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Easy Italian Cookbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to Deliciously Easy Italian Food at Home
     

Easy Italian Cookbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to Deliciously Easy Italian Food at Home

by Jennifer Donovan
 

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Homemade pasta, Saffron risotto, Spaghetti with prawns, Ice cream with espresso and Frangelico – if these are all dishes that you’d love to be able to cook and enjoy at home, the Easy Italian Cookbook is for you. Showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in Italian cookery, this book takes you, step by step, through   the processes

Overview

Homemade pasta, Saffron risotto, Spaghetti with prawns, Ice cream with espresso and Frangelico – if these are all dishes that you’d love to be able to cook and enjoy at home, the Easy Italian Cookbook is for you. Showcasing the ingredients and techniques used in Italian cookery, this book takes you, step by step, through   the processes involved in creating tempting, genuine Italian dishes. Each recipe is divided into clear stages and techniques, to enable you to quickly master this colorful and diverse cuisine and realize that making the perfect al dente risotto is as simple as stirring hot stock into rice.

PART 1 of the book introduces you to the world of Italian cooking, explaining ingredients, equipment and methods of preparing basics such as stocks and sauces, fresh pasta, polenta and pizza dough.

PART 2 gives you delicious recipes for antipasti, first courses, second courses, side dishes and desserts. Try bruschetta with tomato and basil, for example, followed by tagliatelle with asparagus, then sea bass with salsa verde and baked peaches stuffed with amaretti biscuits; or tuna carpaccio, followed by spinach and ricotta ravioli, then pork fillets with white wine and rosemary, finishing off with a helping of lemon ice cream or strawberries in balsamic vinegar.

PART 3 shows you how to put the recipes together to create stunning meals, whether you want a simple rustic meal for a weekday evening or a sumptuous feast for a weekend gathering of friends or family. With 12 menu plans, giving clear instructions and invaluable tips on preparation and timing, Easy Italian Cookbook enables even the novice cook to prepare the perfect meal for any occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844833979
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Donovan was born in Australia where she trained and developed her passion for good food. Now living in London, she teaches at Notting Hill’s “Books for Cooks” and the Divertimenti Cookery Theatre in Marylebone. This is her second book.

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