Flour + Water


by Thomas McNaughton with Paolo Lucchesi

An elevated guide to the craft of pasta-making by rising star chef Thomas McNaughton of San Francisco's hottest Italian restaurant, flour + water.

Chef Thomas McNaughton shares his time-tested secrets to creating simple, delicious, and beautiful artisan pasta—from the best fresh doughs to shaping and cooking every type of pasta. A true celebration of Italy’s pasta traditions, flour + water includes fifty seasonally influenced recipes for home cooks of every skill level. The recipes cover the flavor spectrum from well-loved classics to inventive combinations, such as Tagliatelle Bolognese; Pumpkin Tortelloni with Sage and Pumpkin Seeds; Tomato Farfalle with Chicken Polpettine, Roasted Peppers, and Basil; and Asparagus Caramelle with Brown Butter. With guidance from McNaughton and the secrets of flour + water’s dough room, anyone can learn to make amazing pasta at home.

Recent Reviews

Flour + Water = Pasta!

cyndi burgagni

4.5 Stars

Yes! this is exactly what I was looking for in a book.  I've wanted a book like this on Pasta Making for years!  I didn't know that this was actually a restaurant in San Fransisco but I like how the book takes you through the…

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Jenny Hartin

5 Stars

FLOUR + WATER PASTA by Thomas McNaughton -- is in one word stunning. The pastas, the instruction, the step by step photographs...the overall feel of the book -  stunning.  The book starts out with Part…

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simply delicious

rita barriga

5 Stars

Flour and Water by Thomas McNaughton is a masterpiece of a book. I read this recipe book like it was a novel and I was tasked with trying to understand the process of making a delicious meal. The pictures and the recipes will have you…

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Flour + Water: Pasta by Thomas McNaugton {A Cookbook Review}

Leslie Morgan

5 Stars

This is my 50th book review!!!! Matt, my husband, received a pasta extruder for his birthday…

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A feast for your eyes and stomach

Ann Paietta

4 Stars

You can't judge a book by its cover. The cover underwhelmed me but as I delved into the text I was amazed. From flour and water a pasta paradise comes forth. From the nitty gritty of making many types of pasta to creative recipes divided by…

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