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. From the Hardcover edition.

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine
Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 0385349475
ISBN 13: 9780385349475
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. From the Hardcover edition.

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:

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, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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!"

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:

One of the most beloved chefs and authors in America 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 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 good 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—she 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. The key to her delectable fish and meat cooking is the aromatic vegetables that so often form an integral part of the dish—sole with oregano, vidalias, and tomatoes; tenderloin with potatoes, peppers, and onions; sausages with bitter broccoli. Try her version of scallopine with sautéed lemon slices, garlic slivers, capers, and green olives—you’ll be hooked. Soups are Lidia’s specialty, particularly hearty bean and pasta soups—meals in themselves. And you can top off a Lidia feast with traditional Italian-American favorites, such as a perfect Zabaglione or cannoli, or one of her own creations—Lemon Delight or Roasted Pears and Grapes. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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 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:

In this exciting new book the incomparable Lidia takes us on a gastronomic journey—from Piemonte to Puglia—exploring ten different regions that have informed her cooking and helped to make her the fabulous cook that she is today. In addition, her daughter Tanya, an art historian, guides us to some of the nearby cultural treasures that enrich the pursuit of good food. · 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 are 140 delectable recipes to be found as you make this journey with Lidia. And along the way, with Tanya to guide you, you’ll stop to admire Raphael’s fresco Triumph of Galatea, a short walk from the market in Rome; the two enchanting women in the Palazzo Abbatellis in Palermo; and the Roman ruins in Friuli, among many other delights. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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 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.

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.

La Cucina Di Lidia

La Cucina Di Lidia
Author: Lidia Bastianich,Jay Jacobs
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780385245111
ISBN 13: 0385245114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Cucina Di Lidia Book Review:

Now available as a handsome Broadway trade paperback: The debut cookbook of celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, whose three cookbooks have netted nearly 320,000 copies to date. She's become famous for her Italian-American cuisine, but Lidia Bastianich's early repertoire focused on the distinctive Italian cuisine of Istria, her native land, located on Italy's northeastern Adriatic coast and bordering the former Yugoslavia. Encompassing recipes, memories, and photographs from her childhood, Lidia's premiere cookbook is in many ways her most personal. La Cucina di Lidia invites readers to savor antipasti such as Polenta with Fontina and Porcini Mushrooms or Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad. Rice and pastas include Plum Gnocchi, Risotto with Squash Blossoms and Zucchini and Tagliatelle with Leek Sauce. Entrees feature fish (Swordfish in Sweet and Sour Sauce), fowl (Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Orange), meat (Stuffed Breast of Veal), and game (Duck Roasted with Sauerkraut). Desserts range from ChocolateZabaglione Cake to Apple-Custard Tart. La Cucina di Lidia highlights an Italian cuisine infused with the flavors of Eastern Europe. In this cookbook classic, Lidia Bastianich brings uncomplicated recipes yet unforgettable tastes to the table.

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Author: Marcella Hazan
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780307958303
ISBN 13: 0307958302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Book Review:

The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. Essentials of Italian Cooking is a culinary bible for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking, bringing together Marcella Hazan’s most beloved books, The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking, in a single volume, updated and expanded with new entries and 50 new recipes. Designed as a basic manual for cooks of all levels of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals—it offers both an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. As home cooks who have used Marcella’s classic books for years (and whose copies are now splattered and worn) know, there is no one more gifted at teaching us just what we need to know about the taste and texture of a dish and how to achieve it, and there is no one more passionate and inspiring about authentic Italian food.

Rustic Italian Food

Rustic Italian Food
Author: Marc Vetri,David Joachim
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1607740796
ISBN 13: 9781607740797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rustic Italian Food Book Review:

From acclaimed Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri comes a celebration of handcrafted, regional Italian cooking that advocates a hands-on, back-to-the-basics approach to cooking. Slow-cooked meats, homemade breads, and flavorful pastas are the traditional comfort-food classics that Italians have been roasting, baking, curing, and making in their own kitchens for generations--dishes that people actually want to cook and eat. Home cooks of every skill level will revel in the 120 recipes, such as sweet Fig and Chestnut Bread, rich Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi, savory Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder, and fragrant Apple Fritters. But Rustic Italian Food is much more than just a collection of recipes. With detailed, step-by-step instructions for making terrines, dry-cured salami, and cooked sausage; a thorough guide to bread and pasta making; and a primer on classic Italian preserves and sauces, Rustic Italian Food is also an education in kitchen fundamentals. In this book Marc Vetri connects us directly to the essence of Italian food.

