Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thirty Minute Pasta by Giuliano Hazan

Italy! Pasta! Two words that conjure up passion in everyone! A country that has touched the world with its cuisine has now inspired a new volume of pasta recipes that are destined to become as revered as the sparkling blue Amalfi coastline and the Tuscan hills. World renowned master Italian Chef, author, and cooking school teacher, Giuliano Hazan has once again taken us on journey of the Italian palate.

In his new book THIRTY MINUTE PASTA: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; September 2009; 176 pages/Hardcover with jacket; $27.50; ISBN: 978-1-58479-807-1), due out this fall, the award-winning Giuliano has perfected a collection of sumptuous pasta dishes, all prepared in 30 minutes. With Giuliano’s guidance anyone can create an inspired Italian meal without spending hours in the kitchen. And Giuliano’s repertoire — hearty pasta soups, fresh-from-the-greenmarket vegetarian dishes, and meat and seafood sauces — will let home cooks everywhere bring healthy, hunger-satisfying pasta meals back to the table.

Beautifully illustrated with 40 full-color photographs, the recipes in THIRTY MINUTE PASTA will have you feeling as if you’re you’ve discovered your own village café right in your own kitchen. Enjoy recipes such as Linguine with Fish Ragu, Tagliatelle with Prosciutto, Spaghetti Carbonara, Fettucini with a Savory Veal Sauce, Linguine with a Pink Shrimp Sauce, Penne with Leeks, Zucchini, and Peppers, Fusilli with Yellow Squash and Grape Tomatoes, and the classic Fettuccini Alfredo all in 30 minutes!

Giuliano Hazan, son of famed Italian cookbook writers Marcella and Victor Hazan, runs a cooking school in Verona with his wife. Winner of the 2007 IACP award for Cooking Teacher of the Year in 2007, he is also a contributor to Cooking Light magazine, a fre quent guest on the Today show, and author of three books: The Classic Pasta Cookbook (1993), which sold over half a million copies worldwide, Every Night Italian (2000), and How to Cook Italian (2005).

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