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Simple, Elegant Pasta Dinners

75 Dishes with Inspired Sauces

Nikki Marie


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Luxurious Dinners that are Deceptively Easy to Pull Together

Nikki Marie, blogger behind Chasing the Seasons, transforms everyone’s go-to pantry staple by using heirloom Italian methods to create complex flavors at home. Creative combinations like French Onion Penne, Red Wine Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Spinach and Avocado Linguine are ready faster than your go-to spaghetti and meatballs. It’s easy to delight your weekend guests with Fresh Pumpkin Pappardelle with Browned Rosemary Butter or Fresh Chestnut Pasta with Sausage.

Pasta is the perfect base for everything the seasons have to offer; use flavorful produce, tender meats and fresh seafood to make every pasta into a complete meal. Discover how versatile pasta can be, with options for light lunches, inspiration for leftovers and more. Sophisticated enough to impress at a dinner party and easy enough to throw together for a quick, satisfying family dinner, these dishes make pasta night more delicious than ever.

Praise For Simple, Elegant Pasta Dinners: 75 Dishes with Inspired Sauces

“This excellent collection will inspire readers to create memorable, inventive pasta dishes.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“These recipes will give you that moment before the first bite when the food looks so good, smells delicious and everything else around you is ok!”
—Gabriele Corcos, New York Times bestselling author, James Beard Award recipient and creator and host of Extra Virgin

“Nikki’s recipes are easy to approach, her stories are engaging and her pictures will inspire. Each season offers exciting recipes that will warm your heart and soul.”
—Eric LeVine, chef, Food Network’s Chopped champion and author of Burgers, Bowls, Jars

“Captivating and charming, this book is a true celebration of cooking from the heart with fresh, seasonal ingredients that matter. Nikki beautifully illustrates how to elevate pasta in creative yet approachable ways.”
—Natalie Lewis, celebrity private chef and food stylist at Fish.Eye Design

“What a wonderful way to show how seasonal, local produce can be paired with pasta in delicious ways.”
—Douglas H. Fisher, Secretary of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture

"I was brought back to my grandmother's kitchen and a simpler time as I began reading . . . an absolute must-have for the aspiring home cook.”
—Bill Van Pelt, award-winning chef and restaurateur

“Each dish is filled with bright color and varying texture, making one's taste buds come alive with each bite. This is a cookbook I'll be buying for everyone I know!”
—Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Secret of Clouds

Page Street Publishing, 9781624148651, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

About the Author

Nikki Marie is the creator of the blog Chasing the Seasons. Her recipes and food photography have been nominated for a Saveur Blog Award and recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh Love campaign. She lives in Hackettstown, New Jersey.