The Classic Italian Cookbook

The Classic Italian Cookbook


By (author) Marcella Hazan

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  • Publisher: GRUB STREET
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 246mm
  • Publication date: 31 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906502471
  • ISBN 13: 9781906502478
  • Sales rank: 2,003,291

Product description

"Grub Street" is delighted to be reissuing what is universally acknowledged to be one of the most influential Italian cookbooks in English ever published. This is the ultimate book for people wanting to discover genuine Italian cooking. There are no glossy photos, but very passionate written text that leaves you almost tasting the food and many excellent diagrams to demonstrate various techniques. This book is totally comprehensive giving directions for making dishes the traditional, Italian way - and includes an introductory section on cooking fundamentals for ingredients and tools, recipes for Antipasti, Sauces, Soups, Pasta, Risotto, Gnocchi, Polenta, Frittata, Fish and Shellfish, Chicken, Rabbit, Veal, Beef, Lamb, Pork, Vegetables, Salads, and Desserts. Most recipes are complemented with short passages on its origins and her style of writing is pleasant and quirky. This book is suitable for beginners and experts. Each recipe is amazingly simple and the lists of ingredients surprisingly short. The author demonstrates over and over again that good cooking is all about simplicity, patience and, most of all, about using fresh, seasonal, ingredients. Her Bolognese sauce has no competition and is perfection itself.

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Author information

The recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards and a knighthood from her own country, Marcella Hazan is the author of six classic cookbooks published over the past thirty-five years. She lives in Longboat Key, Florida, with her husband, Victor, her lifelong collaborator and writing partner, himself an authority on Italian food and wine.

Review quote

'Her instructions for making, cooking and serving pasta - are the best I have come across.' The Times ' - the last word on Italian cooking.' Vogue