The Pasta Queen: A Just Gorgeous Cookbook: 100+ Recipes and Stories


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$29.99  $27.89
Gallery Books
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7.67 X 9.35 X 0.96 inches | 1.88 pounds

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About the Author

Nadia Caterina Munno is The Pasta Queen. Born in Rome, Italy, she comes from a family of pasta makers and shares their cooking secrets with millions of people every day. Known for her mouthwatering recipes, palpable humor, and dramatic storytelling, Nadia's online presence has spread like wildfire, amassing millions of followers on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. She has appeared on Today, The Drew Barrymore Show, and Good Morning America, and was named "a force to be reckoned with in the digital space" by both Entrepreneur magazine and Social Media Week. Find out more at

Katie Parla is a Rome-based cultural historian, culinary expert, and journalist. She is the author of the food and travel blog and she reports on food, drinks, and culture for print and online publications. She leads culinary and cultural tours of Rome and regularly appears as an expert on the History Channel and the Travel Channel.


"[A] luscious debut...Thorough and infectiously jubilant, this spirited celebration of Italy's most famous food is a winner."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This "just gorgeous" cookbook is truly that, and its assortment of recipes will please a variety of readers looking for bona fide Italian food for all occasions."--Library Journal

"When Nadia Caterina Munno, a.k.a. 'The Pasta Queen' on TikTok, says 'Just gorgeous' about a plate of pasta, you have to believe her. Munno's love for pasta can be traced back to the 1800s, when her family started a pasta factory in Southern Italy. In her debut cookbook, she presents never-before-shared recipes as well as some familiar favorites, like her viral Pasta Al Limone, alongside tips, tricks, and Southern Italian traditions"--Thrillist

"Transport yourself to Italy via this debut cookbook by Nadia Caterina Munno, better known to her 2.5 million TikTok followers as The Pasta Queen. The book is a love letter to her homeland, full of culinary history, noodle-making tips, and, of course, Munno's beloved pasta recipes. Expect a mix of her already-viral hits (Assassin's Spaghetti, anyone?) and entirely new recipes inspired by different regions in Italy."--Forbes

"Nadia has a natural touch when it comes to pasta: not only because she is a pasta native, but also because her personality is joyous and eclectic. She embodies generations of Italian women who have made beautiful (and just gorgeous) meals with simple ingredients for centuries."--Giuseppe Di Martino, CEO of the Pasta Di Martino group

"Nadia has an overwhelming sense of humor, incredible creative energy, great gastronomic skills, and love for Italy. She's a great professional and leaves nothing to chance, and for this, I admire her a lot. Thanks to her ability to marry Italian cuisine with simplicity, Nadia is, in my opinion, one of the great prides of the food world."--Peppe Guida, Michelin star chef/owner of Antica Osteria di Nonna Rosa in Naples, Italy

"If you are looking to be tempted, transfixed, entertained, and elated by the jubilance of perfect pasta, look no further. The Pasta Queen herself is holding court, and her mouthwatering book is a testament to how wonderfully wide the world can be when you are speaking the love language of pasta. Nadia's recipes are rich with tradition and ripe with innovation, and her ability to weave fun and deliciousness and just a scrunch of sass into every bite leaps from the page (the just gorgeous photos don't hurt!). You will be hair flipping your way to pasta prowess in no time."--Daphne Oz, Emmy Award-winning television host and New York Times bestselling author