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Best Italian Cookbooks

Recommendations from 21 articles, Mark Bittman, Helen Rosner.
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The Classic Italian Cook Book
The Art of Italian Cooking and the Italian Art of Eating
Marcella Hazan - 1976-02-27 (first published in 1973)
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La Cucina
The Regional Cooking of Italy
The Italian Academy of Cuisine - 2009-10-20
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Fifty years ago, a group of Italian scholars gathered to discuss a problem: how to preserve traditional Italian cooking. They formed the Italian Academy of Cuisine to document classic recipes from every region. The academy’s more than seven thousand associates spread out to villages everywhere, interviewing grandmothers and farmers at their stoves,...
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The Silver Spoon
Phaidon Press - 2005-10-01 (first published in 1950)
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The Silver Spoon is the most influential and successful cookbook in Italy. Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic. Considered to be essential in every household, it is still one of the most popular wedding presents today. The Silver Spoon was conceived and published by Domus, the design and architectural magazine famously direct...
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The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen
Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes - 2012-03-13
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“Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we ha...
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Italian Food
Elizabeth David - 1999-02-01 (first published in 1954)
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Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy...
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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Marcella Hazan - 2012-01-01 (first published in 1992)
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Pasta Grannies
The Official Cookbook
Vicky Bennison - 2019-10-29
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"When you have good ingredients, you don't have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you." – Lucia, 85Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers.Featu...
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Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine
Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali - 2015-10-27
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From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delecta...
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The Italian Baker, Revised
The Classic Tastes of the Italian Countryside--Its Breads, Pizza, Focaccia, Cakes, Pastries, and Cookies [A Baking Book]
Carol Field - 2011-11-01 (first published in 1985)
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Who can resist bruschetta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, almond-studded biscotti dipped in coffee or wine, and, of course, a thin-crusted pizza with fresh, sweet tomatoes and tangy mozzarella? These Italian classics that Americans know and love are just the beginning; there are a wealth of other equally delicious breads and sweets ...
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Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well
Pellegrino Artusi - 2003-12-27 (first published in 1891)
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First published in 1891, Pellegrino Artusi's La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangier bene has come to be recognized as the most significant Italian cookbook of modern times. It was reprinted thirteen times and had sold more than 52,000 copies in the years before Artusi's death in 1910, with the number of recipes growing from 475 to 790. And while ...
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The Splendid Table
Lynne Rossetto Kasper - 1992-09-21
My Kitchen in Rome by Rachel Roddy
My Calabria by Rosetta Costantino, Janet Fletcher
Food of the Italian South by Katie Parla
The Sicily Cookbook by Cettina Vicenzino
The Talisman Italian Cookbook by Ada Boni
Tasting Rome by Katie Parla
The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish
Pasta by Missy Robbins, Talia Baiocchi
Mastering Pasta by Marc Vetri, David Joachim
Massimo Bottura, Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura
The Complete Italian Cookbook by Manuela Anelli Mazzocco
Tasting Italy by America'S Test Kitchen
Florentine by Emiko Davies
The Classic Food of Northern Italy by Anna Del Conte
Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey by Efisio Farris, Jim Eber