A food for all occasions, pasta's huge variety of shapes, textures and flavours makes it the perfect basis for all kinds of meals, from sophisticated dinner parties to simple suppers at home. In this fully revised edition, Antonio Carluccio once again shares with you his Passion for Pasta, providing innovative and exciting recipes for soups, main courses, salads and even desserts to promote this staple ingredient of traditional Italian cookery to the rank of haute cuisine. The cookbook contains 100 delicious pasta recipes: from Egg in Raviolo with White Truffles, Oriecchiette with Lamb Ragout, Pappardelle with Quail Sauce, through to the unusual Chocolate Pasta Sauce. Forget the blasphemy of bottled sauces, ready-made pasta dishes and pre-packed Parmesan cheese. Instead, seek inspiration from the palette of delicious Italian ingredients Parma ham, mozzarella, radicchio, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms and truffles combined with originality and genius in Antonio Carluccio's pasta masterpieces.