Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking

150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Everyone Can Master

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. 

As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate. Recalling lessons learned from her mother, Erminia, and her grandmother Nonna Rosa, Lidia pays homage to the kitchen sages who inspired her. Whether it's Citrus Roasted Veal or Rustic Ricotta Tart, each recipe is a tangible feast. We learn to look at ingredients as both geographic and cultural indicators. In Campania, the region where mozzarella is king, we discover it best eaten three hours after preparation. In Genova we are taught that while focaccia had its basil origins in the Ligurain culinary tradition, the herbs and flavorings will change from region to region; as home chefs, we can experiment with rosemary or oregano or olives or onions! When it's time for dessert, Lidia draws on the scared customs of nuns in Italian monasteries and convents and reveals the secret to rice pudding with a blessing.

Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Baker & Taylor
A lavishly photographed volume of comprehensive recipes by the author of Lidia's Italy in America outlines accessible culinary tips that channel instructive elements from her television show of the same name while sharing preparation guidelines for such fare as Citrus Roasted Veal, Rustic Ricotta Tart and Raw Garden Salad. TV tie-in.

Baker
& Taylor

Collects recipes outlining accessible culinary tips that channel instructive elements from the author's television show while sharing preparation guidelines for such fare as citrus roasted veal, rustic ricotta tart, and raw garden salad.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385349444
0385349440
Branch Call Number: 641.59 BAS 2013
Characteristics: 277 pages cm
Additional Contributors: Manuali, Tanya Bastianich

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