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Winner of the International Association of Culinary Association (IACP) Award

The indispensable cookbook for genuine Italian sauces and the traditional pasta shapes that go with them.

Pasta is so universally popular in the United States that it can justifiably be called an American food. This book makes the case for keeping it Italian with recipes for sauces and soups as cooked in Italian homes today. There are authentic versions of such favorites as carbonara, bolognese, marinara, and Alfredo, as well as plenty of unusual but no less traditional sauces, based on roasts, ribs, rabbit, clams, eggplant, arugula, and mushrooms, to name but a few.

Anyone who cooks or eats pasta needs this book. The straightforward recipes are easy enough for the inexperienced, but even professional chefs will grasp the elegance of their simplicity.

Cooking pasta the Italian way means:

  • Keep your eye on the pot, not the clock.
  • Respect tradition, but don’t be a slave to it.
  • Choose a compatible pasta shape for your sauce or soup, but remember they aren’t matched by computer. (And that angel hair goes with broth, not sauce.)
  • Use the best ingredients you can find―and you can find plenty on the Internet.
  • Resist the urge to embellish, add, or substitute. But minor variations usually enhance a dish.
  • How much salt? Don’t ask, taste!

Serving and eating pasta the Italian way means:

  • Use a spoon for soup, not for twirling spaghetti.
  • Learn to twirl; never cut.
  • Never add too much cheese, and often add none at all.
  • Toss the cheese and pasta before adding the sauce.
  • Warm the dishes.Serve pasta alone. The salad comes after.
  • To be perfectly proper, use a plate, not a bowl.

The authors are reluctant to compromise because they know how good well-made pasta can be. But they keep their sense of humor and are sympathetic to all well-intentioned readers.

24 pages of color photographs; black-and-white drawings

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Picking up where the Encyclopedia of Pasta (2009) left off, this manifesto on Italian noodles is meant to provide recipes for home cooks preparing dishes in modern kitchens. While the previous work focused on cataloguing and describing Italian pasta, this book is meant to help those out outside of Italy cook like Italians. With sections on every step of making pasta dishes—e.g., the types of wheat employed, the various forms and how to create them, how to cook the noodles properly, when and how to add sauce, which ingredients to have in the pantry, and which equipment is necessary to get the best results—every aspect of making one of the world''s favorite comfort foods is covered. Of course, no noodle would be complete without the right condimento (anything that goes on a noodle), and this cookbook covers those in great detail as well. From last-minute sauces, made primarily with ingredients one has lying around, to fresh vegetable, herb, and mushroom sauces, selected based on which ingredients are in season; fish and seafood sauces; and meat sauces, you can go months without ever repeating a dish. The book also contains helpful hints, like which sauces taste better when prepared a day before serving and which wines pair well with each dish. (Oct.)

From Booklist

Each author unquestionably expert in the history and culture of pasta, Zanini de Vita and Fant open up the secrets of Italian pasta cookery. The most familiar of Italian dishes and soul of the Italian table, pasta in its many forms holds Americans of all ages in thrall with its versatility and mass appeal. But many Americans freeze up when confronted with an unusual pasta shape or a novel sauce, and they wonder how properly to match the right sauce with the right pasta, fearing they may violate some hallowed tradition. The authors offer a host of sauces to accompany both fresh and dried pastas, and for each they list the pasta shapes to best complement the sauce in perfect harmony. Cooks wanting to achieve their own pasta shapes get complete instructions for handmade egg pasta and plain flour-and-water versions. --Mark Knoblauch

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"Revelation lies between these covers…This book is as much a fascinating lesson in Italian character as it is generous with dishes rarely tasted beyond their home kitchens."
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of American Public Media’s The Splendid Table®

" Sauces & Shapes could well be the book that retires all other pasta books…The table of contents alone reads like the most tantalizing trattoria menu from which you just can’t decide which dish to order."
Danny Meyer, author of Setting the Table

"Zanini De Vita and Fant’s Sauces & Shapes accomplishes the impressive feat of presenting a thoroughly Italian perspective on pasta in a package that all American cooks can use and understand."
Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation and author of Kitchen Sense

"If you like Italian cooking, Sauces & Shapes will become a timeless, cherished companion."
Amanda Hesser, cofounder of Food52 and the author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook

"This book is meant to help those outside of Italy cook like Italians."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Spend a little time with Sauces and Shapes and instead of asking why anyone might need yet another pasta cookbook, you might find yourself wondering why you would keep all those others."
Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Oretta Zanini De Vita was born in Bologna, where she learned the art of pasta making as a child in a local convent school. A respected Italian culinary historian, she has written more than forty books on Italian food and its traditions, including the James Beard Award–winning Encyclopedia of Pasta (2010) and Popes, Peasants, and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio (2013), both translated by Maureen B. Fant. She lives in Rome.

Maureen B. Fant, a native of New York, is a writer and translator who came to live in Rome in 1979 believing that her future lay in classical archaeology. She now writes mostly about Italian food. She is the coauthor of Women’s Life in Greece and Rome and Dictionary of Italian Cuisine, among others. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Gourmet, and other periodicals, and she lectures on the food of Rome and ancient Rome.

