The Best of Italy A Cookbook Author:Evie Righter This wonderful series is the easiest way to sample some of the world's finest cuisines from the comfort of your own kitchen.Small in size, yet large in recipe selection, each volume offers a delicious range of dishes--from the simple to the imaginative. — From the dust jacket flaps: "Nothing evokes Italy's charms so eloquently as its food. From t... more »he most casual trattoria hidden away in a Roman alley to the grandest ristorante in Milan, this vibrant cuisine mirrors perfectly the passion, style, and gusto that mark the Italian way of life.
"With THE BEST OF ITALY, food editor Evie Righter has carefully compiled the very finest examples of Italian cookery in a single, exciting volume. Borrowing recipes and secrets from farmhouse wives and top chefs alike, she presents her discoveries in a fresh and accessible format that assures perfect results every time.
"Here are the simple yet versatile pasta sauces essential to any meal; the familiar favorites like Minestrone, Gnocchi, and Tiramisu; well-known classics including Ossobucco and Grilled Scampi; even the heathy new preparatinos such as Roasted Fish with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Fresh Herbs. Each is the best of its kind.
"Color photographs throughout feature both the dishes themselves and the unforgettable Meditteranenan settings from which they emerge. At once practical and imaginative, THE BEST OF ITALY helps turn an ordinary meal into an event.
"An editor at GOURMET Magazine for over 10 years, Evie Righter wrote the text to GOURMET'S MENUS FOR CONTEMPORARY LIVING. She has worked on books by many of the greatest talents in the world of food, including Alice Waters, Ann Willan, Michel Guerard, and Wolfgang Puck."« less