Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0449016218
ISBN 13: 9780449016213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking Book Review:

From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich 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 masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0449016218
ISBN 13: 9780449016213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking Book Review:

From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich 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 masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0385349459
ISBN 13: 9780385349451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking Book Review:

From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich 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 masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780449016206
ISBN 13: 044901620X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking Book Review:

From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom--from the cutting board to the kitchen table. As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich 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 masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Lidia s Favorite Recipes

Lidia s Favorite Recipes
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 0307960854
ISBN 13: 9780307960856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Favorite Recipes Book Review:

The beloved chef presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of more than 100 Italian recipes that have become Lidia's go-to meals for her very own family—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire. In Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, you’ll find a fresh take on more than 100 of Lidia’s signature and irresistibly reliable dishes, including: · Fried Mozzarella Skewers—Spiedini alla Romana · Escarole and White Bean Soup—Zuppa di Scarola e Cannellini · Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage—Ziti con Broccoli Rabe e Salsicce · Baked Stuffed Shells—Conchiglie Ripiene al Forno · Eggplant Parmigiana—Melanzane alla Parmigiana · Savory Seafood Stew—Zuppa di Pesce · Chicken Cacciatore—Pollo alla Cacciatore · Veal Ossobuco with Barley Risotto—Ossobuco di Vitello con Risotto d’Orzo · Cannoli Napoleon—Cannolo a Strati · Limoncello Tiramisù—Tiramisù al Limoncello From the classic sauces to the delicious desserts, these recipes have been revised and updated to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever. With new information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of the ingredients, this book shows there is no question why these dishes are the easiest and most enjoyable to bring to the family table for your most memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes will give both new cooks and longtime fans something extraordinary to celebrate.

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 0449016234
ISBN 13: 9780449016237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine Book Review:

From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes. Teaching has always been Lidia’s passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredients—meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments—and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia’s always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy
Author: Lidia Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali,David Nussbaum
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0307267512
ISBN 13: 9780307267511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy Book Review:

Shares recipes from lesser-known regions of Italy and secret dishes from famous areas, in a treasury that includes such options as Risotto Milan-Style with Marrow and Saffron, Rabbit with Onions and Stuffed Quail in Parchment, and Roast Lobster with Bread Crumb Topping.

Lidia s Italy in America

Lidia s Italy in America
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307595676
ISBN 13: 9780307595676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Italy in America Book Review:

A companion to a new public television series dedicated to modern Italian-American cooking traces the author's travels throughout the country and her insights into how respective Italian regions have inspired the evolutions of cross-ethnic cuisines. 150,000 first printing. TV tie-in.

Lidia s Italian American Kitchen

Lidia s Italian American Kitchen
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-08-18
ISBN 10: 030776754X
ISBN 13: 9780307767547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Italian American Kitchen Book Review:

Lidia Bastianich, loved by millions of Americans for her simple, delectable Italian cooking, gives us her most instructive and personal cookbook yet. Focusing on the Italian-American kitchen—the cooking she encountered when she first came to America as a young adolescent—Lidia pays homage to this “cuisine of adaptation born of necessity.” But she transforms it subtly with her light, discriminating touch, using the authentic ingredients, not accessible to the early immigrants, which are all so readily available today. The aromatic flavors of fine Italian olive oil, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano and Gorgonzola dolce latte, fresh basil, oregano, and rosemary, sun-sweetened San Marzano tomatoes, prosciutto, and pancetta permeate the dishes she makes in her Italian-American kitchen today. And they will transform for you this time-honored cuisine, as you cook with Lidia, learning from her the many secret, sensuous touches that make her food superlative. You’ll find recipes for Scampi alla Buonavia (the garlicky shrimp that became so popular when Lidia served the dish at her first restaurant, Buonavia), Clams Casino (with roasted peppers and good American bacon), Caesar Salad (shaved Parmigiano makes the difference), baked cannelloni (with roasted pork and mortadella), and lasagna (blanketed in her special Italian-American Meat Sauce). But just as Lidia introduced new Italian regional dishes to her appreciative clientele in Queens in the seventies, so she dazzles us now with pasta dishes such as Bucatini with Chanterelles, Spring Peas, and Prosciutto, and Long Fusilli with Mussels, Saffron, and Zucchini. And she is a master at teaching us how to make our own ravioli, featherlight gnocchi, and genuine Neapolitan pizza. Laced with stories about her experiences in America and her discoveries as a cook, this enchanting book is both a pleasure to read and a joy to cook from.

