Top positive review
Mostly Gnocchi, Overall Good Buy
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
I received this as a Christmas gift and was very excited to flip through it. I really enjoy cooking and I particularly love cooking (and eating) pasta, so there's no mystery as to why my fiancé felt this was a good gift for me. He purchased it specifically because we do not own any pasta-making tools and are not settled down enough to purchase any at this time, so it was perfect that all the recipes are for pasta that you make by hand.
Most of the recipes, however, are for gnocchi. This book should really be called, "Gnocchi By Hand." I typically enjoy noodlier pasta like linguine, fettuccine, etc. However, I have never tried gnocchi and I realize noodles require the above mentioned tools that we do not own, so I will give these a shot. I do enjoy trying new things and the recipes look great.
At first glance the recipes seem very simple. I couldn't believe how few ingredients were needed for some! Then I read more closely and realized that on each page is only the recipe for the pasta itself and not the entire recipe included in each title. At the end of each pasta recipe it lists sauces that would pair well with each and references a page number in the back of the book with the recipes for the sauces. They are still relatively simple, just a little misleading at first glance.
Overall I am very excited to try these recipes and see how it translates in the kitchen. It's clear that the author did a substantial amount of research.