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Italian Recipes


Italian cuisine is respected, loved, and eaten all over the world. Outside of Italy, the best-known dishes include pizza and pasta, but Italian food has much else to offer too, including excellent meat and seafood dishes, superb cheeses, and a wonderful range of desserts.

Italian pasta


As far as pasta is concerned there are many times. The most popular type is spaghetti, which is long thing strings of pasta (spaghetti actually means "thin strings"). Other popular types include vermicelli (also string-like), fettucine and linguine (ribbon-shaped), lasagna (large sheets), rotelle and farfalle (decorative shapes), and, ravioli and tortellini (stuffed pasta). Although all forms of pasta are made from basically the same ingredients, the different shapes do affect the taste and choice of recipe, because each individual shape interacts with sauce in a different way.

Spaghetti cooked and served with tomato sauce

Italy is a country of great regional contrasts, and this fact is reflected in its food. Additionally, many outside influences have contributed to Italian cuisine (although the legend that Marco Polo introduced pasta from China does appear to be apocryphyl).

Some of the region dishes and ingredients that you may encounter in Italian food include:
  • Sardinia is famous for its lamb and pecorino (cheese made from sheep's milk).

  • Arab influence played an important part in the development of Sicilian cuisine, including the introduction of lemon and pistachio. Sicily is also known for its seafood, particularly swordfish and tuna, but it is in desserts where the island has had the greatest influence of all: both gelato (ice cream) and granita (a delicious semi-frozen dessert made using sugar, water and flavorings) originate from Sicily.

  • Calabria (the region corresponding to the "toe" of Italy) is known for its spicy version of salami.

  • Naples is the home of mozzarella, pizza and sfogliatelle (Italian filled pastries).

    Italian food - Authentic Neapolitan pizza served in Naples

  • Whereas Sicilian and Neopolitan pizzas are quite thick, Roman pizzas extremely thin. Rome is also known for its use of offal and pecorino (cheese made from sheep's milk).

  • Tuscany is known for its meat, white beans and unsalted bread.

  • Products from the North of Italy include balsamic vinegar, lasagna, mortadella (a heat-cured pork sausage, served as a cold cut) parmigiano (parmesan cheese) polenta (a dish made from boiled corn-meal), prosciutto (dry cured ham), ragu (bolognese sauce), rice and tortellini (stuffed pasta). Piedmont and Lombardy both produce their own distinctive (and different from each other) variety of rice, and both forms are used to make risotto.
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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

By Marcella Hazan

Alfred A. Knopf
Released: 1992-10-27
Green Hardcover (704 pages)

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The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. 

Essentials of Italian Cooking is a culinary bible for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking, bringing together Marcella Hazan’s most beloved books, The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking, in a single volume, updated and expanded with new entries and 50 new recipes. Designed as a basic manual for cooks of all levels of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals—it offers both an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. As home cooks who have used Marcella’s classic books for years (and whose copies are now splattered and worn) know, there is no one more gifted at teaching us just what we need to know about the taste and texture of a dish and how to achieve it, and there is no one more passionate and inspiring about authentic Italian food.

La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy

By The Italian Academy of Cuisine

Rizzoli
Released: 2009-10-20
Hardcover (928 pages)

La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy
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Fifty years ago, a group of Italian scholars gathered to discuss a problem: how to preserve traditional Italian cooking. They formed the Italian Academy of Cuisine to document classic recipes from every region. The academy’s more than seven thousand associates spread out to villages everywhere, interviewing grandmothers and farmers at their stoves, transcribing their recipes—many of which had never been documented before. This is the culmination of that research, an astounding feat—2,000 recipes that represent the patrimony of Italian country cooking. Each recipe is labeled with its region of origin, and it’s not just the ingredients but also the techniques that change with the geography. Sprinkled throughout are historical recipes that provide fascinating views into the folk culture of the past. There are no fancy flourishes here, and no shortcuts; this is true salt-of-the-earth cooking. The book is an excellent everyday source for easily achievable recipes, with such simple dishes as White Bean and Escarole Soup, Polenta with Tomato Sauce, and Chicken with Lemon and Capers. For ease of use there are four different indexes. La Cucina is an essential reference for every cook’s library.

Vegetariano: 400 Regional Italian Recipes

By Slow Food Editore

Rizzoli
Released: 2018-03-06
Hardcover (448 pages)

Vegetariano: 400 Regional Italian Recipes
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Unmatched in authenticity and scope, this celebration of vegetarian Italian cooking from Slow Food draws on traditional recipes, from the Alps to the tip of the boot and the islands.

