Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Carmine's Family-Style Cookbook: More Than 100 Classic Italian Dishes to Make at Home [CARMINES FAMILY-STYLE CKBK]

4.8 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"

Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food by Joseph Bastianich
An easy-to-use cookbook
Simple ways to make pasta an integral part of a healthy and well-balanced life style--even gluten-free-- the beloved first family of Italian American cooking. Learn more | See related books
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (October 31, 2008)
  • ASIN: B002HLTQZK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,302,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I'm an "Italian girl", born and bred in Brooklyn, I know my Italian food. I am a foodie and collect a roomful of cookbooks, and love this one along with the best of them. It's hard to explain the appeal of this cookbook. Yes, many recipes "seem" to be a revival of many we know, as one other reviewer chafed, that it's a repeat of the same old recipes with an ingredient changed here or there...well, I had to laugh...it's precisely that "ingredient here or there" that can make or break a dish, change it from ordinary to extraordinary...and Carmine delivers! The Pasta with sausage and broccoli in olive oil and Garlic, sounds like a simple straightforward recipe that's surely been done b/4, but not like this one! Using lots of fresh basil from the garden in summer (or frozen and used in winter), it comes out tasting like heaven and looks likewise and simple to make. It's a great family-style meal to feed a crowd and have made it many times. The recipe can be started ahead of time and finished in just minutes right before serving so it is piping hot and fresh to the table. The pasta and veggie are cooked in the same pot of water. It's just simplicity at its best. I've made shrimp fra diavolo (to eat lighter fare, ha!), it was simpler still. The Marsala dish uses a basic brown gravy recipe at back of book. I made a larger amount of the gravy one day, froze it into individualized portions for sev'l meals, and can take one out whenever the Marsala mood strikes--half the work is already done saving time and effort. This "cook once--eat many times" strategy is a Godsend when you are short on time but not appetite! I try to do this in general whenever I can. I even make extra of Carmine's toasted bread crumbs (with their blend of simple ingredients "here & there" again) to freeze; it is so tasty, I could make a meal out of just that. I look forward to trying many other dishes. This Foodie feels like I have found a hidden jewel. Great for beginners as well as advanced cooks.
2 Comments 62 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the best cookbook I have ever owned. The recipes are super easy to follow. So far I've made 3 recipes from this book and I have to admit, they were as good as the restaurant. When I tried the first recipe (Rigatoni Country Style), I thought to myself "I got lucky". But then when the Meatballs turned out delicious and the Chicken Scapariello was outstanding, I realized "this cookbook is foolproof". So, to all of you Italian food lovers out there, get your hands on this book. You won't be disappointed.
Carmine's Family-Style Cookbook: More Than 100 Classic Italian Dishes to Make at Home
Comment 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is pretty much as close as you can get to the Italian American experience in the northeast. I grew up with many of these flavors as they came out of Italian American homes. This is not the "new wave" diet conscious cooking we sometimes rightfully explore today, rather the real "home cooking" experience of immigrants from (mostly) Southern Italy and Sicily. It's easy to tweak these recipies to suit you own taste or double them without being concerned with the end result. This is what sparked America's love for "Italian food" in restaurants accross the country.I love this book!!
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I love Carmine's -- it is my favorite restaurant in the city. I am not an italian cook, so I approached this cookbook with a fair amount of trepidation....However, my worries were unfounded. This is such a beautiful and easy to use cookbook. The directions are so clear, and everything has been available at my local grocery story. I am such a novice, honestly, I had to go to customer service to find the prosciutto. I've been cooking my way through the cookbook and my family has loved it. Many thanks to Carmines for helping me to make all these wonderful dishes at home.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I made the spaghetti and meatballs for Grandparents' Day. I should have taken photos before I put them out for lunch because they are all gone. I have had so much praise for my cooking, but all I did was follow the recipe. I also made the spinach with garlic and oil, and the pingnoli cookies also disappeared. My cookies came out a bit hard, but that was because my hand mixer was having a hard time with the almond paste. They tasted awesome though. I am so happy I bought this book to make such a nice memorable family event. I am looking forward to trying all the other recipes!!! My dad hardly ever praises anything but he told me several times that I made restaurant quality food, he was very impressed. He is a very tough man to impress.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
i have already tried 4 recipes from this delicious cookbook. i am a frequent guest at the restaurant and these recipes did not disappoint.
1 Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My family and I are HUGE fans of Carmine's restaurants. We are always trying to find reasons to make the trip to NYC or Atlantic City just to go to Carmine's. I really wanted to find the recipes to our favorite dishes so we could enjoy them more often than once or twice a year. I purchased the book immediately after finding it. I received it in one day and couldn't wait to start cooking! I read the entire book first and chose to make angel hair pasta with garlic and oil. It was AMAZING!! Exactly like what you get in the restaurant. The only thing I don't like it the cookbook says chopped garlic, but the restaurant uses thinly sliced or shaved garlic. I sliced the garlic thinly and it was perfect. I can't wait to cook my way through this book. Finally...REAL Italian food!!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews