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buon cibo - good Italian-American food and then some
on October 28, 2011
Lidia has created a cookbook that showcases Italian-American food from across America. She visits cities from the Bronx to San Diego, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Kansas City. She expands the idea of Italian food to include Baltimore's famous Faidley's crab cakes which will be one of the greatest recipes you could ever get and muffuletta sandwiches from New Orleans.
She tells a bit about each recipe and even more about the communities she visited and the people she met. There are few pictures of the recipes themselves. There are many of Lidia and the places she went to. Included are recipes for: antipasti, zuppe, sandwiches and pizza, salads, pasta, vegetables and sides, seafood, meat and desserts. She incorporates a list of episodes from her television series `Lidia's Italy in America', seasons 1 and 2 and recipes from the series. An index lists by recipe name and ingredient.
The recipes are not difficult, they are written out clearly with the number of servings. We have already enjoyed; Italian American meatloaf, almond pine nut cookies and lemon granita and of course the crab cake recipe is marvelous.
This is a book that many would want to add to their cookbook collection if they are fans of Lidia and/or Italian cooking.