Thursday, August 15, 2013

Five top books about pasta

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books about pasta:
On the Noodle Road
by Jen Lin-Liu

As Jen Lin-Liu feasted on tagliatelle, spaghetti, and linguini on her honeymoon in Italy, she started to consider the origins of the noodle -- and found herself traveling east, tracing the Silk Road to China, where the ubiquitous starch was born. From dumplings in Beijing all the way to tortellini, Lin-Liu's chronicle of the global as well as personal history of pasta is a fascinating look into the enduring bonds between family, food, and tradition.
Read about another book on the list.

Writers Read: Jen Lin-Liu (November 2008).

--Marshal Zeringue