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Thirty Minute Pasta: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes by Giuliano Hazan, includes Italian pasta recipes like Tagliatelle with Chickpeas Tagliatelle coi Ceci; Farfalle with Peas and Lettuce Farfalle ai Piselli e Lattuga; and Penne with Asparagus and Prosciutto Penne agli Asparagi e Prosciutto.

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Thirty Minute Pasta:
100 Quick and Easy Recipes

by Giuliano Hazan

Thirty Minute Pasta
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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 chef, author, and cooking teacher, Giuliano Hazan takes us on yet another journey of the Italian palate.

In his new book Thirty Minute Pasta: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes, the award-winning Giuliano has perfected a collection of sumptuous pasta dishes, all prepared in 30 minutes.

"In our increasingly busy lives, there seems to be less and less time to cook, yet more and more people are realizing the importance of eating at home, both as a way to strengthen family bonds and as a healthier, more economical alternative to dining out," says Giuliano. "Taking the time to prepare a home-cooked meal may seem like a lot of work, but many of the pasta sauces I prepare at home do not take much longer than boiling the water and cooking the pasta."

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, 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've discovered a village cafe right in your own kitchen. Enjoy recipes such as Linguine with Fish Ragu, Tagliatelle with Prosciutto, Spaghetti Carbonara, Fettucine 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 Fettuccine Alfredo—all in 30 minutes!

Giuliano Hazan and Thirty Minute Pasta bring Italy to home kitchens everywhere. Savor a simply gourmet Italian pasta meal any night of the week and toast to easy, healthy, quick and delicious food.

About the Author

Giuliano Hazan is a frequent guest on The Today Show, and regular contributor to Cooking Light magazine. He is the author of The Classic Pasta Cookbook (which sold over half a million copies worldwide), Every Night Italian, and How to Cook Italian. Hazan's main residence is in Sarasota, Florida.

See Meet Giuliano Hazan for an extended biography, and links to interviews with the entire Hazan family.


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