Lidia s Italy

Lidia s Italy
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-08-18
ISBN 10: 0307767566
ISBN 13: 9780307767561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Italy Book Review:

Featuring 140 mouthwatering new recipes, a gastronomic journey of the Italian regions that have inspired and informed Lidia Bastianich's legendary cooking. For the home cook and the armchair traveler alike, Lidia's Italy offers a short introduction to ten regions of Italy—from Piemonte to Puglia—with commentary on nearby cultural treasures by Lidia's daughter Tanya, an art historian. · In Istria, now part of Croatia, where Lidia grew up, she forages again for wild asparagus, using it in a delicious soup and a frittata; Sauerkraut with Pork and Roast Goose with Mlinzi reflect the region’s Middle European influences; and buzara, an old mariner’s stew, draws on fish from the nearby sea. · From Trieste, Lidia gives seafood from the Adriatic, Viennese-style breaded veal cutlets and Beef Goulash, and Sacher Torte and Apple Strudel. · From Friuli, where cows graze on the rich tableland, comes Montasio cheese to make fricos; the corn fields yield polenta for Velvety Cornmeal-Spinach Soup. · In Padova and Treviso rice reigns supreme, and Lidia discovers hearty soups and risottos that highlight local flavors. · In Piemonte, the robust Barolo wine distinguishes a fork-tender stufato of beef; local white truffles with scrambled eggs is “heaven on a plate”; and a bagna cauda serves as a dip for local vegetables, including prized cardoons. · In Maremma, where hunting and foraging are a way of life, earthy foods are mainstays, such as slow-cooked rabbit sauce for pasta or gnocchi and boar tenderloin with prune-apple Sauce, with Galloping Figs for dessert. · In Rome Lidia revels in the fresh artichokes and fennel she finds in the Campo dei Fiori and brings back nine different ways of preparing them. · In Naples she gathers unusual seafood recipes and a special way of making limoncello-soaked cakes. · From Sicily’s Palermo she brings back panelle, the delicious fried chickpea snack; a caponata of stewed summer vegetables; and the elegant Cannoli Napoleon. · In Puglia, at Italy’s heel, where durum wheat grows at its best, she makes some of the region’s glorious pasta dishes and re-creates a splendid focaccia from Altamura. There’s something for everyone in this rich and satisfying book that will open up new horizons even to the most seasoned lover of Italy.

Lidia s Celebrate Like an Italian

Lidia s Celebrate Like an Italian
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 0449016250
ISBN 13: 9780449016251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Celebrate Like an Italian Book Review:

The beloved TV chef offers the only cookbook you'll need to give any gathering--from a dinner for two to a wedding--a delectable, welcoming Italian flavor. No one throws a party like Lidia Bastianich! And now, in this delightful new cookbook, she gives us 220 fantastic recipes for entertaining with that distinctly Bastianich flare. From Pear Bellinis to Carrot and Chickpea Dip, from Campanelle with Fennel and Shrimp to Berry Tiramisu--these are dishes your guests will love, no matter the occasion. Here, too, are Lidia's suggestions for hosting a BBQ, making pizza for a group, choosing the perfect wine, setting an inviting table, and much more. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and filled with her trademark warmth and enthusiasm, this is Lidia's most festive book. Whether you're planning a romantic picnic for two, a child's birthday party, a holiday gathering, or a simple weeknight family dinner, Lidia's flavorful, easy-to-follow recipes and advice will have you calling to your guests: "Tutti a tavola a mangiare!"

My American Dream

My American Dream
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1524731625
ISBN 13: 9781524731625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My American Dream Book Review:

For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia’s close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.

