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Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees

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Lidia Bastianich—one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America—presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of the recipes that have become her go-to meals for her very own family. But these are not only Lidia’s personal favorites; this book is a love letter to her fans. Here, she is giving us the recipes for dishes that you have raved a ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Knopf (first published January 1st 2012)
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Her "Italian" recipes come mostly from Northern Italy and use more dairy then those of us with Southern Italian heritage are used to. But, the recipes that she clearly labels as "Italian American" are familiar to anyone of Italian descent that grew up in the Northeast in the 50's, 60's and 70's. One fault I find with the book is that in every recipe with pasta in it she has cut and pasted the directions for cooking the pasta. Just a way to add pages to the book as she could have just listed it o ...more
Simple, easy to follow recipes included many different sauces. I can use this book to make quick Italian dishes after any work night and even though they would come out looking like I spent alot of time, they are actually pretty simple. While there are pictures in this book, there are not pictures of every dish.

Penne with Cherry Tomtoes, Basil, and fresh bite-sized mozzarella

Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana

Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Blueberry Apricot Frangipane Tart

Yummy recipes! Can't wait to start!
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The recipes were boring and I didn't find one thing I wanted to save and try at a later date. Meh. I was amazed how many recipes called for such really basic ingredients: canned tomatoes, basil, pasta. Geezum crow.
Some really good simple Italian recipes. Her recipes reflect mostly northeastern Italian cooking. Just be alert to that.
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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an American chef, businesswoman and restaurateur.

Specializing in Italian and Croatian cuisine, she has been a regular contributor to the PBS cooking show lineup since 1998. In 2007, she launched her third TV series, Lidia's Italy. She also owns four Italian restaurants in the U.S. in partnership with her son, the winemaster and restaurateur, Joseph Bastianich: Felidi
More about Lidia Matticchio Bastianich...
Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen Lidia's Italy Lidia's Family Table Lidia's Italy in America Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes

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