From pizza to pasta to the classic cannoli, Americans have an enduring love affair with la cucina Italianarenowned for everything from its great taste to its beautiful presentations.
Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking has been completely revised and updated, with recipes by Italian native Antonio Cecconi, who provides tantalizing and authentic Italian recipes to delight the palate. With chapters ranging from appetizers to desserts, it is easy to find the ideal, authentic creation for any occasion. But there's more to this book than just recipesspecial features enable you to expand your understanding of Italian cuisine:
* An introduction discusses the cuisines of Italy and how the history of the areas influences the food there.
* Complete glossaries of Italian cheeses, pastas, vinegars, herbs, and olives and olive oils can help you choose the right ingredients.
* Both "first course" and "main dish" servings are included for adapting the dishes to different placement within the meal.
* A menu section provides delicious ideas for creating complete Italian meals, from appetizers and main course to desserts.
* Match Italian wines to the menus you plan.
With 80 full-color photographs and 200 tantalizing recipes, Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking opens the door to the food and culture of Italy."
About the Author
With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.
Table of Contents
A Taste of Italy.
Chapter One: Before the Meal (Antipasti).
Chapter Two: Risotto, Polenta, Soups and more (Riso, Polenta, Luppaellaze).
Chapter Three: Aromatic Pasta and Sauces (Pastae Salse).
Chapter Four: Pizza, Breads and Sandwiches (Pizze Rustiche, Breadse Panini).
Chapter Five: Savory Meat, Chicken, and Seafood Main Courses (Carne, Pollamee Pesce).
Chapter Six: Fresh Garden Vegetables and Salads (Verduree Insalata Fresca).
Chapter Seven: Delectable Desserts (Dolci).
Italian Food and Cooking Terms.
Metric Conversion Guide.
Helpful Nutrition and Cooking Information.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great starters-type Italian cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow and there is a wide variety of food types to choose from. I went to Antonio's cooking class in Rochester, MN. He is the nicest guy ever and the recipes always turned out delicious. I bought a book and now am buying another for my dad, who has taken up cooking in his retirement. Get this one now!!!
We came back from rome and I wanted to cook italian. This cookbook got me started. Only one recipe has not turned out pretty, and one we did not like. For a whole cookbook, that says something. We eat something out of this book at least once a week. The left overs are fought for in the high school lunchroom. There is so much more than pasta in this book. This is a great starter book for any level of cook or italian food lover.
I have had this cookbook for years and have not been dissappointed yet! Every recipe is so wonderful yet easy to follow. You can't go wrong with this cookbook!