Simple Pasta is a book of un-preened, simple, tasty recipes you'll happily return to again and again. Along with the classics we all crave (I’m talking to you Cacio e Pepe and Carbonara), I’ll also share new seasonal favorites to add to your repertoire. Consider these seasonal blackboard menus. Pasta is the star but I’ve got the support acts: starters, salads, booze, and of course, dessert, so you can put a killer meal together.
“Crack the windows, find that sunny spot in the kitchen, and try making a new pasta shape. Pat yourself on the back and then coat that pasta in butter. Or even better, try the schmaltz of a roast chicken… Serve everything on cheerful plates—it’s time for some color. Definitely mix a martini. Read a short story, plant parsley, start running again (if you stopped, like me), find a hot bathing suit, and begin to make summer plans.–Simple Pasta, page 73
Odette Williams is an Australian cook and writer. Her first cookbook, Simple Cake, was named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2019 by the New York Times. Odette has contributed to major national magazines and appeared on the Food Network.