Cooks across Italy have been making vegetarian dishes for centuries. Full of the exhaustive research and bona fides that readers worldwide have come to expect from Slow Food, Vegetariano collects over 400 of the best vegetarian (and frequently vegan) recipes from home cooks in every region of Italy—all approachable, cookable, and full of the rustic Italian spirit of abbondanza and gracious hospitality.

Befitting recipes handed down through families, most feature their original preparations and ingredients, rather than being reengineered as vegetarian by modern chefs. Local knowledge and experience are highlighted, showcasing the generations of respect Italian cooks have lavished on their verdure. Sustainability, versatility, and a frugal cook’s lack of waste all characterize the recipes meticulously researched by Slow Food. Organized by course, these 400-plus recipes are perfect for family meals and celebratory feasts alike, and each features charming cultural details and culinary customs not found in chef-driven books.

Italian Cuisine: 50 Traditional Recipes from Italy with Love (Italian Cookbooks) (Volume 1)

By Robert Carter

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (68 pages)

Italian Cuisine: 50 Traditional Recipes from Italy with Love (Italian Cookbooks) (Volume 1)
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Black & White Paperback Edition
Series: Italian Cookbooks
Publisher: CreateSpace

Are you a fan of Italy and delicious food this sun-drenched country offers? Do you want to learn how to cook like a real Italian? Then this book is exactly what you need! Here you will find 50 different authentic Italian recipes coming from the various places across Italy, many of which are truly traditional, ancient and are passed from one generation to another.
This Italian cookbook will not only teach you how to cook in accordance with all Italian culinary traditions, but will also fill you with Italian spirits and culture in general.
Be ready to plunge into the atmosphere of real Italy with its rich variety of tantalizing tastes, flavors and smells. Enrich your daily menu with the unique Italian recipes including breakfast, lunch and dinner that would make you feel like you are dining in sunny Italy. Be sure, your family and friends will appreciate the new mouthwatering meals and will be surprised by your creativity and culinary talents, which you can definitely further improve and polish with the help of this book.
Discover the new tastes and experiences and have a pleasant journey through the pages of this wonderful book!

Rao's Cookbook: Over 100 Years of Italian Home Cooking

By Frank Pellegrino

Random House NY
Released: 1998-04-07
Multicolor Hardcover (182 pages)

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Rao's, the hundred-year-old restaurant with a mere ten tables tucked in a corner of East Harlem in what was once a  legendary Italian
neighborhood, is one of the most sought-after restaurants in all of Manhattan. Its tables are booked months
in advance by regulars who go to enjoy what The New York Times calls its "exquisitely simple Italian cooking" from traditional recipes,
many as old as Rao's itself. You may not get a table at Rao's, but now with this book you can prepare the best Italian home-style food in the
world in your own kitchen. Here for the first time are recipes for all of Rao's fabulous classics--its famous marinara sauce, seafood salad,
roasted peppers with pine nuts and raisins, baked clams, lemon chicken, chicken scarpariello, and on and on.
The recipes are accompanied by photographs that re-create Rao's magic and testimonials from loyal Rao's fans--
from Woody Allen to Beverly Sills. Here too is a brief history of the restaurant by Nicholas Pileggi and a Preface by Dick Schaap.
Both will convince you that what you have in your hands is a national treasure, a piece of history, and a collection of the best Italian
American recipes you will ever find.

35 Italian Recipes For Your Slow Cooker – Fabulous Italian Meals and Italian Cuisine (The Slow Cooker Meals And Crock Pot Recipes Collection Book 1)

By Pamela Kazmierczak

Released: 2012-10-31
Kindle Edition (79 pages)

35 Italian Recipes For Your Slow Cooker – Fabulous Italian Meals and Italian Cuisine (The Slow Cooker Meals And Crock Pot Recipes Collection Book 1)
 
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Welcome to the first volume of The Slow Cooker Meals And Slow Cooker Recipes Collection!!





Are you looking for Italian Cooking Ideas?



If you are trying to find a variety of Italian dishes to try this might be the cookbook for you. Using a slow cooker to prepare your meal will help make preparing delicious Italian food recipes much easier.

This book is all about Italian Cuisine. There are 35 different Italian recipes to choose from in this edition, I am sure you will find something you enjoy!
The type of slow cooker recipes you will find inside 35 Italian Recipes For Your Slow Cooker – Fabulous Italian Meals and Italian Cuisine includes soups, pastas, stews and more!

What Type of Quick and Easy Italian Food Will You Find In This Book?




There are a total of 35 different but quick and easy crock pot meals inside this book.


