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Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook

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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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Stacey
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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.
Melanie Buchleiter
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.
Phillip
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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.
Danielle
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Amazing local Italian recipes. Not your typical Italian American variety. Some ingredients are a little hard to find in the states (such as fresh porchini mushrooms).
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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.
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