Books: Cooking by Cuisine -> Cooking Italian
MacMillan Publishing Company.
Published: November 30, 1992
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Caggiano is the chef/owner of a restaurant in Sacramento, California, as well as author of two previous books on Italian cooking. Her latest work is a collection of recipes from trattorias all over Italy as well as trattoria-style
recipes of her own devising: simple, authentic food like Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Peas. Although some of the recipes are good versions of standards, there are many regional dishes that will be less familiar to Americans. Caggiano loves good food
and writes with enthusiasm. She also includes thoughtful wine suggestions as well as tips and "notes of interest" on ingredients, techniques, and variations. Recommended. Homestyle Books alternate.
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Advance Praise for Trattoria Cooking "Who wouldn't love doing Biba's research, tracking down the simple, down-to-earth, tasty food that makes Italy such an irresistible destination? For everyone who wishes to know how
it is done (and where to go in Italy to find it), she's written a cookbook full of delicious-sounding recipes from the trattorias where real regional cooking goes on. Her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, and I particularly like all the
good tips she gives, like little asides to good friends in the kitchen." -Carol Field, author of The Italian Baker "My friend Biba has done it again with her new book in which she brings the trattoria scene to vivid life." -Giuliano Bugialli "If you are
an insatiable cookbook collector, as I have been for the past thirty-odd years, you may feel that the last word has been written about all categories of food. I felt that way until I browsed through Biba Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking and was positively
impressed that she does have a great deal of admirable things to add to the subject of Italian cookery. Her book is marvelously inspired and original and it would be an asset to anyone's library." -Craig Claiborne "Biba Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking
brings out the Italian in all of us. Her simplicity of method and use of fresh wholesome ingredients make every recipe exciting. Trattoria Cooking has Old World quality and authenticity, making every dish a winner." -Bradley M. Ogden
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