Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali

In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show of the same name, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal. As storyteller and chef, she draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate. Recalling lessons learned from her mother, Erminia, and her grandmother Nonna Rosa, Lidia pays homage to the kitchen sages who inspired her.
Whether it's Citrus Roasted Veal, or Rustic Ricotta Tart, each recipe is a tangible feast. We learn to look at ingredients as both geographic and cultural indicators. In Campania, the region where mozzarella is king, we discover it best eaten three hours after preparation. In Genova we are taught that while focaccia had its basil origins in the Ligurain culinary tradition, the herbs and flavorings will change from region to region; as home chefs, we can experiment with rosemary or oregano or olives or onions! When it's time for dessert, Lidia draws on the scared customs of nuns in Italian monasteries and convents and reveals the secret to rice pudding with a blessing.
Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a collection of 150 delectable recipes, told with commonsense cooking wisdom, that teaches us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385349444
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 83,924
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of eight previous cookbooks, five of which have been accompanied by nationally syndicated public television series. She is the owner of the New York City restaurant Felidia, among others, and she gives lectures on Italian cuisine throughout the country. She lives on Long Island, New York.

TANYA BASTIANICH MANUALI received her PhD in Renaissance art history from Oxford University. In 1996 she started Esperienze Italiane, a travel company that arranges food, wine, and art tours to Italy. She also coauthors cookbooks with her mother, Lidia; manages Lidia's product line; and serves as the cultural and art consultant for the art series. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Lidia show the way through easy to follow recipes.
GinaK More than 1 year ago
We have already made a few new dishes from this cookbook with great success. We enjoy Lidia's commonsense approach!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this for Christmas......absolutely adore this book. Made the pasta on page 151...out of this world!!! Also made the potatoes on page 92, also great dish instead of the usual scalloped....the aroma in kitchen was beautiful. Thinking this will be one of my favorite books for our HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thanks again to Lidia, Mrs. S.Q .Atlanta
vmh More than 1 year ago
I love the way she cooks. She is so relaxed and the receipes are easy and soooo good.
McDaffi More than 1 year ago
Make Italian food at your dining table and impress everybody with the new skill you just got.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! Love all her books!! I recommend this one to new cooks. As these are easy and fun to make. And good for you also.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchase Lidia's cookbook because I enjoy watching her show. Her recipies are not always so easy to make. But I still like her books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok, not as good as her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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