Pasta is a key dish in the super healthy Mediterranean diet. Served with fresh or sauteed vegetables, seafood, extra-virgin olive oil and a grating of Parmesan cheese, it packs as much goodness as it has flavour. Create an array of enticing pasta dishes to delight your friends and family! Here we start with simple, step-by-step instructions for making fresh pasta at home, followed by a chapter with recipes for more than 40 delicious fresh pasta sauces. For the days when you don't have time to make your own pasta, we have included more than 100 ideas for pasta dishes using dried, commercially-made short and long pasta shapes such as spaghetti, linguine, bucatini, penne, fusilli and many more. You will find a host of exquisite pasta dishes with something for every occasion. Buon appetito!--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.