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Italian Classics is a cookbook I'm thrilled to have in my kitchen. Not only are the recipes mouthwatering, they're also informative and well-researched. Cook's Illustrated's test kitchens have done considerable investigatory prep-work and their results are included at the introduction of each recipe. Cooking methods and ingredients are well-supported and concisely presented, making it easy to pick up tips that I normally wouldn't seek on my own. The book is also well organized and includes illustrations, photos, and of course a handy index. Especially tasty are the risotto cakes — a fantastic use of otherwise not-too-appealing leftovers, made easily and absolutely scrumptious with a little egg, oil, bread crumbs, and fontina. This book is a treat to peruse, and even better as a guide to divine dining.
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Publisher Comments:

Covering the wide range of Italian cooking, the 337 recipes in this book run the gamut from Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup to Sicilian Chickpeas and Escarole--with American favorites such as Chicken Parmesan, Calzone, Risotto, and Tiramisu represented as well. More than 200 hand-drawn illustrations show how to shape pizza, prepare artichokes, make espresso, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780936184586
Author:
Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher:
Boston Common Press
Location:
Brookline, Mass.
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Italian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Best Recipe
Series Volume:
1279
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
481
Dimensions:
11.14x8.62x1.44 in. 3.38 lbs.

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Product details 481 pages Boston Common Press - English 9780936184586 Reviews:
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Italian Classics is a cookbook I'm thrilled to have in my kitchen. Not only are the recipes mouthwatering, they're also informative and well-researched. Cook's Illustrated's test kitchens have done considerable investigatory prep-work and their results are included at the introduction of each recipe. Cooking methods and ingredients are well-supported and concisely presented, making it easy to pick up tips that I normally wouldn't seek on my own. The book is also well organized and includes illustrations, photos, and of course a handy index. Especially tasty are the risotto cakes — a fantastic use of otherwise not-too-appealing leftovers, made easily and absolutely scrumptious with a little egg, oil, bread crumbs, and fontina. This book is a treat to peruse, and even better as a guide to divine dining.

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