The Glorious Pasta of Italy: A Book Review

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!

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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! 🙂

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

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

  11. Looks like a little too much oil, but it also makes food look better: D


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