Does anyone need yet another coffee-table book on Italian cooking? This reasonably priced volume is filled with color photographs of scenery, people, and food. However, it's a translation of a 1991 German book, and the recipe instructions are often confusing or awkward; furthermore, most of the recipes are available in myriad other Italian cookbooks. Michele Scicolone's recent Savoring Italy (LJ 10/15/99) has both stunning color photographs and excellent recipes, and it's the one to choose. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.