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Italian Country Cooking: The Secrets of Cucina Povera

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Italian Country Cooking is about the real food of Italy. It is about cucina povera, the name Italians give to traditional cooking, the kind that is more likely to be found in humble trattorias, homes and farmhouses than in fancy restaurants.

As cookbook author Loukie Werle explains, cucina povera has no adequate translation–it can mean “poor cook” or “country food”–but it t

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Metro Books
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Michelle
Sep 09, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
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Italian Country Cooking: The Secrets of Cucina Povera by Loukie Werle. 5★♥

cucina povera, according to the author, it's pronounced koo-CHEE-nah POH-veh-rah. And that there isn't an exact translation, but "the poor cook" and "country cook" is a good description. And that it's all "about the real food of Italy." Well the recipes she has on here sounds good. My mom and I are tempted to try some. But alas, this book is for my aunt (who's mother is 100% Italian). But we are tempted to buying this
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minervasowl
Nov 26, 2012 minervasowl rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-cooking, italy
Although I spend quite a bit of time reading and daydreaming about France and Paris when it comes to food (especially cheese), wine, fashion, art, history and scenery, when I read a book like this, I think that Italy might be the way to go instead. Not that I haven't also long been a fan of Italian food, wine, fashion, history, art and scenery, but the daydreams are usually about Paris and France.

The first section of the book is devoted to pasta, probably my second favorite food after cheese, an
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Dianna
Aug 29, 2011 Dianna rated it really liked it
I tried several recipes from this book and all were quite serviceable.
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My favorite cookbook of all time. The tiramisu recipe is to die for! And I don't even tend to like tiramisu.
Herman
Dec 10, 2011 Herman rated it really liked it
My favourite and most used Italian cook book. The recipes are simple, relatively easy to make, and work beautifully. The author clearly has a great knowledge and respect for Italian food.
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