La Cucina Italiana, The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking

Everyone loves Italian, but to make sense of it all, you need this book! With more than 1,000 step-by-step photographs, be guided through all the essential building blocks of Italian cuisine. Learn More

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How do you shape gnocchi? How do you trim an artichoke? How do you make scaloppine? Everyone loves Italian food, but the ingredients and techniques can be new territory and plain recipes can take you only so far.

To make sense of it all, you need La Cucina Italiana. With more than 1,000 step-by-step photographs, this veritable encyclopedia guides you through all of the essential building blocks of this cuisine.

The images remove the guesswork from the more than 500 recipes included, allowing you to truly master the art of Italian cooking. Reflecting the philosophy of the cuisine itself, La Cucina Italiana puts ingredients first, explaining what to look for at the market or in the garden. Then it supplies multiple methods for preparing those ingredients, ranging from simple to complex. Thus the book is suitable both for beginners and more advanced cooks who want to perfect their techniques. Sprinkled throughout are tips on tools and expert advice. Perhaps the most user-friendly publication ever on Italian cooking, La Cucina Italiana is like a compact cooking school you can keep on your shelf.

Find foolproof recipes for classic dishes including:

  • Bucatini all’Amatriciana
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Pasta e Fagioli
  • Tagliolini alla Carbonara
  • Risotto with Parmesan Cheese
  • Asparagus Frittata
  • Bolognese-style Fava Beans
  • Caponata
  • Stuffed Meat Loaf
  • Whipped Baccalà
  • Savory Stuffed Dried Apricots
  • Hazelnut–Olive Oil Cake
  • Tiramisù
  • Babà al Rum

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