If you love authentic Italian food, or you want to, this is a great book to add to your library.
My sense is that about half of the recipes are from native Italian cooks and professional chefs and about half are inventions of Ms. Hazan.
The photographs are beautiful, the story behind each recipe is fascinating, the explanations are clear and the results are superb.
I believe this book contains true, native recipes from Italy. As such, I wanted it in my recipe library. I am satisfied with my purchase.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I interviewed Marcella Hazan and her husband, Victor, when this book first was published, and we had a wonderful discussion about the design: the end papers are her manuscript... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fran
I was in Rome when I saw it in a library, but my plane was leaving and took a picture of the cover and was delighted to find it in amazon. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Silvia M. Unzueta
Marcella Hazan is a friend of mine on Facebook and I am always elated when she takes time to write me.
This book was used but looked just like new. Read more
This is a extensive volume by a dedicated cook who loves both the cuisine and the ingredients. I will be trying Marcella's make at home version of Carta di Musica from Sardinia... Read morePublished on August 4, 2012 by swfloridacoast
The Fricassed Chicken with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes alone is worth the price of this book. It is fabulous, and is worthy of any dinner party. Read morePublished on January 12, 2010 by D. Downie
I have been too busy (aren't we all at this time of year?) to do anything more than browse the pages but so far I'm impressed. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Aussie Cook
I like the way the recepies are presented. Her book is full of technics that help one make an authentic Italian dish. Read morePublished on September 18, 2007 by Daniel D