Old World Italian

Old World Italian
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0525610413
ISBN 13: 9780525610410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old World Italian Book Review:

Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple, authentic recipes inspired by the country's devoted producers and rich food heritage. Through her gorgeous cookbooks A Kitchen in France and French Country Cooking, a generation of readers fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her lively family, and their band of smooth fox terriers. In their newest cookbook, the Thorissons put a pause on their lives in the idyllic French countryside to start a new adventure in Italy and satisfy their endless curiosity and passion for the magic of Italian cooking. Old World Italian captures their journey and the culinary treasures they discovered. From Tuscany to Umbria to Naples and more, Mimi dives into Italy's diverse regional cuisines and shares 100 recipes for authentic, classic dishes, enriched by conversations with devoted local food experts who share their time-worn techniques and stories. You'll luxuriously indulge in dishes culled from across the country, such as plump agnolotti bathed in sage and butter from the north, the tomato-rich ragus and pastas of the southwest, and the multi-faceted, seafood-laden cuisine of Sicily. The mysteries of Italian food culture will unravel as you learn to execute a perfect Neapolitan-style pizza at home or make the most sublime, yet elemental cacio e pepe. Full of local color, history, and culture, plus evocative, sumptuous photography shot by husband Oddur Thorisson, Old World Italian transports you to a seat at the family's table in Italy, where you may never want to leave.

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!

Cooking in a Small Kitchen

Cooking in a Small Kitchen
Author: Arthur Schwartz
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 1250162874
ISBN 13: 9781250162878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooking in a Small Kitchen Book Review:

Cooking in a Small Kitchen is a four-star cooking guide that shows you how to cut loose like a cordon bleu chef in a kitchen the size of a closet. If cramped quarters have stifled your menu or limited your company for dinner, Arthur Schwartz, expansive Daily News food editor, tells you how to prepare delicious, sophisticated cuisine in a pinch for yourself and any number of guests. A devotee of the small kitchen himself (“the small size of your kitchen actually dictates a few of the basic rules of good, basic cooking and sensible easting”), Schwartz gives invaluable tips on how to juggle space and get double use from utensils, discusses ranges, extols food processors for the time and effort they save, and compiles “must have” lists of implements for the efficient kitchen. Ranging from the modest to the opulent, the 236 international recipes in Cooking in a Small Kitchen include entries for soups, pasta, salads, one-pot and skillet dinners, and desserts, in addition to unique sections on breakfast or brunch and dinners for two and four that provide complete menus and advise you on timing and what kitchenware to use. A creative gourmet, well versed in the world’s great culinary traditions, Schwartz masterfully teaches readers how to manage a king's cuisine in a pauper's pantry.

Dolce Famiglia

Dolce Famiglia
Author: David Rocco
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1443445282
ISBN 13: 9781443445283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dolce Famiglia Book Review:

A tavola non si invecchia. At the table (with good friends and family) you do not grow old. In his first two bestselling cookbooks, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and Made in Italy, celebrity chef and author David Rocco gave readers delicious traditional Italian recipes that any home cook can master. His inspiration, as always: the fresh, simple cooking of the Italian Cucina Povera, or peasant cuisine, that has inspired people around the world. He continues that trend with David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia. This book is all about family cooking. Dolce Famiglia includes many of David’s family-friendly recipes, running the gamut from essential sauces every home cook should have in their repertoire to snacks, salads, mains and desserts that he makes for his own family. But more than that, the book pays tribute to the people who have inspired him, by telling their stories and sharing their recipes. Dolce Famiglia explores family cooking and heritage foods from across Italy, focusing on the families who have worked as food purveyors over generations. Featuring the richly textured photography and gorgeous design of the previous titles, Dolce Famiglia looks at the stories behind such iconic and delicious Italian exports as parmigiano reggiano, gelato and balsamic vinegar, offering the kind of treasured, always-in-the-family recipes that are such a hallmark of Italian cuisine. As David puts it, “At the end of the day ingredients don’t have hearts and souls. It’s the people and the families who pour their blood, sweat and tears into the making of these iconic products. It’s families who are the gatekeepers to this traditional style of cooking.”