By the author of "Classic Italian Cookbook". This is a further book of Italian cuisine. She shares the the essence of her cooking style and her knowledge of Italian cuisine. Her recipes derive from her everyday life and a desire to put good food on the table.
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Any new book by Marcella Hazan, the benign presiding goddess of Italian cooking, is sufficient reason for rejoicing, but in Marcella Cucina she has chosen to offer the reader not just a collection of recipes but something much more personal. The dozens of recipes are set against the background of her life in Italy and the USA, her cooking, her shopping (mouth-watering descriptions of the Rialto market in Venice), her travels, her teaching, her friends. As she explains, the book's title means 'Marcella Cooks': "That is precisely what this new work of mine is about: what I cook and how I cook. And a little bit about why I cook." The what and the how and the why are those of an incorruptible purist: nothing in her cooking and writing is unexamined. Careful and often very subtle accounts of how she arrived at particular combinations of ingredients and techniques show clearly the qualities that make her such a fine writer and teacher. The exquisite Poached Fresh Tuna Marinated in a Caper and Anchovy Sauce is a perfect example of this: it is essentially a refinement of Vitello Tonnato, with the veal abstracted and attention concentrated on the tuna itself. In the discussion of Risotto with Mushrooms and Almonds she explains how the addition of almonds to the cooked mushrooms restores the faint flavour of the nut they have when raw. Even the simplest recipes in this marvellously intelligent book- -and some of them are very simple indeed--are subjected to the same inspired scrutiny. Nobody with any interest in what makes good cooking of any kind good should miss it. -- Robin Davidson
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Photography by Alison Harris (illustrator). Stated First Edition. New hardcover, stated 1st edition, new unclipped jacket protected in a carefully applied mylar cover & showing orig. $35.00 price at to right front inside flyleaf, handsome cleanable gloss-laminated board cover w/ design-ornamented front & back panels & titles elegantly presented in borders on the spine & w/ sharp new edges & corners, handsome end-papers on heavy stock presenting original handwritten recipes on blue-tinged lined note-paper, stiff new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & w/ brown & white-checked silk bands at spine-caps, pristine interior printed w/ exceptional elegance & clarity on superb gloss-laminated paper * 8.20" x 9.46" x 1.04", 1.48 kg, 471 pp. * Splendidly illustrated throughout w/ superb color photographs by Alison Harris * Marcella Hazan cooks by your side w/ an inspirational collection of recipes that bring to your table the flavors, the textures, the essence of Italy * Since the publication of her first book, 'The Classic Italian Cookbook', more than 20 years ago, Marcella Hazan has been hailed as the queen of Italian cooking in America. Her name conjures up a splendid world of food for the devoted millions who love her books & attend her cooking classes. Among the finest of her classic cookbooks, 'Marcella Cucina' is filled w/ the passion & personality of its author. This is a book not only of fine food & its careful preparation but of personal reminiscences & penetrating commentary about the sensual pleasure of food & its place in our lives. In vivid introductory essays & seductive headnotes, the narrative of an extraordinary culinary life unfolds. W/ each memory of a trip, a meal or a flavor, we are treated to the perspective of a great cook & teacher: one who believes that the finest Italian cooking is found in the home. In 'Marcella Cucina', she focuses on regional cooking, turning her sharp eye to every area of Italy & offering a rich array of flavors & textures from cities & villages alike. Best of all, Marcella cooks at your side w/ easy-to-follow instructions & lavish full-color photographs that teach you her techniques (from preparing homemade pasta to cleaning artichokes) & allow you flawlessly to re-create her magic in your own kitchen. Marcella's devotion to both tradition & the integrity of the ingredients is obvious in every dish. Bolstered by her pungent & definitive commentary, each recipe says something essential about the Italian style of cooking & the subtle choices that help ensure perfection. Her lucid explanations, in her celebrated opinionated voice, promises new lessons about classic Italian food for cooks of all abilities. Full of spectacularly flavorful yet unpretentious dishes & showcasing foods easily available to the American cook, 'Marcella Cucina' is a masterwork, a book that will bring the sumptuous flavors, colors & warmth of Italy to your table. * Marcella Hazan, the acknowledged godmother of Italian cooking in America, is the author of 'The Classic Italian Cookbook', 'More Classic Italian Cooking', 'Marcella's Italian Kitchen' & 'Essentials of Italian Cooking'. She lives in Venice, Italy & Longboat Key, Florida. Bookseller Inventory # 006934
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 198 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Since the publication of her first book, The Classic Italian Cookbook, more than 20 years ago, Marcella Hazan has been hailed as the queen of Italian cooking in America. Marcella, whose name conjures up a splendid world of food for the devoted millions who love her books and attend her cooking classes, is back again with her finest book yet,Marcella Cucina. Filled with the passion and personality of its author, it is a book not only of fine food and its careful preparation but of personal reminiscences and penetrating commentary about the sensual pleasure of food and its place in our lives. In vivid introductory essays and seductive headnotes, the narrative of an extraordinary culinary life unfolds. With each memory of a trip, a meal or a flavor, we are treated to the perspective of a great cook and teacher--one who believes that the finest Italian cooking is found in the home. In Marcella Cucina, she focuses on regional cooking, turning her sharp eye to every area of Italy and offering a rich array of flavors and textures from cities and villages alike. Best of all, Marcella cooks at your side with easy-to-follow instructions and lavish full-color photographs that teach you her techniques--from preparing homemade pasta to cleaning artichokes--and allow you flawlessly to re-create her magic in your own kitchen. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060171032
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 471 pages. 9.75x8.55x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0060171030