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Lidia's Family Table: More Than 200 Fabulous Italian Recipes to Enjoy Every Day--With Wonderful Ideas for Variations and Improvisations: A C
Lidia's Family Table: More Than 200 Fabulous Italian Recipes to Enjoy Every Day--With Wonderful Ideas for Variations and Improvisations
A C
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400040353
From one of America best-loved and most-admired chefs, an instructive and creative collection of over 200 recipes that bring simple, delicious Italian cooking to the family table, with imaginative ideas for variations and improvisations.

Lidia's Family Table features hundreds of fabulous new dishes that will appeal both to Lidia's loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment.

- She welcomes us to the table with tasty bites from the sea (including home-cured tuna and mackerel), seasonal salads, and vegetable surprises (Egg-Battered Zucchini Roll-Ups, Sweet Onion Gratinate).

- She reveals the secret of simple make-ahead soup bases, delicious on their own and easy to embellish for a scrumptious soup that can make a meal.

- She opens up the wonderful world of pasta, playing with different shapes, mixing and matching, and creating sauces while the pasta boils; she teaches us to make fresh egg pastas, experimenting with healthful ingredients-whole wheat, chestnut, buckwheat, and barley. And she makes us understand the subtle arts of polenta- and risotto-making as never before.

- She shares her love of vegetables, skillet-cooking some to intensify their flavor, layering some with yesterday's bread for a lasagna-like gratin, blanketing a scallop of meat with saut ed vegetables, and finishing seasonal greens with the perfect little sauce.

- She introduces us to some lesser-known cuts of meats for main courses (shoulders, butts, and tongue) and underused, delicious fish (skate and monkfish), as well as to her family's favorite recipes for chicken and a beautiful balsamic-glazed roast turkey.

- And she explores with us the many ways fruits and crusts (pie, strudel, cake, and toasted bread) marry and produce delectable homey desserts to end the meal.

Lidia's warm presence is felt on every page of this book, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she is doing, and the brilliant photographs take us right into her home, showing her rolling out pasta with her grandchildren, bringing in the summer harvest, and sitting around the food-laden family table. As she makes every meal a celebration, she invites us to do the same, giving us confidence and joy in the act of cooking.
Simple, Elegant Pasta Dinners: 75 Dishes with Inspired Sauces
Simple, Elegant Pasta Dinners
75 Dishes with Inspired Sauces
Paperback      ISBN: 1624148654

Luxurious Dinners that are Deceptively Easy to Pull Together

Nikki Marie, blogger behind Chasing the Seasons, transforms everyone's go-to pantry staple by using heirloom Italian methods to create complex flavors at home. Creative combinations like French Onion Penne, Red Wine Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Spinach and Avocado Linguine are ready faster than your go-to spaghetti and meatballs. It's easy to delight your weekend guests with Fresh Pumpkin Pappardelle with Browned Rosemary Butter or Fresh Chestnut Pasta with Sausage.

Pasta is the perfect base for everything the seasons have to offer; use flavorful produce, tender meats and fresh seafood to make every pasta into a complete meal. Discover how versatile pasta can be, with options for light lunches, inspiration for leftovers and more. Sophisticated enough to impress at a dinner party and easy enough to throw together for a quick, satisfying family dinner, these dishes make pasta night more delicious than ever.
Osteria: 1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy's Best Local Restaurants
Osteria
1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy's Best Local Restaurants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789339633
The natural follow-up to our successful La Cucina, this book offers up a more authentic take on Italian cooking than almost any cookbook in the category. It will appeal to fans of Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali who seek a more direct insight into Italian cooking, straight from the source. It has the impressive brick-package weight of Phaidon's national cuisine cookbooks, but with the Slow Food mark has more bona fides than The Silver Spoon.

With 1,000 recipes from all of Italy's regions, this book offers striking breadth and depth. These aren't chef recipes, but dishes from humble restaurants that serve cuisine specific to their home areas. This is imminently cookable Italian food. With thorough headnotes that offer fascinating cultural detail, these are more than mere instructions for cooking--together they make up a guide to a much-admired and much-desired way of life.
Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen
Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 037541150x
Lidia Bastianich, loved by millions of Americans for her simple, delectable Italian cooking, gives us her most instructive and personal cookbook yet.