Lidia s a Pot a Pan and a Bowl

Lidia s a Pot  a Pan  and a Bowl
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 0525611401
ISBN 13: 9780525611400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s a Pot a Pan and a Bowl Book Review:

From the beloved TV chef and best-selling author—her favorite recipes for flavorful, no-fuss Italian food that use just one pot or pan (or two!). The companion cookbook to the upcoming public-television series Lidia’s Kitchen: Home Cooking. Lidia Bastianich—"doyenne of Italian cooking" (Chicago Times)—makes Italian cooking easy for everyone with this new, beautifully designed, easy-to-use cookbook. Here are more than 100 homey, simple-to-prepare recipes that require fewer steps and fewer ingredients (not to mention fewer dirty pots and pans!), without sacrificing any of their flavor. These are just a few of the delectable dishes that fill this essential book of recipes: • Spinach, Bread, and Ricotta Frittata • One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana • Roasted Squash and Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Almonds • Penne with Cauliflower and Green Olive Pesto • Balsamic Chicken Stir-Fry • Skillet Lasagna • Braised Calamari with Olives and Peppers • Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs • Apple Cranberry Crumble Some of them are old favorites, others are Lidia's new creations, but every one represents Italian food at its most essential—guaranteed to transport home cooks to Italy with a minimum of fuss and muss. "Tutti a tavola a mangiare!"

Felidia

Felidia
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali,Fortunato Nicotra
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0525610766
ISBN 13: 9780525610762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Felidia Book Review:

The first restaurant cookbook from the best-selling author, beloved and award-winning TV chef, and hugely successful restaurateur--115 recipes from her acclaimed and much-loved New York eatery. Ever since it first opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Lidia Bastianich's Felidia has been one of New York City's most beloved restaurants. Now, in her first restaurant cookbook, the revered chef, author, and television personality--along with the restaurant's longtime Executive Chef, Fortunato Nicotra--shares the recipes that have made Felidia a dining destination. Here are dishes from across the restaurant's forty-year history: Eggplant Flan with Tomato Coulis; Linguini with White Clams and Broccoli; Short Ribs Braised in Barolo; delectable desserts such as Almond and Chocolate Tart Caprese and Open Cannoli; and cocktails such as Passion Fruit Spritz and Frozen Peach Bellini. Here too are Chef Fortunato's personal favorite recipes, advice on setting up a home bar, a fascinating look at Felidia's history, and much more. Filled with the same warmth and wisdom that are the hallmark of all of Lidia's cookbooks, Felidia is the next-best thing to a table at the restaurant.

Healthy Pasta

Healthy Pasta
Author: Joseph Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 044901682X
ISBN 13: 9780449016824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Pasta Book Review:

A delectable, wonderfully informative, easy-to-use cookbook that provides simple ways to make pasta an integral part of a healthy and well-balanced life style from two members of the beloved Bastianich family. As it says in the introduction: "Eating pasta can be advantageous to your health, satisfying, and economical. Pasta should be a staple in every kitchen." Now, brother and sister Bastianich--who certainly know great tasting food--provide tips, instructions, and delectable recipes for making pasta healthfully delicious. Not a diet book--there are no tricks and no punishing regimens--but a guide to enjoying more of the food you love in ways that are good for you. Joe and Tanya explain the health benefits of cooking pasta al dente; they show us ingredients and cooking methods that maximize taste but minimize fat content and calories; and they provide us with 100 mouth-watering recipes for regular, whole grain, and gluten-free pastas, including: Gnocchi with Lentils, Onions and Spinach; Bucatini with Broccoli Walnut Pesto; Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon; Summer Couscous Salad with Crunchy Vegetables; Spaghetti and Onion Fritttata, and many more. A book to revolutionize the way we think about pasta. Buon appetito!

Lidia s Family Kitchen Nonna s Birthday Surprise

Lidia s Family Kitchen  Nonna s Birthday Surprise
Author: Lidia Bastianich
Publsiher: Running Press Kids
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 076245136X
ISBN 13: 9780762451364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Family Kitchen Nonna s Birthday Surprise Book Review:

It's Nonna Mima's birthday, and Nonna Lidia and her grandkids are determined to throw her a surprise feast! While planning the evening's menu, Nonna Lidia shares her memories of growing up on the farm during each season of the year, gardening her own fruits and vegetables, and being surrounded by animals of all kinds. After a trip to the farmers' market, Lidia and the kids prepare a pasta primavera, perfect for a family celebration! RenéGraef's warm, heartfelt illustrations capture Lidia Bastianich's love for her family and the food that they share. Included are eighteen recipes that emphasize the ingredients abundant during each season and the use of leftover ingredients, while "Kids Can" suggestions note ways that kids can participate in the making of the meals. Whether you are looking for an intergenerational family story or are a fan of America's favorite Italian chef, Nonna's Birthday Surprise delivers a savory treat.

