Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Hardcover | October 27, 1992

byMarcella Hazan

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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.

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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 Cl...

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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...

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Almost twenty years ago, with the publication of The Classic Italian Cook Book, followed by More Classic Italian Cooking, Marcella Hazan introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. As Roy Andries de Groot wrote, “Marcella’s book is the most authentic guide to Italian food ever written in the U.S. Where other authors fail...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 9.49 × 7 × 1.72 inPublished:October 27, 1992Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:039458404X

ISBN - 13:9780394584041

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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.

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"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