The Encyclopedia of Pasta

The history, geography, and family lore of pasta, collected by an Italian food authority whose researches into the many shapes the blessed foodstuff takes -- from abissini and agnellotti to zagarelle, ziti, and zziridd' -- combines storytelling, scholarship, and recipes into a delicious compendium.

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