Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen

Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen

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by Nick Stellino, E. J. Armstrong
     
 
Join public television's popular chef/host in celebrating life, food, family, and friends with an all-new collection of recipes and stories.

Since 1995, when he first appeared on public television's Cucina Amore(tm), Nick Stellino has been captivating audiences and home cooks with his easy and elegant recipes, his enthusiasm for good food, and his

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Join public television's popular chef/host in celebrating life, food, family, and friends with an all-new collection of recipes and stories.

Since 1995, when he first appeared on public television's Cucina Amore(tm), Nick Stellino has been captivating audiences and home cooks with his easy and elegant recipes, his enthusiasm for good food, and his passion for living.

Inspired by the traditions of his native Sicily, and incorporating a wealth of culinary experience, Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen leads readers to discover the joy of preparing food as an act of love, not just a chore. With his simple yet innovative recipes, Stellino shows how to make every meal--from the most casual family gathering to a romantic candle-lit interlude --a celebration.

With more than one hundred original recipes, preparation and presentation tips, evocative and entertaining stories, and beautiful full-color and black-and-white photographs, Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen is the eagerly awaited next volume from one of the country's most popular food personalities.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of more than 100 original recipes is not intended to magically create a sophisticated cook. Instead, Stellino, host of PBS's Cucina Amore, sets a friendly tone for his fourth cookbook (after Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Glorious Italian Cooking), celebrating pleasures like shopping in an open market and singing off-key. Stellino's recipes, as promised, are simple and served with cheerful asides about Stellino's family and Sicilian culture. Even straightforward recipes like Pasta with Sausage and Mushrooms read seductively, with ingredients such as white wine and fresh sage, rosemary, basil and parsley. The thorough directions and "chef's tips" are cogent and memorable. In his recipe for Pasta with Black Squid Sauce, for example, Stellino reveals the secret of extracting the squid's non-edible gift: "To obtain the ink, remove the slender silver ink sac from the strands connected to the tentacles." Desserts, such as the indulgent Ricotta Cake with Coffee and Chocolate, tend to be unapologetically comforting rather than showy. Other favorites include Heavenly Tiramis , and Chicken Scalloppine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Peas. Recipes are followed with menu suggestions for creating simple though unusual flavor combinations. Author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399145339
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.25(d)

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Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick's personality and exhuberance was a factor in choosing this book but the delicious,easy recipes won me over completely! Try the mushroom sauce with the chicken scaloppine!!! The odors as this sauce cooks will bring everyone running to see what you are cooking!! the combination is a blue ribbon winner. I wish he was back on TV!! what is FoodNetwork thinking to leave him off their lineup???
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick did it again. This one is awesome and deserves higher than 5 stars....Not 1 bad recipe in the book. Try 1 dish and your tastebuds will dance. Nick thanks again for the best recipes ever!!!! Can't wait for the next one.