Focusing on the Italian-American kitchen--the cooking she encountered when she first came to America as a young adolescent--Lidia pays homage to this "cuisine of adaptation born of necessity." But she transforms it subtly with her light, discriminating touch, using the authentic ingredients, not accessible to the early immigrants, which are all so readily available today. The aromatic flavors of fine Italian olive oil, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano and Gorgonzola dolce latte, fresh basil, oregano, and rosemary, sun-sweetened San Marzano tomatoes, prosciutto, and pancetta permeate the dishes she makes in her Italian-American kitchen today. And they will transform for you this time-honored cuisine, as you cook with Lidia, learning from her the many secret, sensuous touches that make her food superlative.

You'll find recipes for Scampi alla Buonavia (the garlicky shrimp that became so popular when Lidia served the dish at her first restaurant, Buonavia), Clams Casino (with roasted peppers and good American bacon), Caesar Salad (shaved Parmigiano makes the difference), baked cannelloni (with roasted pork and mortadella), and lasagna (blanketed in her special Italian-American Meat Sauce).

But just as Lidia introduced new Italian regional dishes to her appreciative clientele in Queens in the seventies, so she dazzles us now with pasta dishes such as Bucatini with Chanterelles, Spring Peas, and Prosciutto, and Long Fusilli with Mussels, Saffron, and Zucchini. And she is a master at teaching us how to make our own ravioli, featherlight gnocchi, and genuine Neapolitan pizza.

Laced with stories about her experiences in America and her discoveries as a cook, this enchanting book is both a pleasure to read and a joy to cook from.
Food Wine Rome
Food Wine Rome
Paperback      ISBN: 1892145715
Food Wine Rome is a tightly focused guidebook and traveler's companion to the culinary delights of Rome. For each neighborhood, listings are in three categories: 1) dining: restaurants, trattorie, osterie; 2) gourmet shopping: bakeries, markets, salami makers, cheesemongers, and more; 3) wine: shops and wine bars. A dozen or more sidebars add entertaining and informative bits of city lore, culture, customs, quotes, and anecdotes to bring alive the city's historic culinary richness: the Roman love affair with artichokes; the watermelon festival held for years on August 24, when giant, ripe watermelons would be released into the river upstream and Roman kids would dive into the river to grab them; Lucullus' Kitchen Garden; the Cacio e Pepe Family of Pastas; the cult of the strawberries of Nemi (one of whose devotees was Caligula); Papal cuisine; the Renaissance of Rome's wines; Holy Water and the Aqueducts; Spring Fever (lamb, favas, artichokes, zucchini flowers); and dozens more.

A glossary of essential Roman/Italian food terms helps make shopping, marketing, and eating fun and rewarding. It is illustrated with scores of atmospheric photographs and an overall map of central Rome, plus detailed maps for each of Rome's nine central neighborhoods, so that readers can find addresses immediately.
Zuppe: Soups from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Zuppe
Soups from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145979

Much more than a collection of remarkable soups, Mona Talbott's Zuppe is also a wise and gentle tutorial on the "the beauty and delicious rewards of frugality" and how the humblest foods can be the most profoundly satisfying. In addition to 50 recipes, Talbott shares approaches and techniques that can change the way a cook thinks about economy, improvisation, and using all the flavors and nutrients inherent in each ingredient.

A Chez Panisse graduate, Talbott was chosen by Alice Waters to be Executive Chef of the innovative Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome. There, while cooking for the Academy's creative community of scholars, historians, artists, archaeologists, and architects, Talbott perfected a repertoire of dishes made from local, seasonal, organic ingredients. Central to the menu are soups.

Inspired by the traditions of cucina povera, the so-called "cuisine of the poor" that has been the source of so many brilliant Italian dishes, Talbott's recipes waste nothing, employ the concept of arrangiarsi ("making do"), and skillfully transform leftovers. And, in another nod to the wisdom and economy of traditional kitchens, she also points out which soups can easily be made into one-dish meals with the addition of a single ingredient such as a poached egg, a piece of grilled toast, or even clams.

