Tom's Reviews > Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers by Jessica Theroux
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Jan 07, 2012

really liked it

This cookbook is a mixture of stories about the Italian grandmothers Jessica spends a year in Italy cooking with as well recipes that come from those meetings. The cookbook's goal seems to be geared more towards authenticity than accessability.There are lots of recipes that are time consuming and/or contain hard to find ingredients. But unlike some cookbooks, Theroux fully explains techniques needed for these recipes. Some people might have a problem with the fact that the some of the recipes aren't super accessible but I think there are plenty of cookbooks full of accessible recipes. The authenticity of both the stories and recipes is what's great about this one. I will also say that Theroux's stories are full of admiration for the people she meets, rather than the self-admiration that can come from travelogues.
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