I'm a mom-of-two-little-boys-chef. We make a lot of homemade food (vs processed), but pasta is something I've never tried. It's a little daunting. I feel like I don't have the right tools. I've made dumplings and spaetzle - which are pretty elementary to fresh pasta, baked sheet pasta, stuffed pasta, and risotto.
Mastering Pasta is a great resource for new and mature chefs. The basic concept and instructions are given in each section before more the refined recipes. The pictures are phenomenal, of the pasta and other scenery - this could even be a coffee table book.
There's always a few things to point out that I would change (personal preferences). The pictures are great - but there are not captions for them. I would love to know where the scenery pictures were taken. I am also a simple (cheap) cook - I will not make most of the recipes in the book but will stick to the basic pasta, risotto, and 'stocks, sauces, and other basics' sections.
As always, thank you Blogging for Books - I will be a reviewer as long as you let me!
Movies have ratings. Some TV shows have ratings or warnings. CDs have warnings. Why can't book have ratings?
My family and I don't watch R rated movies. I don't appreciate the swearing or the unnecessary content. Call me old fashioned, but it's just vulgar and shows immaturity. I made it to page 18 of "The Girl in the Road" and have to put it down. I can deal with some swearing, but there are a number of F-bombs and the main character was talking about having casual sex with a man. I also think the main character may have been in a lesbian relationship (?), which I don't believe in (I love the people, not the choice). I can't continue even though the book seems to have a good story line and I want to see what would happen next!
I don't recommend this book. There are SO many books out there - my advice is to keep searching for another that uses imagination and creativity in their plot and vocabulary instead of sex and swearing. Thanks Blogging for Books - I'll keep reading and reviewing!
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