American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Hardcover)
*THE JAMES BEARD MEDIA AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PHOTOGRAPHY*
"Evan Funke's respect for tradition and detail makes American Sfoglino the perfect introduction to the fresh egg pastas of Emilia Romagna. It's bold in its simplicity and focus." — Missy Robbins, chef/owner of Lilia and MISI
Forget your pasta maker and learn authentic Italian techniques for making homemade noodles rolled by hand in this award-winning pasta cookbook from master pasta maker Evan Funke!
In this debut cookbook, two-time James Beard Award-nominated chef Evan Funke shares classic techniques from his Emilia Romagna training and provides accessible instructions for making his award-winning sfoglia (sheet pasta) at home. With little more than flour, eggs, and a rolling pin, you too can be a sfoglino (a pasta maker) and create traditional Italian noodles that are perfectly paired with the right sauces.
A comprehensive guide to making the best pasta in the world, American Sfoglino features recipes for home cooks to recreate 15 classic pasta shapes, spanning simple pappardelle to perfect tortelloni. A bold package and sumptuous photographs from James Beard Award-winning food photographer Eric Wolfinger offer a feast for the eyes, while stories from Italy and the kitchen at Felix Trattoria add the finishing touches to this master class in homemade pasta.
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN RECIPES: Beginning with four foundational doughs, American Sfoglino takes readers step by step through recipes for a variety of generous dishes that showcase traditional Italian cooking techniques, from essential sauces and broths like Passata di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce) and Brodo di Carne (Meat Broth) to delicious Tagliatelle in Bianco con Prosciutto (Tagliatelle with Bacon and Butter) and Lasagna Verde alla Bolognese (Green Bolognese Lasagna).
AWARD-WINNING COOKBOOK: Winner of the 2020 James Beard Award for Photography and the 2020 IACP Award for Best Cookbook, Chefs & Restaurants category.
HOMEMADE PASTA MADE SIMPLE: This pasta master class is perfect for seasoned home chefs and beginners alike. Learn to roll pasta dough by hand with the help of easy-to-follow, detailed instructions provided by master chef Evan Funke.
EXPERT AUTHOR: Evan Funke is a culinary storyteller, a custodian of Italian tradition, and a master of the old-world techniques of handmade pasta. He brings nearly two decades of excellence to his restaurant Felix Trattoria in Venice, California, where the menu embodies a philosophy of seasonality, warm hospitality, and the deeply rooted culinary traditions of regional Italy.
- Any pasta aficionado or avid Italian cook looking to master the art of homemade pasta
- Birthday, holiday, or host/hostess gifts for home cooks of all skill levels or lovers of authentic, traditional Italian food
- Fans of Pasta Grannies by Vicki Bennison, Mastering Pasta by Marc Vetri, Pasta by Missy Robbins, and Italian cookbooks by Lidia Bastianich
About the Author
Evan Funke is a master pasta maker and the chef-owner of Felix Trattoria in Venice, California. He lives in Los Angeles.
Eric Wolfinger is a James Beard Award–winning food photographer. He lives in San Francisco.
Katie Parla is a food writer and IACP award-winning author whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Food & Wine, and Saveur. She lives in Rome, Italy.
Winner of the 2020 James Beard Award for Photography