Lidia s Family Table

Lidia s Family Table
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,David Nussbaum
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1400040353
ISBN 13: 9781400040353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Family Table Book Review:

A guide to family cookery features more than two hundred master recipes for everyday dining and special family occasions, along with imaginative ideas for variations and improvisations, including seasonal salads, vegetables, soups, pastas, sauces, main courses, and desserts.

Nonna Tell Me a Story

Nonna Tell Me a Story
Author: Lidia Bastianich
Publsiher: Running Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0762443200
ISBN 13: 9780762443208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonna Tell Me a Story Book Review:

America's favorite Italian-American cook, Lidia Bastianich, shares the story of the Christmases she used to celebrate in Italy with her five grandchildren. When Lidia was a child, she spent Christmas with her grandparents, where she learned to cook with her Nonna Rosa by preparing food in their smokehouse and kitchen. Lidia and her brother would also find a big beautiful juniper bush to cut down for their holiday tree. And they made their own holiday decorations with nuts, berries, and herbs they collected for their meals. This delightful picture book is filled with the story of Lidia's Christmas traditions, delicious recipes, and decorating ideas all perfected over the years by Lidia and her family.

Lidia s Italian Table

Lidia s Italian Table
Author: Lidia Bastianich
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1998-09-02
ISBN 10: 0688154107
ISBN 13: 9780688154103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lidia s Italian Table Book Review:

Lidia's Italian Table LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH "Let me invite you on a journey with me from my childhood ..." beckons Lidia Bastianich, hostess of the national public television series Lidia's Italian Table. And what an incredible journey it proves to be. Lidia's Italian Table is overflowing with glorious Italian food, highlighted by Lidia's personal collection of recipes accumulated since her childhood in Istria, located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. Hearty and heartwarming Italian fare is what Lidia understands best, and each chapter of this gorgeous cookbook is infused with Lidia's warm memories of a lifetime of eating and cooking Italian style. Since good Italian food is based on good ingredients, Lidia includes an eloquent discourse on those products that are the cornerstones of Italian cuisine: olives (and their green-golden oil), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, porcini mushrooms, truffles, tomato paste, and hot peppers. She also explains the importance of regional wines and grappa (in flavors from honey to dried fig) in the Italian food experience. Her recipes are filled with these Italian delicacies--Fennel, Olive, and Citrus Salad; Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushroom Sauce; Seared Rabbit Loin over Arugula with Truffle Dressing; Asparagus Gratin with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese-, and Zabaglione with Barolo Wine. Lidia explores every corner of Italian cuisine: from fresh and dry pasta to gnocchi and risotto to game and shellfish, all of which Lidia transforms into exceptional Italian dishes. But that is only the beginning. There are Italian soups to savor, like hearty minestre, bread-enriched zuppe, and the light and flavorful brodi. Polenta's delicious versatility is revealed through Polenta, Gorgonzola, and Savoy Cabbage Torte and White Creamy Polenta with Fresh Plums. And Lidia's luscious dolci, or desserts, invite your indulgence with Sweet Crepes with Chocolate Walnut Filling, Blueberry-Apricot Frangipane Tart, and Soft Ice Cream with Hazelnuts. Lidia attributes her passion and appreciation for Italian food to her family. Lidia's Italian Table is filled with stories of learning to make Easter bread with her Grandma Rosa in the town's communal oven; touching and smelling her way through the food markets of Trieste with her great-aunt Zia Nina; fishing for calamari with her uncle Zio Milio; and collecting briny mussels and sea urchins along the Istrian coastline with her cousins. This gastronomic adventure is more than just a cookbook: It is an exploration into the heart of Italian cuisine.

Make It Ahead

Make It Ahead
Author: Ina Garten
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0307464881
ISBN 13: 9780307464880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make It Ahead Book Review:

The Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef shares favorite make-ahead recipes and meal-planning tips for a variety of occasions, suggesting preparation options for low-stress dishes that improve if prepared in advance. By the #1 best-selling author of Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. 1.5 million first printing.