Pasta Every Day: Make It, Shape It, Sauce It, Eat It
From doughs and shapes to fillings and sauces, this "new essential" (Food & Wine) is the simplest guide to making fresh pasta at home from the creator of Pasta Social Club, full of easier-than-you-think techniques and spectacularly beautiful results.
Pasta just might be the perfect comfort food. Endlessly reinventable, it is a canvas for delicious dreams. And it’s well within your reach to make at home, anytime.
It can be super simple, like pici in butter: a revelation made from scratch with just four ingredients. Or it can be incredibly special: agnolotti stuffed with braised shallots and Grana Padano, each parcel a gleaming little gift.
In Pasta Every Day, Meryl Feinstein has created the world’s easiest-to-follow guide to making pasta doughs, shapes, fillings, and sauces. A celebrated pasta instructor, professional pasta maker, and founder of Pasta Social Club, she has years of experience helping thousands of cooks bring the pleasure of fresh pasta home.
Step-by-step photos and videos (accessible via QR code) illustrate how to make every shape, eliminating the intimidation surrounding this centuries-old craft. And because Meryl knows just what you need to achieve success, she shows how to recover when something goes wrong and how to make your dishes look as good as they taste. Plus, she shares dozens of sauces to take all kinds of pasta to the next level—including the dry stuff from a box. Combinations include:
- Winter Squash & Brown Butter Ravioli
- Cavatelli with Fiery Calabrian Chili Sauce
- Ricotta Gnocchi with Citrus & Pistachio Pesto
- Tagliatelle with "Casual Bolognese"
- Caramelle with Golden Saffron Sauce, and more
With plenty of modern takes on Italian classics, plus gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options, this is pasta for today. Or every day.
About the Author
Meryl Feinstein is a chef, pasta maker, and food writer who left the corporate world in 2018 to graduate top of her class at the Institute of Culinary Education. After working at the renowned Lilia and Misi restaurants in New York City, where she was part of the pasta production team, she founded Pasta Social Club, a platform for sharing a love of food and learning. She now lives in Washington, DC, where she develops recipes and teaches pasta-making workshops. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Food & Wine and Food52, for which she was the website's Resident Pasta Maker. She has been quoted as an expert in pasta making for BBC Travel, La Cucina Italiana, Martha Stewart, New York Magazine, and more.