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The Glorious Pasta of Italy: A Book Review

December 18, 2011

Many of you might already know how much I love to eat pasta.  I can eat it each day of the week and not tire of it.  Were I to be asked what my last meal would be, pasta would most certainly be in the equation.

So when the good people of Cooks & Books & Recipes gave me the opportunity to have a first look at Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Pasta of Italy, I was very excited indeed.  Though there was no shortage of enticing pasta dishes to choose for my review, ultimately I selected a recipe that I feel represents well much of the dishes I share here: simple, unfussy, satisfying.

Please click here for my guest review at Cooks & Books and Recipes and also to see the recipe for the dish I’ve prepared from Ms. Marchetti’s book, Gemelli with Fresh Herbs and Chopped Olives.  It is a winner!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2011 8:39 PM

    Gorgeous photos, Jean! And after out trip to Italy I think this needs to go on my Christmas list…. stat!!

  2. December 18, 2011 9:04 PM

    This does look like a fabulous pasta recipe and your pictures are beautiful!

  3. December 19, 2011 7:31 AM

    Beautiful – serving it in that Creuset dish adds the perfect rustic, bucolic quality that enhances the experience of a dish like this. You can never have too many olive in a pasta dish in my opinion!

  4. December 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    I alllllmost bought that book the other day! I definitely need to go buy this book ASAP.

  5. December 19, 2011 10:22 PM

    the photos are to die for! What a lovely plate of pasta!

  6. December 20, 2011 10:43 PM

    This sounds like a great book and the recipe with olives would be my pick too! Love olives with a passion!

  7. December 21, 2011 8:40 AM

    Jean: I just did a review on Domenica’s “Rustic Italian” cookbook too…love that book. I’ll definitely check this one out also. I love Italian cooking…we should cook through one of her books together and ask other bloggers if they’d like to join in – kinda like some are doing with Dorie’s books? Let me know..maybe we can put something together for next year and cook/bake our way through Italy?

    Your plate of pasta has made me very hungry at 7:30 in the morning!

    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, Jean! 🙂

    • December 21, 2011 8:44 AM

      Hi Cristina, I love that idea. Yes, let’s discuss at the beginning of the year. 🙂

      Happy Holidays to you and yours, too!! 🙂

  8. December 21, 2011 10:46 AM

    I have this cookbook and love it rustic charms and Italian spirit. GREG

  9. December 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    Aww I got the book and love it. Great pasta dish with olives that you picked. Wanted to mainly drop by and wish you a Happy Holiday season Jean!

  10. December 24, 2011 7:41 AM

    How gorgeous! 🙂 I love simple dishes like this, and olives are the best ever thing in pasta!


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