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Trattoria Cooking: More than 200 authentic recipes from Italy's family-style restaurants Paperback – December 14, 1992
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Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Back in New York City, I haunted book shops and the Library for an American "translation" of PENNE AL RADICCHIO E PANCETTA. A friend found it for us in "Trattoria Cooking" and gave us the book as a gift.
I cannot tell you how many times this easy-to-use, non-intimidating volume has saved dinner. The book is loaded with simple, authentic, family-style recipes. Every single one I've tried has turned out perfectly the first time, including the penne which is still one of my favorites. Caggiano does not drown her collection with overripe prose. Instead, she explains in one or two paragraphs why she has chosen the recipe and the region and specific trattoria it comes from. She also suggests the best wine to go with dinner. No glossy magazine photos either. Just good food. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
A small word of caution needs to be offered. Beware those of you who are calorie conscious. This book is not moderate in its results. Your grandmother's grandmother would be proud of these recipes. You will want to eat more of this wonderful stuff.
This is a nice big hardcover, but no pictures.
Trattoria Cooking takes recipes from working restaurants and puts them to work in a home's kitchen. Having working restaurant for many years and having had the great fortune of working in Southern Italy and Sicily on and off for seven years, I can say with some authority, these are tasty recipes. Most recipes don't take a lot of work once you understand what needs to be done. As I tell my students I currently teach in a culinary department, "RTFD" Read the Full Directions! If you don't understand it when you're just reading it, you certainly aren't going to do better trying to make something on the fly. Read, read, and reread.
Anyway, Biba has taken great care to find some decent and varied recipes. It's worth the price of admission to find a recipe or two that the family loves, right?
cookbook. Our family lived in Italy for 7 1/2 years and this cookbook has become almost a family bible~ we have
taped photos inside the book of our family at different trattorias in Napoli, Toscana, Venezia, etc. Lots of wine notes
and comments next to recipes we love. And there are so many fabulous recipes! Also, great suggestions for restaurants
and trattorias throughout Italy. Biba captures the spirit of Italy, the passion for food and wine and the
inspiration that comes during a truly great meal with family and friends. The info in the cookbook is thorough and
helpful, especialy if you are attempting your first risotto or polenta dish. Great pasta recipes, and most are so
easy to do. I love the various recipes for chicken also. My most loved and used cookbook in a large collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My original copy finally fell apart. Annotated and held together with tape and rubber bands it will take a place in my kitchen archives. The time had come to buy a replacement. Read morePublished 12 days ago by john westlake
Great book!!! I've had this book for years now. I always go back to it for the recipes time & again. The penne with bechamel & cheese is so simple but soo good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brett Leonard
This is the cook book you need to land an Italian Husband! The recipes are simple and delicious. Buy all of Biba Caggiano's cook books because they are all fantastic!Published 8 months ago by Dena Calabrese
I'm on my 3rd copy of this excellent cook book. I didn't wear out the other two; they were taken from home!Published 10 months ago by DenverDave
Biba is my go-to girl for all things Italian in the kitchen. It helps that I can eat in her restaurant too. Recipes straight forward without unusual ingredients. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Maggie R.
I have had this cookbook since its publication date in 1992...I reviewed this book in a monthly newsletter I wrote at the gime called "Ann's Culinary Report" which later... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Live Aloha
Every recipe I have cooked in this book has been great. It is my go to Italian cookbook. You can't go wrong with it.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful cookbook. I've had it for years. Got this one to give away.Published 23 months ago by m Tompkins