"Be simple. Be honest. Don't overcook and don't undercook, but it's better to undercook than overcook": First Edition of Beard on Pasta; Signed by James Beard
Beard On Pasta.
Item Number: 78532
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First edition of this work which Beard himself calls, “a book of good times to have with pasta.” Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by James Beard on the half-title page. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrations by Karl W. Stuecklen.
Beard on Pasta does for pasta what Beard on Bread did for bread; everything. Beard explains in the most delicious terms exactly what you need to know about making good pasta, about cooking it, saucing it, stuffing it, and serving it forth.