you, this book is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to learn how to make homemade pasta. The information provided is clear enough for a beginner to get started and there is enough variety in the recipes to keep cooks busy for months! Five stars!
Thank you NetGalley and the Publisher for an ARC copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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The book starts with three chapters on Pasta Basics: Ingredients, Making Pasta with Wheat and Other Flours, and Flavoring Pasta Dough (the latter two include recipes). The second section is Pasta Recipes: Dumplings, Pasta Sheets, Making Cut Pasta, Specialty Hand-Formed Pasta, and Stuffed Pasta. There are a handful of sauce recipes tucked in.
The book covers tools, methods, tons of background info, a glossary, and a resource list.
This is a great book for those interested in making homemade pasta. Nothing seems unapproachable, but there is a lot of info in here and a variety of recipes.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a fabulous book - I think it covers every form of pasta imaginable. It takes me back a long way to when I helped my grandmother and later my father to hand make Italian pasta, no machines in those days, everything was rolled out and I remember the table filled with pasta drying out ready for use.
This book is very well illustrated and procedures easily understood,. with lots of variation in the type of pasta. I have always love the black squid ink pasta and I was pleased to see it in this book. There are many flavored pasta, gnocchi , filled ravioli, and hand shaped varieties. There are, of course recipes on how to incorporate these pasta gems into a meal, and sauce recipes as well.
This is going to be my go to book in future.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a beautiful guide to making pasta!

There are recipes, pictures, and helpful instructions for a variety of pastas. There's information on choosing your ingredients, mixing your dough, and variations for different kinds of pasta. There's a lot of information packed into this book! The recipes are in both cups and grams and the pictures are very helpful.

This is a great guide to making your own pasta at home.

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What a wonderful cover and a great gift idea for the pasta lover in your family. The book uses basic ingredients and pasta tools to crank out some incredible looking recipes. Every pasta you can think of and a ton more that you’ve probably never heard of but could definitely try. Homemade never looked so easy!

I received a complimentary copy to look at and voluntarily left this opinion. I loved it!

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This book is A-mazing. No experience required, just a love of pasta. This cookbook was created by the James Beard Award winning author Aliza Green. Aliza Green is well known in my neck of the woods as being one of the first women chefs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement.

Through Super Simple, Green will take you through all of the steps to create homemade pasta including choosing ingredients and instructions on using pasta makers/machines. The most interesting chapters relay instructions on flavoring your pasta! The most common styles and types of pasta are offered as well as unusual and unique (such as chocolate! and sweet potato!) utilizing special spices and methods.

Green includes all styles of pasta including cavatelli and tagliatelle and gnocchi. Of course some styles require extra tools but Chef Green walks you through all of the steps.

If you love Italian food, pasta restaurants and hot filling dinners, then Super Simple Homemade Pasta if you you! I highly recommend this book to any pasta lover. Once you have made and cooked your own you will never eat store bought again!
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One of the best step-by-step instructions for making homemade pasta that I've found! The photos are incredibly helpful, as they lay it out in each step. The recipes are simple, clean, and cover a broad range of pasta types. I will now be scouring shops for the tools used in this book! I loved it and can't wait to get started.

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4-4.5 Stars! Wow! Who knew there was so much to consider when making homemade pasta. If you love pasta and want to make it yourself, from scratch, this is a really great book for you. I learned so much from this book, possibly even a little too much, if that’s possible? The recipes all look delicious and the pictures are mouth watering! Highly recommend this for any pasta making beginners.
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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Love this book! I can't wait to make all these different types of pasta!

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There's something truly reassuring about learning that the author of a book so deeply rooted in a country's national foodstuff has spent years learning their language solely to improve their cooking. Green did just that and her passion for pasta making, cooking and eating are profoundly evident in her book.

Throughout, Legato's numerous full-colour photographs, alongside the instructions, make following these recipes easy. Green details not only that something works but why, explaining the variation that can be found through different ingredients but also quantities and treatment of each.

From an English viewpoint, it's appreciated that many of the measurements are also given in grams or appropriate conversions. It's also helpful that so many bits of advice are interspersed in this book, such as how to maintain a pasta sheeter (p77).

Ultimately, this book is fun, encouraging exploration and experimentation of ingredients and methods to discover what suits an individual's taste or preference. The emphasis is on being creative and making a statement; learn from tradition but never be afraid to build from it (p48-9).

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I love the variety of recipes available in this book. The recipes are easy to follow and are not too hard to make

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I make pasta about once a month so I was eager give this cookbook a try. The types of various flours are explained, and so are the types
of eggs and the importance of controlling the humidity. Instructions are given for both hand rolling and machine rolling—I use a machine roller and a mixer.

This is a very readable
book—with colorpictures, clear instructions, and helpful inserts with extra details—and I had to read it on my phone. Step by step instructions with many photos make it easy to understand and the amounts are given in imperial and metric. In addition to the basics, there are several recipes for flavored and filled pastas. Between the high quality pictures and the easy to follow recipes, this is now my go to for pasta.

I received an arc from NetGalley

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For all the Pasta Friends
Author, consultant, and chef Aliza Green presents her book "Super Simple Homemade Pasta. Make Spaghetti, Penne, Linguini, Bucatini, Tagliatelle, Ravioli, and More in Your Own Home Kitchen", published by Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry (New Shoe Press). The book is divided into two parts: 1) The Basics (ingredients, making the dough, flavoring the dough, and 2) The Pasta. Green states: "Making your own pasta is a satisfying way to work with your hands to create something beautiful and delicious from ingredients that you choose. Handmade artisan pasta (especially hand-stretched dough) is full of character: silky, chewy texture; full, fresh flavor; and pure, bright color. You can roll the dough to any thickness and cut it in any shape. For stuffed pasta, you can create your own fillings from top-quality ingredients, without preservatives—local and seasonal if you desire—and seasoned to your taste" (p. 10). Furthermore she says: "Making Artisan Pasta is about the satisfying pleasure of working with your hands, using simple tools and a wooden table to create traditional and creative flavors and shapes of fresh artisan pasta to share with family and friends. My wish is that you have a lot of fun learning these techniques and enjoy for many years the visceral and sensuous pleasures of artisan pasta making" (p. 11).
Having learned how to make simple pasta many years ago I was impressed by this book with its marvelous photos, recipes, and instructions, but also about the boxes with information (e.g., "protein percentage of flour", "grinding whole grains for flour", "rolling pasta with wood", or "pasta cooking tips") and the notes. The book also includes a glossary, a list with resources, and an index. Green mentions that she specifically included the weights in US and metric measurements and also offers the possibility to contact her. I highly recommend this book for all who are interested in making their own pasta, may they be beginners or may they be those who have already experience but need new inspiration.
The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Great book, a real education about pasta. Loved the sections on different shapes and how to make them.

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