Thursday, February 24, 2011

How Much Pasta?

There is no rigid rule about how much pasta to cook. It all depends on whom you are feeding and what else you are feeding them. A traditional meal in Italy has no "main" course, it is rather a succession of harmonious courses of which pasta is usually one. Outside Italy, pasta is generally served as the main event, making a complete meal when paired with a crusty loaf of bread and a fresh green salad.
A good rule of thumb is to allow about 2 1/2oz (75g) for a first course serving and 4oz (125g) for a main course serving. The recipes in this book will generally serve about 6 people as a starter and 4 people as a main course.

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