Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella HazanEssentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

byMarcella Hazan

Hardcover | October 27, 1992

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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.
MARCELLA HAZAN was born in Cesenatico, a fishing village on the Adriatic in Emilia-Romagna, Italy’s foremost gastronomic region. After receiving her doctorates from the University of Ferrara in natural sciences and in biology, she lived and traveled throughout Italy. With the publication of The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classi...
Title:Essentials of Classic Italian CookingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 1.7 inPublished:October 27, 1992Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:039458404X

ISBN - 13:9780394584041

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great1 so many amazing recipes that were pretty easy to follow!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number One The be all and end all of Italian Cuisine cookbooks. If you ever have a query or a craving - just open up Marcella's book and all your questions will be answered - and you'll have dinner on the table!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic As the title suggests, this book is an essential for any kitchen. The descriptions in the recipes, and the notes regarding the ingredients, how to choose them, and how to shop for them, are a great read for anyone with an interest in food, not only Italian cooking.,
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, this is The Classic Read this if you want to understand truly authentic Italian food - how to cook them in Italy, not the American-ized version.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly essential Easy to understand recipes, simple ingredients, fantastic food. Everything I've made so far has been drool-worthy. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Essential Italian Cookbook This is the best Italian cookbook out there, bar none, and one of the very best cookbooks written. The instructions are straightforward and detailed - sometimes maddeningly detailed. The results are superior from the ver first recipe - a person with no experience in the kitchen at all will know exactly what to do.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for a bridal shower gift. everything my daughter needs to know about italian cooking
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic I tried 3 recipes from this book and it was disappointing.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must for Food Lover To have a great cookbook, you need more than authentic recipes. You need to provide to the reader the different techniques he will need to successfully make the recipes. This book does that brilliantly. And please, do not let the absence of photos stop you from enjoying this book. Everything is so well written you will not miss them. To this day I have yet to find a better Italian cookbook, it is truly indispendable. N.B. You absolutly have to try the Bolognese Sauce, if you follow the recipe exactly, that means every ingredient even the milk and wine, you will end up with a sauce so good there are no word to describe it.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Authentic! This is the only Italian cookbook whose recipes jive with my beloved Italian grandmother. Very authentic, easy to follow recipes. Lots of hints on varying the dishes, on selecting ingredients, etc. You can't lose on buying this one. The best Italian cookbook on the market (I've looked!).
Date published: 2000-11-19

From Our Editors

Like a temptress, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking seductively draws readers into a world of tantalizing tastes so appealing that the book itself risks being eaten. All the flavours of Italy are packed into one volume of authentic, delicious recipes ripe with the foolproof techniques that made Marcella Hazan's masterpieces, The Classic Italian Cookbook and More Classic Italian Cooking, the most acclaimed, consulted and enjoyed cookbooks in their field. Offering 50 new recipes, not to mention health-conscious revisions of the classics, it's a must for anyone that appreciates the art of Italian cooking.

Editorial Reviews

"This will become the essential Italian cookbook for an entire generation...Filled with culinary wisdom and crystal-clear recipes."
Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue

"The book will be of use to both beginners and aficionados and more than ever deserves its place among the first ranks of cookbooks in English."
The New Yorker