Community. Connections. Comfort. 52 pasta recipes. 16 seasonal salads. A year of gathering around the table to share a meal, strengthen bonds, and make memories.
Pasta Friday is a weekly pasta tradition that turns neighbors into friends, and friends into family. Restaurateur and food writer Allison Arevalo shows you how to start your own tradition by cooking comforting, delicious pasta dishes to feed your family on a busy weeknight, or for a crowd on the weekend.
It’s not about entertaining, but sitting down with family and friends to eat together, and connect over big bowls of cannolicchi with red pepper sauce, pappardelle with slow-cooked pork ragu, trofie with pesto, and more.
Find the right dish for any week of the year from the 52 comforting pasta dishes and 16 creative salads, organized by season. And, be sure to sprinkle in some extras like crispy, spicy prosciutto, lemon breadcrumbs. Each recipe uses a different pasta shape, so you can have fun experimenting with calamarata, gnocchetti, paccheri, and mafalda, or simply using traditional spaghetti. There are plenty of tips for scaling the recipes up for a crowd, shopping on a budget, and finding time to cook, along with wine pairings, and gorgeous photography. You'll fall in love with the Pasta Friday tradition, and start hosting your own before you know it.
“Turn strangers into friends by simply sharing a warm bowl of spaghetti and meatballs together. Allison’s Pasta Friday Cookbook is a true testament that grace, kindness, and generosity can help build community and spread love for good food while nurturing a peaceful and joyful world, especially for our children.” (Rolando Beramendi)
"Radiatore with Crispy Chicken, Carrots, and Sage is one of the recipes you should be cooking this October." (Sunset Magazine)
“Not just any pasta. A different dish every time. Cannelloni with Swiss Chard, Ricotta, and Bechamel. Spaghettoni with Red Pesto, Peas, and Burrata. Filei (short, hollow tube pasta) with Wild Mushroom, Lemon, and Garlic.” (Edible East Bay)
“Good food is supposed to bring people together, but the idea of entertaining fills many of us with anxiety. It doesn’t have to, says Allison Arevalo . . . the secret to that no anxiety thing? Arevalo divulges eight important tips, which include knowing your limits, keeping it casual, and feeding the kids first.” (The Mercury News)
"The Pasta Friday Cookbook: Let's Eat Together is a collection of those 52 pasta recipes and 16 salads, arranged by season, as well as tips on how to build community with your own gathering." (Berkeleyside)
“Even though we all love to cook, sometimes we need a dish that almost puts itself together and many of these recipes do just that. Package this book up with a nice bottle of olive oil the next time you are invited to someone’s home for dinner – it makes the perfect gift.” (Eat Your Books)
"Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, "The Pasta Friday Cookbook: Let's Eat Together" is a pasta lover's delight and a culinary treasure that can provide the basis and foundation for memorable gatherings of family and friends. While certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to family and community library cookbook collections" (The Midwest Book Review)