The list author says: "Hello everybody, My name is Lisa and I absolutely love to cook. Although I have had no professional training, I am always open to trying new things and ideas. I have travelled to Italy 3x over the past year and taken cooking classes...I am addicted! I am always on the hunt for good AUTHENTIC ethnic cookbooks, whether they be Italian, Greek, Caribbean etc. I also have purchased many different tools while in Italy...a ravioli stamp, different pasta cutters, ravioli cutters that seal and crimp, ravioli pins, measuring cups in grams for different ingredients etc. Any ideas you can share would be wonderful, and I will also do the same!!"
"A wonderful authentic italian cookbook with excellent resources in the back. This is hands down one of my fave cookbooks. I was in Calabria and tried some of these dishes while I was there! I also love the tips for gardening and canning."
"Great tomato machine for canning tomatoes. I used to take two whole days to can a few bushels of tomatoes. With this machine, they are done in a matter of hours! Can't believe I didn't buy this many moons ago!"
"Awesome book for recipes from Roma. I have made many of them and they come out so delicious. It touches on wine, dolce, and the types of food that are common to the cooking. I love this book and use it often. Great pictures as well."