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Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian: Savoring the Recipes and Traditions of the World's Favorite Cuisine
Published: October 1, 2001
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In this beautifully designed and printed volume, the editors of Saveur magazine bring to the American kitchen the flavors and liveliness of Italy's food and wine, as well as its people. Colman Andrews, editor-in-chief of Saveur,
has compiled contributions from such noted authorities as Marcella Hazan, Lidia Bastianich and Vincent Schiavelli, as well as many regional cooks, who provide not only recipes but also insights into the Italian way of life. From antipasti and salads to
pasta and risotto, and from poultry and meats to desserts, the recipes make use of seasonal, local and often simple ingredients. Many are robust examples of home cooking, from the straightforward Tonno e Fagioli (Tuna and White Bean Salad) to the
intensely flavored Crostini with Porcini Pand#131;t‚. The Pollo alla Cacciatora (Hunter's Wife's Chicken) is another example of these full-bodied tastes; text accompanying the recipe explains that the dish should be called the feminine cacciatora, rather
than the masculine cacciatore, because the hunter's wife would have cooked it "on the eve of the hunt as fuel for the chase." Sidebars throughout provide explanations and enlightenment about the ingredients, as well as about Italian customs and people.
With explorations of salt cod and oregano, pasta sizes and Missouri's Little Italy, this book is a fascinating read, as well as a fine culinary resource.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
the highly acclaimed cookbook series, Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian explores the world's most popular and beloved cuisine. Authentic Italian food is inspired by local traditions and relies on the freshest of ingredients. It's real food--unpretentious
and casual--the ultimate in home-cooking. The renowned culinary experts at Saveur go straight to the source with recipes for perfectly prepared pasta and risotto, hearty meat and game, and irresistibly delicious desserts. Each colorful page is an
invitation: share a seafood feast with a Venetian fishmonger, take a private lasagna-making lesson in Bologna, or discover the secrets for pesto buono in Genoa. Featuring award-winning writing, hundreds of stunning color photographs, and more than 120
recipes, Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian is a timeless celebration of the world's best-loved cuisine.
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