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In chapters that reflect the courses of a traditional Italian meal, from antipasti through soups, pasta and risottos, and dolci, Lidia presents a wealth of good everyday eating. In addition to exemplary renditions of Italian-American favorites, Lidia offers "new" Italian regional dishes, such as Long Fusilli with Saffron, Mussels, and Zucchini. Soups, a Lidia specialty, are enticingly represented with the likes of Potato, Swiss Chard, and Bread Soup. And of course there are splendid dolci--favorites like Ricotta Cheesecake, but also treats like San Martino Pear and Chocolate Tart. Throughout, Bastianich provides useful sidebars, such as one on scallopine, and fully illustrated technical instruction, detailing, for example, the best way to stuff a veal chop. With color photos of the mouthwatering dishes, tips, and other cooking insights, the book is a valuable guide to an oft-debased fare finally given its due. --Arthur Boehm
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Contains a few good recipes that I make over and over. But for the most part I use only 95% of the book.Published 26 days ago by Chrysalis
I enjoy watching Lidia's show and wanted to try some of her recipes. The best way to get them was to purchase her cook book. Read morePublished 28 days ago by J. C. Smith
This a a GREAT cookbook! I have not made one thing I didn't like! Worth every penny!Published 1 month ago by Stevie Pierce
One of the best Authentic Italian cook books. Love this. Was delivered fast as well.Published 4 months ago by Dana A. Marra