Italy Today: the Beautiful Cookbook: Contemporary Recipes Reflecting Simple, Fresh Italian Cooking

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First published in 1988, Italy the Beautiful Cookbook (200,000 copies sold) set the standard for exquisite presentation of Italy's authentic cuisine, combining recipes with scenic photography and details of each region. Now, nine years later, with worldwide interest in Italian food booming and a new Italian cuisine emerging, this new book has new power to satisfy the cook and traveler in us all.

With the accelerated pace of contemporary life, Italians have had to change their style of eating. This has created fresh ideas, quick approaches to the classics, rediscovered heritage dishes, and a more relaxed way of assembling menus. This new style is reflected in the more than 220 recipes culled from cooks throughout Italy. Emphasis is on light first courses and vegetable dishes; simply prepared fish, poultry and meats; and homemade breads, pizzas and desserts. Photographs of each region accompany these mouthwatering recipes. From the Alps to Sicily, from the fragrant herbs of Liguria to the pungent olives of Puglia, readers will delight in rediscovering the pleasures of this inspiring beloved country.

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Bellissima!
Welcome to the Italy of your dreams. Our goal in this book was not to present a romanticized Italy, but to show you the true country in all of its beauty and color, but also in a way that expresses how Italians really live and eat now. The recipes represent contemporary Italian taste, and bear in mind that cooks in the busy modern world have less time for laborious cooking, but have not lost their interest in flavor, fragrance, texture, and quality. For readers looking for other books in a similar spirit, check out "Recipes From Paradise: Life and Food on the Italian Riviera", "Lorenza's Pasta", and "Italy for the Gourmet Traveler". Buon appetito!

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Book Description Beautiful Cookbooks, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Published in 1988, Italy the Beautiful Cookbook set the standard for exquisite presentation of the country's authentic cooking. Since then, worldwide interest in the food of Italy has boomed while Italians have continued to adapt their style of eating to the accelerated pace of contemporary life. Kitchens there abound with fresh ideas, streamlined approaches to the classics, rediscovered heritage dishes and a more casual way or assembling menus. Yet every dish is still prepared in the spirit of la cucina italiana, using only the freshest ingredients, simply combined. The delicious results are gathered in Italy Today the Beautiful Cookbook. Emphasis is on lighter first courses and vegetable dishes; easily prepared fish, poultry and meats; homemade breads, pizzas and desserts. Enjoy crostoni of pecorino cheese and fava beans on grilled bread, or ravioli filled with squash flowers followed by grilled scampi with lemon sauce. Taste updated classics such as stracciatella alla maggiorana, Roman egg soup with fresh marjoram; or pollo arrosto al balsamico - roasted chicken sparked with balsamic vinegar. Or relax with a slice or orange cake and a glass of Vin Santo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0002250535

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