Did you know only a small part of the Italian population cooks on Sundays? And did you know that being invited to a wedding party has a price ? Did you know that in Italian cuisine one never uses dried basil or dried parsley and that garlic is taken out before serving ? Did you know that the author of this cookbook gained 6 pounds in three months because every day her Italian colleagues bring along something delicious they think others should taste too?!These are all expressions of the Italian food culture in which the author has been submerged for the last 25 years.
Since she was a student she has been observing the Italians and their attitude towards food, and by doing so she learned how to cook Italian and in what circumstances Italians like to eat!This book is more than just a course in Italian pasta cooking for beginners- it is also a fun read about present-day Italian culture, and the more you know about the Italians, the better you will learn how to cook like them !Soon you will be able to prepare classic dishes like pasta with fresh pesto or bolognese sauce while you will also learn how to invent new recipes the Italian way.Yumm-issimo Pasta wants to explain how to prepare Italian food well if you live outside Italy and you dont know which ingredients to use.
It is also very usefull if you are crossing Italy on your own and you would like to do some Italian cooking on the road during your stay. The book includes a special explanation of the most important traditional Italian ingredients and it nominates the best Italian food brands available on the international market.Every group of pasta recipes starts with a entertaining article about the Italians and their never ending research for good food. It will make you understand better why the Italians behave the way they do when it comes to eating and cooking food, which is the reason why Italian food is so Yummy !.