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Everyone needs this--Not JUST for Italian food lovers...Rocco's best yet!,
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This review is from: Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy--All Under 350 Calories (Hardcover)
NET-Italian is an absolutely phenomenal cookbook!
First, I must say it's wayyyyy more than an ITALIAN food cookbook. Yes,the recipies are Italian, but the diversity of the recipes, preparations, and ingredients make this a very special and multifaceted cookbook. The Italian classics are present (ziti, mama's meatballs,chicken parm, caprese salad, risotto,linguini w/ clams, cannolis, panna cotta,etc), but does grilled Swordfish w/ Salsa Verde sound good to you? How about Lamb Loin chops with rosemary, lemon pasta w/ shrimp, Fat-free ricotta cheesecake,or pine nut cookies? It's all in there BUT the best part is there is nothing over 350 calories--AAAhh-freaking-mazing!
This is a gorgeous hardback book, with beautiful and bold color photos. Not only are the food photos glorious, but Rocco included several pics of the women who inspired these delicious recipies and of course his own mother and family pics are so sweet. You can FEEL the time, love, and passion he dedicated to producing this book.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, I have all of the Now Eat this series and can VERIFY that THIS FOOD WILL NOT TASTE LIKE DIET FOOD! It is DELICIOUS and LOW CAL. If you are following Rocco's NET Diet plan (incidiently on page 350 of the book Rocco has the NETItalian food plan-which incorporates recipes from NET, NETDiet, and NETItalian) you will lose weight. I have lost 30 lbs following the NETDiet and NEVER felt deprived, hungry, or grumpy. This man is brilliant!
You NEED to buy this book! If My review hasn't convinced you then at least buy the book bc not only is Rocco a brilliant award winning chef that has helped hundred's of thousands of people live better lives, he is actually a decent human being. I have met him a couple of times and he could not be a nicer, sweeter, and more likable person! I would also recommend checking out his new cooking show (yay he's cooking again) Now Eat This w/ RD (check the tribune network stations in your area)and visiting the Now Eat This Truck in NYC.
Best wishes and congrats on deciding to buy the next NYT Best-seller cookbook!