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Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, and making it by hand is a favorite project for weekend cooks. From rising culinary star and 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef Jenn Louis, this book includes more than 65 recipes for hand-shaped traditional pastas and dumplings, along with deeply satisfying sauces to mix and match. Louis shares her recipes and expertise in hand-forming beloved shapes such as gnocchi, orecchiette, gnudi, and spatzli as well as dozens of other regional pasta specialties appearing for the first time in an English-language cookbook. With photos of finished dishes and step-by-step shaping sequences, this beautiful book is perfect for DIY cooks and lovers of Italian food.

About the Author

Jenn Louis

Jenn is chef/owner of the celebrated Lincoln restaurant in Portland, Oregon. A Food & Wine Best New Chef and a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Northwest, Louis' culinary career spans nearly two decades. Her first cookbook, Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Small Pasta Shapes and Dumplings (Chronicle) was a finalist for the 2016 IACP Award for Best Single Subject Cookbook, and her second, The Book Of Greens (Ten Speed Press) will publish in the spring of 2017 as an encyclopedic guide to the world of greens. When not in the kitchen, Louis can be found traveling the globe, teaching cooking classes, playing the drums or spending time with her two cats.

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