Sophia Loren's Recipes and Memories

Sophia Loren's Recipes and Memories

by Sophia Loren
     
 
One of the world's most beloved actresses presents 100 of her favorite family recipes, gathered from regions across Italy. From the bean soups of Tuscany to risottos from Venice to Neapolitan pizzas, each recipe is complete and all are accompanied by personal anecdotes. 125 photos.

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One of the world's most beloved actresses presents 100 of her favorite family recipes, gathered from regions across Italy. From the bean soups of Tuscany to risottos from Venice to Neapolitan pizzas, each recipe is complete and all are accompanied by personal anecdotes. 125 photos.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The international film star and Italian icon mixes personal anecdotes with a plethora of ethnic recipes to create a handsome cookbook-cum-memoir. The recipes are a sampling of classic dishes from all over Italy: e.g., risotto dishes from the northern provinces and stuffed sardines from the coast of Sicily. Best of all, though, are the plentiful regional dishes Loren grew up eating while living in the outskirts of war-torn Naples. The stories she relates here are food-based, from the smells and tastes she remembers from her grandmother's southern Italian kitchen to the caviar dishes she discovered while recently filming in Russia. Many of the recipes are basic, found in the repertoire of most Italian cooks. Although the minestrone and ragout are rounded out with a handful of specialty dishes and the occasional addition of exotic ingredients, such as freshly caught squid, the real attraction is Loren's endorsement of the simpler country-style dishes now familiar to Italian food lovers. Personal vintage photos are mixed with current, instructional ones. Expect some demand.--David Nudo, "Library Journal"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577193678
Publisher:
GT Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
08/21/1998
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
10.13(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.78(d)

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