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.
Hazan is (well, was) that rarity in this crazily media-driven, food-faddy, celebrity-chef world---an authentic voice. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Gentle Reader
Until recently, I had not heard of Marcella Hazan. I owe my good fortune to an article in the local newspaper, where the writer lamented the one-year anniversary of her passing, at... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike S
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 11 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 12 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 19 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