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Carluccio's Complete Italian Food

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In this book, Antonio Carluccio distills a lifetime's knowledge of Italian food and cooking into one definitive volume. Each of the 11 chapters discusses a group of ingredients and traditional methods of preparation and production. Also included is an A-Z reference section and a selection of recipes. A detailed appendix describes Italian wines and liqueurs to suit every di ...more
Published (first published 1997)
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Jessica
If you are looking for an Italian cookbook chock-full of recipes, this is not it. If you want history and "how it's made" details, this is what you're looking for. There are a few recipes. Very few. Which was disappointing. But I discovered that there were whole sections on different aspects of Italian cuisine, from cheeses to meat to seafood and sweets. So I read the book because I always wanted to know the differences in pasta shapes and what sauces I should use for those different shapes. I a ...more
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Mar 17, 2010 Dave Riley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Detail without passion to share.A useful text.
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Italian chef, based in London.

Carluccio was given the national honour of Commendatore dell' Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana by the Italian government, in 1998 for his contribution to the Italian food industry. In 2007 he was awarded an Order of the British Empire
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