Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen
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Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen

By (author) Lucinda Scala Quinn , Photographs by Quentin Bacon

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Even the writing has an irresistibly Italian flavor in this cookbook by Lucinda Scala Quinn, a cohost of Everyday Food and head of the food department of Martha Stewart Living. Quinn presents fifty-two delicious, easy-to-prepare Italian recipes from her Italian-American childhood and her extensive travels throughout Italy. Gorgeous color photos tempt you to cook up everything from appetizers to desserts. Mangia!

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 182.88 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • 11 May 2007
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0471793817
  • 9780471793816
  • 1,371,602

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Lucinda Scala Quinn is a cohost of Everyday Food, the PBS cooking series produced by Martha Stewart Living Television, and has her own Sirius satellite radio show on the Martha Stewart Living Network. She heads the food department of Martha Stewart Living and related publications. She is also the author of Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen. Quentin Bacon is a top food photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Food & Wine and Real Simple as well as in many cookbooks, including Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Holiday Food by Mario Batali, R.S.V.P. by Nan Kempner, Cakewalk by Margaret Braun, Our Latin Table by Fernando Saralegui, and Dinner After Dark byColin Cowie.

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"...with plenty of color beauty shots by Quentin Bacon, Quinn's book demonstrates that even at its very humblest, Italian cooking yields extraordinary flavors." (Publishers Weekly, February 19, 2007)

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Lucinda Scala Quinn has been cooking professionally since she was sixteen, but the food she loves best is simple, home-style Italian cooking. It's the food of her heart and soul--the dishes that bring back warm memories of her Italian-American childhood and her many trips to Italy. Now, in this gorgeous little cookbook, Lucinda shares fifty-two of her favorite recipes for homey Italian food. Accompanied by lush color photographs and Lucinda's engaging notes and reminiscences, these dishes are easy to make, beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. Many are family recipes that Quinn has lovingly preserved, while others were inspired by her visits to Italy. Open the book, and you'll find tasty, simple-to-prepare versions of all your Italian favorites, as well as some more unusual and equally tasty dishes. There are appetizers such as Bruschetta Pomodoro and Miniature Meatball Panini, pastas like Linguine with Clams (Lucinda's favorite) and Rigatoni with Rapid Ragu, and soups such as Stracciatella ("rag soup," Lucinda's childhood comfort food). You'll also find Pizza Margarita and Polenta, main dishes such as Chicken Milanese and Beef Brocciole, and desserts like Espresso Granita and Zabaglione with Fresh Peaches and Raspberries. If you want to see just how easy it is to prepare crowd-pleasing everyday Italian meals, let Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen be your guide.

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