A pasta pot for a new way of cooking pasta by multi-starred French chef Alain Ducasse in collaboration with designer Patrick Jouin. This set includes a pot in multiply (AISI 430, aluminum and 18/10 stainless steel), one lid in 18/10 stainless steel, one spoon and one trivet in melamine. Every step of the cooking process is amalgamated: first you put the dry pasta in the Pasta Pot, sautéing lightly if you wish; then the various ingredients of whichever sauce you wish to make; then last comes water or broth, all at once or gradually, cooking everything together with the specially designed cover, stirring occasionally. In just a little more time than normally required to boil the pasta according to the classic method, your pasta with sauce is done. And preparation has required only a single pot, which you can indeed must bring to the table and serve directly from its special trivet. Pasta prepared by this method is not drained, and the intense taste and consistency have been likened to those of Risotto.
Dimensions: 17" X 9"; 5" H
Designer: Patrick Jouin
Based in Paris, Jouin worked as a designer in Philippe Starck's studio before setting up his own architectural design practice. Jouin has moved into the fields of architecture and interior design and has worked extensively on bar and club design, notably on the Mix bar in Las Vegas.View other products by Patrick Jouin
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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