Flour + Water: Pasta – Thomas McNaughton – Ten Speed Press – Published 30 September 2014


Flour + Water is the ultimate guide to pasta. The book includes beautiful photography, helpful tips and tricks of the professional pasta-making trade. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction to the history of the famed restaurant Flour + Water and the people instrumental in its foundation. These anecdotes are insightful, funny and interesting. What follows is an equally comprehensive initiation into the details of pasta, including basic ingredients and techniques for making a range of pasta doughs and cooking pasta. The rest of the book is devoted to pasta recipes, broken into seasons. This reflects the Flour + Water emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Each recipe is accompanied with an introduction, list of ingredients, list of equipment, serving quantity, store-bought options, detailed instructions and photographs of the finished product and step-by-step images of pasta-making techniques. The book also includes recipes for sauces and stocks, as well as additional anecdotes and information on food processing and preserving techniques.

This is a beautiful and practical guide to pasta making. But be warned, this book is going to make you seriously hungry and madly craving pasta.

The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Non-fiction. Cooking. Pasta