Simple Pasta Cookbook Review

Simple Pasta Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
May 15, 2023

Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy. Life Made Better.

Are you a pasta lover looking to expand your culinary repertoire? Look no further than Simple Pasta Cookbook, a mouth-watering cookbook by Odette Williams.

With over 50 easy-to-follow recipes, this book will take you on a delicious journey through the world of pasta, from classic Italian favorites to inventive new creations.

Odette's cooking approach is simple and elegant, making her recipes accessible to cooks of all skill levels. She shares her culinary secrets with clear and concise instructions that will help even novice chefs create stunning pasta dishes that are sure to impress.

In this review, we'll take a closer look at Simple Pasta and explore what makes it a must-have addition (spoiler alert) to any home cook's bookshelf

Simple Pasta Cookbook

A Gorgeous Collection of Simple, Tasty Pasta Recipes

In Simple Pasta, Odette makes homemade pasta easy, fun, and delicious. With just three base doughs, there are endless possibilities for creating memorable, transporting meals with friends and family.

Of course, if you prefer (or need the convenience of) store-bought pasta, that's also an option. Discover new favorite and beloved classics, like Beet and Carrot Agnolotti with Sage-Hazelnut Butter, Creamy Wild Mushroom Gnocchi, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, and Beef Short Rib Ragù and Pappardelle.

The book includes side dishes, drinks, mains, and dessert recipes, helping anyone recreate the laid-back elegance of la dolce vita at home. Seasonal menus showcase produce at its prime, creating pasta dishes that are singular and memorable. In Simple Pasta, Odette welcomes you to experience the everyday joy of pasta with the people you love.

Creamy Wild Mushroom& Potato Gnocchi. Photography by Graydon Herriott (p. 203)

Emphasis on Simplicity

Odette understands that not everyone has hours to spend in the kitchen, so she presents recipes that can be whipped up in no time without compromising on flavor. Whether you're a busy professional, a harried parent, or simply looking for quick and delicious meal ideas, Simple Pasta is a treasure trove of inspiration.

The book is thoughtfully organized, starting with an introduction that overviews pasta types, cooking techniques, and essential pantry items.

Odette guides readers through each recipe with clear and concise instructions, ensuring that even novice cooks can achieve impressive results. She covers a wide range of pasta styles, from silky, handmade noodles to luscious, saucy creations, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Besides paying homage to classic Italian recipes, Odette also puts her own spin on them, incorporating global flavors and unexpected ingredients. These innovative recipes inject new life into traditional pasta dishes, pushing the boundaries of flavor and culinary exploration.

Crispy Italian Sausage& Broccolini Orecchiette. Photography by Graydon Herriott (p. 211)

Final Thoughts

Simple Pasta is a great cookbook that combines simplicity, creativity, and deliciousness. With its wide range of recipes, approachable instructions, and stunning visuals, this cookbook is a must-have for pasta enthusiasts and home cooks alike. Prepare to embark on a flavorful adventure that will elevate your pasta game to new heights.


Simple Pasta is a versatile cookbook for everyday meals and special occasions. This book covers you whether you're craving a comforting bowl of pasta after a long day or planning an impressive dinner party menu.









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