This is the definitive guide to choosing, making and cooking your own pasta, with over 350 step-by-step recipes and over 1500 fabulous photographs. It offers all you need to know about the world's favourite ingredient. It includes every kind of pasta and noodle, with over 350 classic and original recipes. There is an identification guide that contains a huge range of dried and fresh pasta types and shapes, as well as the primary pasta sauce ingredients and pasta-making equipment. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the secrets of cooking and serving pasta, and include illustrated techniques for easy home-made pasta, from cutting shapes and noodles to making flavoured and coloured variations. This title includes a comprehensive identification guide that contains close-up photographs of the huge range of dried and fresh pasta types, including long, short and flat varieties; shapes for soup and stuffing; and, unusual designer shapes. Each is accompanied by information on its origins, the various forms and names, and traditional sauces. The illustrated techniques section guides you through the secrets of making, cooking and serving pasta and includes on making your own pasta. There are useful tips on how to eat it, matching shapes to sauces, and which wines to choose. In this title, an enticing recipe collection presents favourite classic recipes, regional specialities and contemporary ideas, and there are recipes for every kind of pasta dish.