Organized seasonally, Zuppe also serves as a practical guide to using the bounty of farmers markets throughout the year.
A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany: Exploring & Eating Off The Beaten Track
A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany
Exploring & Eating Off The Beaten Track
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145367

Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about Tuscany, along comes Beth Elon cookbook writer and 30 year resident of a small village at the foot of the Appenines who takes us along the back roads and through the ancient hill towns to remote restaurants that are for the most part overlooked by tourists and known only to the locals. At each restaurant the cooks share their highly personal recipes for regional dishes made with local ingredients.
With this guide in hand, you ll not only know where to dine, but what to order when you get there. Each regional section begins with illuminating and absorbing explanations of what makes Tuscan cooking so unique: location, location, location. You ll read about a bean so beloved by a village that it s been elevated to cult status but that is totally unheard of a few kilometers down the road; the specialty of the Zeri Valley, a milk-fed aboriginal baby lamb, that is almost unknown elsewhere in Italy; the endless array of vegetable tarts found only in Lunigiana and Garfagnana.
Elon has organized ten itineraries that also include stops at gourmet shops, food festivals, greenmarkets, and private kitchens. Along the way, she points out significant architecture, historic sites, churches, art, museums, and points of interest in the memorable landscape. The indispensable travel information in this guide is enriched by the author s deep personal knowledge of the history and legend of the region and her delightful voice and beautiful writing."

Felidia: Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant: A Cookbook
Felidia: Recipes from My Flagship Restaurant
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524733083

Beloved chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich shares, for the first time, the timeless recipes that have made her flagship restaurant, Felidia, a New York City dining legend for almost four decades.

Ever since it opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Felidia has been revered as one of the best Italian restaurants in the country. In these pages, Lidia and longtime Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra share 115 of the recipes that capture the spirit of the Felidia menu past and present. From pastas and primi to appetizers and meats, and from breads and spreads to sides and soups, these are some of Lidia's absolute favorite dishes, lovingly adapted for home cooks to re-create in their own kitchens.

Here are recipes for old-school classics such as Pasta Primavera and Linguine with White Clam Sauce and Broccoli. Contemporary favorites include Pear and Pecorino Ravioli, Chicken Pizzaiola, Short Ribs Braised in Barolo, and Eggplant Flan with Tomato Coulis. Exquisite dessert recipes include Warm Nutella Flan, Open Cannolo and Limoncello Tiramis , while Passion Fruit Spritz and Frozen Peach Bellini come from the restaurant's lively bar. Felidia is a beautifully illustrated, full-color cookbook that takes readers behind the scenes of the restaurant's storied history and is filled with the same warmth and hospitality that are the hallmark of all of Lidia's cookbooks. It's the next-best thing to enjoying an evening out at this award-winning eatery
Essential Cooking/Cucina Essenziale
Essential Cooking/Cucina Essenziale
Hardcover      ISBN: 1862053979

Contains over 100 groundbreaking recipes, reinterpreted from old Italian traditions in response to today's demand for lighter, healthier food.

Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family Farm: A Cookbook
Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family Farm
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101983590
A stunning seasonal Italian cookbook from the creator of the award-winning blog Hortus Cuisine, featuring 125 delicious all-vegetarian recipes from the author's family farm in northeastern Italy.

As the daughter of an Italian farming family, Solfrini grew up eating fresh, local, seasonal foods, but when she moved to New York City to study design, she quickly felt the damaging effects that came with eating a new diet filled with processed foods, too much meat, and too few vegetables. When she returned to Italy, she embraced the seasonal, vegetable-friendly foods of her youth once more, and after eliminating meat from her diet, felt better than ever. Surrounded by the countryside and living on her family's farm, the inspiration to live naturally and healthfully was everywhere and she started her blog to show the world just how fresh, beautiful, and healthful vegetarian Italian cooking could be.

Naturally Vegetarian is an extension of Hortus Cusine, and will be filled with more of Solfrini's arrestingly beautiful photography of rural Italian scenery, authentic tales of Italian farm life and customs through the ages, and more of the delicious vegetarian recipes her fans have come to know and love. Naturally Vegetarian will offer readers a glimpse of a year on an Italian farm and the recipes that come with the changing of the seasons. She also shares how to stock a whole foods Italian pantry, introducing them to new ingredients like chestnut flour, farro, and tomato passata, and the fundamental recipes and techniques for preparing and cooking fresh pasta. Filled with exquisite recipes like Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Golden Onions, Chickpea Crespelle with Spring Vegetable Ragu, Piadina Romagnola with Grilled Vegetables and Tomato Pesto, Pistachio and White Chocolate Tiramisu, and so many more, Naturally Vegetarian is a celebration of Italy's colors, smells, and flavors and will show readers a new side to the traditional Italian kitchen.