Toss in the ingredients...press a button...and presto: perfect fresh pasta-- healthful, economical, and soulsatisfyingly good! Making scrumptious, nutritious pasta in air automatic pasta machine is so simple and rewarding that it's no wonder more than half a million American households will own this fast-selling item by the end of this year. But traditional pasta recipes need to be adapted to work in electric pasta makers, and the recipes supplied by the machine manufacturers are often too limited to meet the demands of pasta lovers. Here, there is the book you've been waiting for-- the first cookbook for today's hottest new kitchen appliance, containing more than 85 foolproof recipes, beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs and black-and-white line illustrations. With "The Ultimate Pasta Machine Cookbook" you can make perfect pasta every time: each recipe has been triple-tested in different pasta machines, covering all models offered by the leading manufacturers. This handy cookbook covers a wide variety of pasta specialties, drawn primarily from Mediterranean and Asian kitchens, together with accompanying sauces, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Learn how to make delicious gourmet pastas with different flour bases, such as durum-wheat, cornmeal, whole-wheat, and buckwheat. The pastas are flavored with vegetables such as spinach, carrot, tomato, and beet or herb essences. such as saffron, mint, pesto black pepper, and garlic and parsley. There are also hand-sbaped pastas, such as Eggplant Agnolotti, Cheese Cappelletti, and Gnocchi, and Asian dishes ranging from shrimp Beggar's Purses and Pot Stickers to Curried Singapore Rice Noodles and Pad Thai. There are more than twenty sauce recipes to prepare as accompaniments to your fresh pasta, including Veal Ragu and Wild Mushroom Sauce, Butter and Sage Sauce, Salmon and Lemon Sauce, and Roasted Vegetable Sauce. In addition, Tom Lacalamiia offers some unexpected and enticing recipes for pasta-based salads, such as Moroccan Charmoula and Pasta Salad and Sun-Dried Tomato and Pasta Salad, and desserts, such as Noodle Pudding and Raspberry Crisp. And every recipe is accompanied by a nutritional analysis. Pasta making will never be the same again with the new electric pasta machines and "The Ultimate Pasta Machine Cookbook" at your side.