From Publishers Weekly
The authors of Simple Italian Sandwiches have returned to print with more panini, alongside a variety of small plates including bruschette, salads, spiedini (skewers) and pizzas. Quality ingredients and simple preparation are the basis for the 80-plus recipes, designed for entertaining or easily grouped together for casual mid-day and evening meals. Organized by occasion, chapters such as World Cup Final and Backyard Bocce Tournament may not have significance for many American home cooks, but nevertheless ground the spirit of the book, which include delicious musts such as the classic dish of arancini (rice balls), stuffed fried zucchini flowers, sliced skirt steak panini, and sweet pea bruschetta with mint and pecorino. Headnotes are filled with pertinent information on ingredients and serving suggestions, and paired cocktail recipes make nice additions. Its handy trim size and well-shot, full-page color photos make this an appealing gift title, ideal for housewarmings. (Nov.)
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“Filled with pertinent information on ingredients and serving suggestions, and paired cocktail recipes make nice additions. Include(s) delicious musts such as the classic dish of arancini (rice balls). Its handy trim size and well-shot, full-page color photos make this an appealing gift title, ideal for housewarmings.” (Publishers Weekly)
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“The recipes in SIMPLE ITALIAN SNACKS are easy to make, fun, and produce deliciousness of the highest order. Jason Denton and Kathryn Kellinger show all of us how elementally simple and satisfying Italian food can be.” (Ed Levine, Author of NEW YORK EATS and A SLICE OF HEAVEN and the founder of Seriouseats.com, named one of the fifty top websites of 2008 by Time.com)
“Any one of these 80 inventive and flavorful little bites--some quite elegant--will make your next party the talk of the neighborhood.” (Newark Star Ledger)