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About Allison Arevalo
Allison Arevalo is an entrepreneur, chef, and food writer. Before starting the Pasta Friday movement, she co-founded Homeroom restaurant in Oakland, California and co-authored the best-selling Mac and Cheese cookbook.
Allison has made numerous TV appearances on the Travel Channel, the Cooking Channel, and others, and she’s been featured on local and national news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast.
When she’s not cooking or writing, you’ll find her running through windy trails or over the Brooklyn Bridge. Although this book was written while she lived in Oakland, Allison now lives in Brooklyn with her husband Alejandro and their two sons, Nico and Luca. Find her at pastafriday.com and on social channels @pastafriday.
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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.
“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, author of Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way
Macaroni and cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods, beloved by kids and adults alike. But there’s no need to rely on prefab mixes—all you need is a handful of kitchen staples, some tasty cheese, and a little insider advice courtesy of Homeroom restaurant. This perennially popular Oakland, California, eatery—with its entire menu devoted to mac and cheese—now shares its secrets for the best-ever mac recipes that will help you think outside the box!
These inventive dishes offer something for everyone: nostalgic homestyle recipes like Tuna Mac, international varieties like Sriracha Mac, decadent delights like Truffle Mac, and even the logic-defying Vegan Mac. You’ll also find recipes for quick veggie sides like Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and old-school desserts like frozen Peanut Butter Pie. With a basics section on perfecting mac sauce, choosing the best noodles, and customizing add-ins and toppings, plus an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple techniques, this fun, playful cookbook shows cheese-loving readers how to take this comfort-food staple to creative new heights.