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The definitive pasta cookbook made by the Italian nonna herself
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
This is easily the go-to pasta recipe encyclopedia for just about every pasta dish ever. They are the definitive recipes and are as authentic as possible. I wish it went into a little more detail on the technique of making pasta and how to sauce a dish properly, but it is... See more
This is easily the go-to pasta recipe encyclopedia for just about every pasta dish ever. They are the definitive recipes and are as authentic as possible. I wish it went into a little more detail on the technique of making pasta and how to sauce a dish properly, but it is still a wonderful book with great recipes and is probably the best pasta cookbook to come out in the last decade or two. There''s also a wonderful section on how to stock your pantry with good ingredients that is itself worth the price of the book. If you have even a general liking for making pasta at home you should own this book.
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Invaluable Information and understanding of an important part of authentic Italian cuisine.
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2019
The authors provide much more than a bunch of recipes - one gets a real understanding of the source and history of these sauces, invaluable info on pairing them with various pastas and why. In addition, they provide suggestions on how to stock an efficient pantry, what you... See more
The authors provide much more than a bunch of recipes - one gets a real understanding of the source and history of these sauces, invaluable info on pairing them with various pastas and why. In addition, they provide suggestions on how to stock an efficient pantry, what you can change about the recipes given the ingredients you have, and what you shouldn''t change if you want the sauce you serve to your guests to be authentic, i.e what you might eat in a home or trattoria in Italy. This book is very well written and packed with unique information.
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A charming, informative book on eating (and enjoying) pasta
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017
I have appreciated other works by Ms. De Vita, including her monumental Encyclopedia of Pasta, which is a masterful but rather scholarly work. This book is in a rather different spirit, engaging in the popular sense but still educational, and it includes recipes, but also... See more
I have appreciated other works by Ms. De Vita, including her monumental Encyclopedia of Pasta, which is a masterful but rather scholarly work. This book is in a rather different spirit, engaging in the popular sense but still educational, and it includes recipes, but also information on how pasta is to be eaten and enjoyed in America, as closely as possible to how one eats in Italy. Everything from matching sauces, serving order, whether to serve with cheese, and the proper technique to twirl noodles around a fork is discussed in detail.
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The last word on Italian pastas and recipes. FABULOUS
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2021
For $7 you get a hardback book which is the last word that anyone would need to cook Italian pasta and make Sauces. Every detail is discussed at length and I can''t think of another book that goes into such detail. It is a fabulous book highly recommended
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For the Foodie''s Who Love Cooking Italian
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2014
I love cooking Italian sauces but I decided I needed to understand more about the selection of pasta shapes to accompany the sauces. This has become my reference book on the subject of pasta stye selection and it has some good sauce recommendations to go along with the... See more
I love cooking Italian sauces but I decided I needed to understand more about the selection of pasta shapes to accompany the sauces. This has become my reference book on the subject of pasta stye selection and it has some good sauce recommendations to go along with the pasta styles. I have read many books about Italian cooking but his book references sauces that are very different from those I have found in other cook books.
If you are cooking Italian for Italian guests, you will look like a pro if you use this book.
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For anyone who has a real interest in cooking
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2014
This is a book you have to READ not just grab recipes from. I LOVE this book. If you want to learn about Italians'' idea of pasta this it the book for you. It''s not about the shapes or the sauces but a philosophy of flavor that can teach things to be used in anything you... See more
This is a book you have to READ not just grab recipes from. I LOVE this book. If you want to learn about Italians'' idea of pasta this it the book for you. It''s not about the shapes or the sauces but a philosophy of flavor that can teach things to be used in anything you cook. These women have opinions and they state them without being snarky or condescending. I''ve learned a whole new way of thinking about what I cook. Very glad I bought it.
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Need a great from start to finish ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
This book was recommended by Katie Parla and definitely a new hit to my kitchen...it is a great book for beginners and those who love to expand their knowledge on sauces to the pastas that form that marriage. I use to just make a sauce add a pasta...but not every pasta is... See more
This book was recommended by Katie Parla and definitely a new hit to my kitchen...it is a great book for beginners and those who love to expand their knowledge on sauces to the pastas that form that marriage. I use to just make a sauce add a pasta...but not every pasta is cut out for every sauce. This is a go to now for me.
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Authentic regional recipes with well researched wine and pasta shape recommendations
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2020
I’m super picky on what cookbook I buy and I’ve given this one as a gift 4 times. The recipes are authentic as well as the notes on preparation and regional variations. The book has great insight into how Italians cook and eat and I love that each recipe has very specific... See more
I’m super picky on what cookbook I buy and I’ve given this one as a gift 4 times. The recipes are authentic as well as the notes on preparation and regional variations. The book has great insight into how Italians cook and eat and I love that each recipe has very specific wine recommendations and pasta shapes. I trust the authors and have recreated many of the obscure dishes I had while traveling through Italy. 100% recommend this book. My only knock is the cacio e pepe recipe is very pepper heavy so dial that down and never leave out the sardines when she calls for them.
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claire mortimer
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2017
Bought this as a Christmas present for my son and he is delighted with it......he is now making pasta and delicious sauces too!
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Gorgeous and Original Pasta Recipes
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2014
Great easy to follow recipes which give pasta a super new twist. I would recommend this to anyone who loves pasta.
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a good choice for home pasta makers
Reviewed in Canada on April 23, 2014
this book has many amusing anechdotes and bits of historical lore as well as recipes and instructions. Many b&w drawings are clear and easy to understand
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Reviewed in Italy on February 4, 2016
I find this book excellent because is very well written, I love the details in pictures and drawings and above all how the matter is largely explained.
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