Some Examples of these Italian foods include:



Pizza Pasta

Meaty Lasagna

Chicken Parmesan

Loaded Bruschetta

Tuscan Beef Stew

Scallops in Tomato Sauce

Tarragon Chicken Over Angel Hair Pasta

Escarole and Cannellini Italian Soup

Asparagus and Parmesan Risotto

Tomato Florentine Soup

Four-Cheese Stuffed Lasagna Cups

Chicken Tortellini



& Many More….

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Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

By Rossella Rago

RACE POINT
Hardcover (248 pages)

Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
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Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna!

For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Romana every Sunday and on holidays, learning the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia, like focaccia, braciole, zucchine alla poverella, and pizza rustica.

In her popular web TV series, Rossella invites Italian-American grandmothers (the unsung heroes of the culinary world) to cook with her, learning the classic dishes and flavors of each region of Italy and sharing them with eager fans all over the world. Now you can take a culinary journey through Italy with Rossella and her debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes, along with advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers.

With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photos, Cooking with Nonna covers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, breads, cookies, and desserts, and features favorite recipes including: 

  • Sicilian Rice Balls
  • Fried Calamari
  • Stuffed Artichokes
  • Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
  • Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl
  • Struffoli
  • Ricotta Cookies
  • Homemade Pasta
  • Handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs
  • Four-Cheer Lasagna

If you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further!

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily

By Jessica Theroux

Welcome Books
Released: 2010-09-28
Hardcover (250 pages)

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily
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WINNER 2011 IACP Judges Choice Cookbook Award (International Association of Culinary Professionals)
WINNER 2011 IPPY Gold Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards)
Best Italian Cookbook of 2010 - Publisher's Weekly

American chef Jessica Theroux spent a year traveling throughout Italy, cooking and talking with Italian grandmothers, learning their secrets and listening to their stories. The result is a charming and authentic collection of recipes, techniques, anecdotes, and photographs that celebrate the rustic and sustainable culinary traditions of Italy’s most experienced home cooks.

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers
features the histories and menus of fifteen grandmothers, each of whom welcomed Ms. Theroux into their kitchens and pantries and shared both their favorite dishes and personal wisdoms. From the dramatic winter shores if Ustica to the blooming hills of Tuscany in spring, readers will journey through Italy’s most divers regions and seasons, to discover the country’s most delectable dishes, from the traditional to the unexpected, and meet the storied women who make them.

Part travel diary, part photo essay, part cookbook, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers features over 100 time-honored recipes, from the perfect panna cotta to the classic meat lasagna.

Includes:

Recipes and wisdom from 12 Italian grandmothers
100 classic Italian recipes
A number of regional and seasonal menus, complete from appetizer to dessert.
Over 150 full color photographs.

Italian Cooking School: Pasta (Italian Cooking School: Silver Spoon Cookbooks)

By The Silver Spoon Kitchen

Phaidon
Paperback (176 pages)

Italian Cooking School: Pasta (Italian Cooking School: Silver Spoon Cookbooks)
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75 fail-proof recipes for fresh pasta from the world's most trusted and bestselling Italian cookbook series.

Making pasta at home has never been easier! The Silver Spoon Italian Cooking School: Pasta teaches everything you need to know about making pasta shapes and dishes. Each chapter starts with step-by-step instructions for a technique so the reader is well versed in making pasta shapes and dishes.

The book begins with a basic pasta dough recipe, then shows you how to create basic ribbon pastas, lasagnas, cannellonis, ravioli and tortellis. From creamy Pappardelle with Mushrooms and a Vegetarian Lasagna to a Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Italian Cooking School: Pasta features 75 versatile, everyday recipes to cook at home and for friends and family.

Readers build their cooking repertoire as they progress through the books, building confidence with simple recipes at the start and advancing to more challenging dishes. The Silver Spoon Italian Cooking School series is designed for modern cooks to prepare healthy, delicious, and authentic recipes in their own home.

From the publisher of The Silver Spoon, the most influential and bestselling Italian cookbook of the last 50 years.

365 Easy Italian Recipes. a John Boswell Associates Book (365 Ways Series)

By Rick Marzullo O'Connell

Harpercollins
Hardcover (224 pages)

365 Easy Italian Recipes. a John Boswell Associates Book (365 Ways Series)
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Here's a recipe for each day of the year, representing the finest of Italian food--from hearty southern Italian and Italian-American favorites to the new and popular lighter recipes of northern Italy. Includes pasta favorites, desserts, and the standbys: pizzas, calzones, and heros. Concealed wire "O" binding.


 
 
 

 
 
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