Complete Italian Cookingby Sonja Grey
Fresh pasta, creamy risottos, piquant pizzas, savory cheeses, ripe red tomatoes, olives, capers, pesto, and, of course, wine: Italian cuisine is a true feast for the body and soul. Italians take a joyful approach to food, and the best cooking happens at home. Prepare authentic, delicious meals in your own kitchen. Just looking at the luscious full-page color photos of the different dishes will make your mouth water in anticipation. From light-textured and delicate zucchini soup with parmesan crostini to Sicilian fish stew to a fruity Neapolitan tart with ricotta and almond, every one appears fresh and flavorful. Among the more than 100 recipes featured are favorites such as spaghetti alla carbonara, alle vongole, and Bolognese; penne in a spicy sausage sauce; a hearty rustic chicken cacciatore; polenta with fontina; and peperonata, pizzas, and unusual fare like mountain lamb in wine and mushrooms. Pure, healthy indulgence!
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This is the perfect Italian cookbook for everyday use and could have been called 'Italian Cooking for Dummies.' 'Simplicity' and 'ease' accurately describe both the layout and content of the book. There are short ingredient lists; the instructions are clear and concise; and the pages are clearly laid out with a single recipe on one side and a large photo on the other. In addition, the informative introduction provides a novice with a solid and easy background for successful meal preparation. Also, the variety of recipes in the book provides for simple one-dish meals as well as more complicated special feasts. Finally, as I have now tried almost every recipe in the book, I can say they are really quite good, and several have already become favorites. I would love to own a whole set of these books for various cuisines!