Pasta is one of the most adaptable ingredients in a cook's repertoire, and one of the most loved. This book is packed with easy recipes for all occasions - weekday suppers, a quick meal for one or two, or a large gathering of friends and family. Whatever the pasta shape - agnolotti or penne, spaghetti or vermicelli, gnocchi or cannelloni - there's a flavour-packed sauce to suit. There are soups and salads, too, and everything from light and summery dishes to hearty, beat-the-cold ones. Master making your own pasta from scratch with the easy-to-follow instructions, or learn the best way to cook fresh or dried pasta shapes. Key Sales Points - 125 recipes, including classic favourites and contemporary flavours. - Includes soups and salads, comforting baked dishes and imaginative ideas for speedy meals. - A guide to pasta shapes: what to buy; how to store; and which types work best in which dishes. - How to make and cook your own fresh pasta, and the best way to cook dried varieties.