Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious And Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master

October 15, 2013|
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious And Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
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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 MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH is the author of eight previous cookbooks, five of which have been accompanied by nationally syndicated public television series. She is the owner of the New York City restaurant Felidia, among others, and she gives lectures on Italian cuisine throughout the country. She lives on Long Island, New York.TANYA ...
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Title:Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious And Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.41 X 8.31 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.41 X 8.31 X 0.87 in
Published:October 15, 2013
Publisher:Appetite by Random House
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780449016206

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