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The Italian Cook Book the Art of Eating Well - Practical Recipes of the Italian Cuisine - Pastries, Sweets, Frozen Delicates, and Syrup

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 164 pages
Published March 4th 2009 by Camp Press (first published March 24th 1919)
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Italo Italophiles
The free e-book cookbook is a back-to-basics, farmhouse-style recipe book that features all the classic recipes of the Italian cucina casalinga, Italian housewife cookery.

The Preface stresses that the Italian cuisine is "palatable, nourishing and economical". It also affirms that Italians are: ...among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense has been attained to a very high degree. There is also an odd mention of the "splendid manhood and womanhood of I
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Ivonne Rovira
Most cookbooks published in 1919 have not aged well. The recipes are either indecipherable (today's recipes have much more precise measurements) or unpalatable according to today's taste (Suet pudding? Fried calf's brains? No thanks!) Maria Gentile's The Italian Cook Book: The Art of Eating Well wears much better. Sure, some of the recipes -- homemade tomato sauce -- won't appeal to busy cooks who value time over pennies; other recipes -- liver and other organ meats -- won't appeal because of ch ...more
Alice Peake
Food economy and creativity

After reading I am more aware of my own food waste which could be turned into a unique meal with the ingenuity of cooks who had less culinary advantages but more "culinary acumen"!
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Feb 23, 2014 Lawrence marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting. Since there wasn't a chapter/recipe listing in the front, I don't think I could actually use this like a traditional cookbook since I couldn't "search" recipes. Shame. Some of the recipes were interesting enough that I'd like to make them, but since I don't have an idetic memory I'd probably get fed up or distrated before I found the one I wanted.
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