Trattoria Cooking

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Advance Praise for Trattoria Cooking "Who wouldn't love doing Biba's research, tracking down the simple, down-to-earth, tasty food that makes Italy such an irresistible destination? For everyone who wishes to know how it is done (and where to go in Italy to find it), she's written a cookbook full of delicious-sounding recipes from the trattorias where real regional cooking goes on. Her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, and I particularly like all the good tips she gives, like little asides to good ...

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Overview

Advance Praise for Trattoria Cooking "Who wouldn't love doing Biba's research, tracking down the simple, down-to-earth, tasty food that makes Italy such an irresistible destination? For everyone who wishes to know how it is done (and where to go in Italy to find it), she's written a cookbook full of delicious-sounding recipes from the trattorias where real regional cooking goes on. Her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, and I particularly like all the good tips she gives, like little asides to good friends in the kitchen."—Carol Field, author of The Italian Baker "My friend Biba has done it again with her new book in which she brings the trattoria scene to vivid life."—Giuliano Bugialli "If you are an insatiable cookbook collector, as I have been for the past thirty-odd years, you may feel that the last word has been written about all categories of food. I felt that way until I browsed through Biba Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking and was positively impressed that she does have a great deal of admirable things to add to the subject of Italian cookery. Her book is marvelously inspired and original and it would be an asset to anyone's library."—Craig Claiborne "Biba Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking brings out the Italian in all of us. Her simplicity of method and use of fresh wholesome ingredients make every recipe exciting. Trattoria Cooking has Old World quality and authenticity, making every dish a winner."—Bradley M. Ogden

Italian-born Biba Caggiano gathers more than 200 authentic trattoria recipes. Coinciding with a new appreciation of the simple, home-style cooking that typifies these family-style restaurants, this wonderful collection includes pasta dishes, all manner of fish and shellfish, meats, soups, antipasto, salads, and desserts. Each recipe includes cooking tips and wine recommendations.

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Caggiano is the chef/owner of a restaurant in Sacramento, California, as well as author of two previous books on Italian cooking. Her latest work is a collection of recipes from trattorias all over Italy as well as trattoria-style recipes of her own devising: simple, authentic food like Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Peas. Although some of the recipes are good versions of standards, there are many regional dishes that will be less familiar to Americans. Caggiano loves good food and writes with enthusiasm. She also includes thoughtful wine suggestions as well as tips and ``notes of interest'' on ingredients, techniques, and variations. Recommended. Homestyle Books alternate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780025202528
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/14/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Bolognese by birth and upbringing, BIBA CAGGIANO is the author of the award-winning Northern Italian Cooking and Modern Italian Cooking. She has taught Italian cooking in the United States and Italy, and is the chef-owner of Biba restaurant in Sacramento, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Basic Ingredients.

Antipasti.

Soups.

Pasta.

Gnocchi, Risotto, and Polenta.

Meat, Poultry, and Game.

Fish and Seafood.

Vegetables and Salads.

Pizza, Calzoni, and Other Good Things.

Desserts.

Appendix: Eating Out In Italy.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    A Delight from Italy!

    I highly recommend this book! The way the author describes the restaurants, and the occasions she tried the dishes is a delight. You feel like you are in a little Italian family restaurant. I have prepared many of the recipies, and ALL of them are simply wonderful!

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