Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Hardcover | October 27, 1992

byMarcella Hazan

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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 failed, Marcella has brilliantly succeeded in capturing (and conveying to the reader on every page) the feel, the aromatic scent, the subtle nuances of fresh country flavors and, above all, the easy uncomplication of Italian food prepared in the Italian style.”

Now a new generation is ready to master the art of Italian cooking, and their bible will be Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking—this new volume that combines the two books, updates and expanded throughout. Designed as a basic manual for cooks on every level—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.

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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 mo...

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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 failed, Marcella has brilliantly succeeded in capturing (and convey...

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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 failed, Marcella has brilliantly succeeded in capturing (and convey...

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. In 1967 she and her husband, Victor, an Italian-born American, came to New York, and shortly thereafter Mrs. Hazan started giving lessons in Italian coo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 9.6 × 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 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