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.
If you like to cook, and especially Italian food, you need to get to know Marcella. I am sorry she had passed away. I love my copy.Published 2 days ago by Linda H. Fleming
Book came in very good condition. I was looking for an Italian cookbook that had a variety of easy to prepare dishes while using fresh ingredients and this book does that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael J. Splaine
Hazan is (well, was) that rarity in this crazily media-driven, food-faddy, celebrity-chef world---an authentic voice. Read morePublished 3 months 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 5 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 14 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 15 months ago by Fran