Italian Country Cooking: The Secrets of Cucina Povera
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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

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 31st 2008 by Metro Books
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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...more
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.
I tried several recipes from this book and all were quite serviceable.
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