Traditional Italian cuisine has its roots where the Mediterranean diet finds its origins. This pair of books takes readers on a visual journey of discovery with more than 170 images, guiding those with even little expertise to create real Italian lasagna. Starting with the base of handmade pasta and arriving at fifteen delicious recipes, expert chef Rosalba De Carlo guides readers with her experience and knowledge through the preparation of traditional lasagna. The dishes are an explosion of fragrances and flavours with deep roots in the history of the various areas from which they derive. The recipes are made from simple, healthy ingredients which were in the past part of everyday life but are used today to create sophisticated and flavoursome dishes. This book is followed by a separate easy booklet dedicated to an extensive explanation of how to prepare fresh, homemade pasta for those who may take delight in boasting to guests on special occasions: “I made this pasta myself, with my own hands”. In addition, this second book concludes with recipes for tomato sauce and white sauce, which appear in the list of ingredients for the lasagna as a pre-prepared product.