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Patricia Wells' Trattoria: Simple and Robust Fare Inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy

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Whether it's a bustling eatery in the heart of Florence or a tiny alcove tucked away on a side street in Venice, the trattoria is where Italians go for robust flavors, great friendship, and good times. Patricia Wells' Trattoria now feeds America's passion for Italian food with 150 authentic recipes. Savor a Fresh Artichoke Omelet, succulent Lamb Braised in White Wine, Garl ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 16th 2001 by William Morrow Cookbooks (first published January 1st 1993)
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This is my favorite cookbook of all time and I wish I had it in hardcover because it is falling apart. It is accessible, authentic, and I LOVE the little stories about why she's chosen each take on a classic or where she was inspired/discovered a new and amazing combination. I have never made anything from this book that didn't come out amazing.
I use this cookbook pretty regularly. It's full of recipes where it takes longer for me to cook the pasta that it does to make the sauce. Most of the recipes use fairly common ingredients that I can find in our small-town grocery stores with few problems. I love the penne with vodka sauce and the pasta with eggplant and mozzarella.
Great cookbook of rustic Italian dishes. Not a lot of history of the dishes, though enough background to be interesting. Lots of hearty soup recipes I will be using this winter.
recipes usually involve less than 10 ingredients. very easy to use and food tastes complex. try the sun dried tomato pesto w rosemary and other herbs.
This is actually one of my favorite cookbooks right now. The risotto recipes are wonderful.
Some very quick and easy apps including an amazing easy and delicious goat cheese spread.
I love this cookbook! It's full of simple, delicious Italian recipes.
May 01, 2007 Citoyenne rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Reasonable, fairly simple, and occasionally vegetarian. I am a fan.
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Patricia Wells (born 5 November 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a cookbook author and teacher who divides her time between Paris and Provence. Her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence (1996) won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook. Wells is the only American and the only woman to be a restaurant critic for a major French publication, L'Express (1988–1991). She was also a rest ...more
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