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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 191 pages
  • Publisher: JG Press; 1ST edition (January 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885440022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885440020
  • ASIN: 1572153741
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great book for those that love Italian food.
TAnijar
This is a large book with beautiful color photos of the many recipes and easy to follow directions for delicious Italian family cuisine; appetizers through desserts.
acressy
My parents are Italian immigrants and my mother is a fantastic cook and she has loved each and every recipe that I have tried from this cookbook.
Rita Downes

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Corn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Forget Balduccis and other places with fancy prices and less than superb food - get this and wow your friends and family without knocking yourself out - or hurting your budget. I have already tested several of these recipes and they are superb! Full-color photos of every recipe on every page and great directions. These are the real thing, too, everyday cooking (as well as fancier, more expensive recipes if you like) for true culinary feasts, Italian style. All the pasta dishes you'd expect, plus a wealth of seafood recipes - from seafood marinara to calimari. There's even a recipe for Duck Casserole which I'd like to try soon. If you find a copy, you'll probably pay a pretty penny, but you won't regret it. Worth every penny I've paid and I'd gladly pay double the price for this one!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Caro61 on May 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My sister had this book and made the Manicotti Crepes and meatballs for a family dinner. I liked it so much, I bought my own copy of the book. Elodia's recipes are great, they are old-fashioned good but suited to the busy working cook.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Luchs on December 21, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I love this cookbook!!! Her recipes are just like my Grandmother used to make. Unfortunately all of our family recipes are not written down. So whenever I am unsure of how to make something I check with Elodia!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Mrs. Rigante and my husband's grandmother were aquaintances in her Brooklyn neighborhood; they lived just a few blocks from one another. Grandma didn't write down a lot of her recipes, so Mrs. Rigante's cookbook is a lifesaver. Their recipes are so similar it's like having a bit of home every time you open up the book. We can't look through it without getting hungry! Every recipe we've tried is excellent, and I love the family anecdotes and pictures. This is a staple for every cookbook collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2004
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I borrowed the cookbook from my Sister inlaw and loved it. I had to get a copy and luckily I found one! The recipes are fantastic I really love the book. I am italian and these recipes remind me of my Grandmothers cooking. Elodia is the best! Buy it if you can find a copy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By carol p hodson on January 3, 2003
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When she arrivd at Ellis Island from Italy, my Grandmother Chiarella Derlitz brought what I have always believed to be the BEST Italian recipes possible. If she didn't make it, it wasn't really Italian.. Well, Grandma would have approved of Elodia Rigante's Italian Immigrant Cooking. So many of Mama Rigante's recipes are simple twists on grandma's favorites, complete with family photos that could be my own. The recipes that she has included that are new to me feel as if I've known them forever. Get this book back in print! Now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. H. VINE VOICE on April 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love this cookbook. It reminds me of my own family. My father was from Italy, and he used to cook like this all the time. Unfortunately he passed away when I was very young, so I never got to ask him about certain recipes. When I read the reviews on this cookbook, I knew I had to have it. I'm so glad I decided to get it, because the recipes that I have tried so far are great. I also like the little stories that she has, it reminds me of pictures of my family as well.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew S. Urbanic on February 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I got this book as a gift, and I've tossed other books out of the way as a result. The recipes are delicious, honest and easy. They are from a time when you didn't need $4000-worth of appliances to make dinner, and I have found that all of the recipes I've used in the book are superb.
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