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Exploding the myth that Marco Polo discovered pasta in China and brought it back to Italy, this volume shows that pasta has existed in various forms throughout Middle Eastern, Asian, and even North African culinary cultures long before its appearance in the West.pasta, an enterprise that until then had been the monopoly of the Pisans and the Genoese. This is certainly the reason that more than 80 percent of the exports of Sardinian pasta recorded in Cagliari between 1351 and 1397 were ... Most recipes describe how to make the pasta before explaining how to make the dish proper, and there are instructions to set out the pasta to dry until it is time to use it.

Author:Silvano Serventi, Françoise Sabban
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13


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