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Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook
Each title in this award-winning series offers an exquisite region-by-region taste tour filled with culinary specialties and surprises. Included in each large-form at volume are gorgeous food and landscape photographs.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 7th 1989 by Beautiful Cookbooks
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I got this cookbook many years ago from my aunt and I have loved it ever since. Nice, authentic Italian recipes (at least as far as I know being an American) that are simple and delicious. I also appreciate that the book is arranged regionally and offers some historic and cultural tidbits. That makes every dish a little more interesting.
Although I have checked the box that says I'm finished with this book, that's not quite true. I have read through it now a couple of times & I will keep going back to it for various recipes that are fantastic. It has become one of my favorite go-to cook books.
Excellent...I've tried most of the recipies in this book, and they all came out nicely. The book rightly divides Italian cuisine into the country's regions, with their distinct ways of adapting to local produce and game. Highly recommended.
Lorenza de Medici has published more than 30 cookbooks. She has appeared in a 13-part series on Italian cooking for public television and conducts a cooking school at Badia a Coltibuono, an 11th-century estate and winery near the Chianti region of Tuscany. She divides her time between Milan and Badia a Coltibuono.More about Lorenza de'Medici...