The angle: Vibrant, gorgeous classic Italian food, 'nuff said. (You know you want it.)
Recipes for right now: Pecorino and Honey Dip, Pasta alla Norma "Nuda," Pesto Lasagne, Shrimp and Zucchini Risotto, Peach and Fennel Salad, Florentine Steak, Drunken Tuna, White Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula, Panna Cotta
Who would enjoy this book? Italian-ophiles.
• Who wrote it: Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar
• Who published it: Clarkson Potter
• Other highlights: All the classics are here, from fried squash blossoms and spaghetti puttanesca to porchetta and tiramisu! If just reading that makes your mouth water, I think you're in for a treat. The photography in this book is also stunning. This, combined with the very personal feel that Gabriele and Debi bring to their writing, make these recipes really come alive. Each ones feels so fresh and vibrant and ready to snatch off the page.
Admittedly, if you already have a few favorite Italian cookbooks that you love, you might not find much new material here to plunder. But on the other hand, if you are into Italian food and want to start cooking it at home, Extra Virigin Kitchen feels like a great place to start.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Extra Virgin by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar
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