The Italian Table - Promotion

Elizabeth Minchilli delivers the ultimate guide to Italian style entertaining in her latest book, The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends. The author has spent a lifetime of living and eating in Italy and first shared her expertise with us in Eating Rome in 2015 followed by Eating my Way Through Italy last year. Elizabeth has also written numerous books on Italian lifestyle and her website is a  well respected resource for those traveling to Italy.


Recipes along with tips for table settings, time tables for prep, menu ideas and more fill the pages of this beautifully photographed book. Chapters are organized by occasions beginning with Eating Cicchetti in Venice and ending with Lunch at a Masseria in Puglia with plenty of celebratory menus sandwiched between. Each chapter contains a menu, suggestions on what to drink, timing, inspiration for the table and ends with a selection of recipes from appetizers to desserts. It is a thoughtful guide for the entertainer and especially those who love Italian cuisine.

The author's book tour dates are shared on our calendar.

Our  takes you inside this title and features the following 



Special thanks to the publisher for providing the materials needed for our EYBDigital Preview and for offering two copies of this title in our giveaway below.


The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post and this forum post. Once you log in and enter your member name you will be directed to the next entry option - the blog comment. After that, there are additional options that you can complete for more entries.

Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 26, 2019.


  • lauriesk  on  5/8/2019 at 6:54 PM

    Prosciutto, arugula, and cherry tomato pizza

  • jmay42066  on  5/8/2019 at 7:16 PM

    Zucchini Parmigiana (Parmigiana di zucchine)

  • LizyB  on  5/8/2019 at 7:45 PM

    Seared peaches with burrata and prosciutto

  • matag  on  5/8/2019 at 8:02 PM


  • ravensfan  on  5/8/2019 at 8:24 PM

    Fettuccine with meat ragù (Fieno con ragù)

  • Amdona  on  5/8/2019 at 8:58 PM

    Spinach tart

  • demomcook  on  5/8/2019 at 10:02 PM

    Fresh tomato and red pepper pesto

  • jr0717  on  5/8/2019 at 10:52 PM

    The stuffed zucchini!

  • riley  on  5/8/2019 at 11:15 PM

    Tapenade toast

  • JRumi  on  5/9/2019 at 5:51 AM

    Seared peaches with burratta and prosciutto

  • vickster  on  5/9/2019 at 7:06 AM

    Prosciutto and Mozzarella Rolls

  • popoff  on  5/9/2019 at 9:10 AM

    Ricotta and Swiss chard-filled tortelli (Tortelli di erbette)

  • kmn4  on  5/9/2019 at 9:27 AM

    Coward's spaghetti (Spaghetti alla vigliacca) - interested to try it, but MORE interested to find out the story behind the name!

  • pcsperling  on  5/9/2019 at 9:58 AM

    Suffed mini meat rolls

  • sarahawker  on  5/9/2019 at 10:54 AM

    Deep-fried rice balls (Ghineffi)

  • Mariarosa  on  5/9/2019 at 3:03 PM

    Hunter's chicken!

  • Shelley.b  on  5/9/2019 at 6:13 PM

    Spinach tart

  • verorenee  on  5/9/2019 at 8:08 PM

    Tuscan kale pesto

  • milgwimper  on  5/10/2019 at 9:01 AM

    Fig Cake!

  • Zephyrness  on  5/10/2019 at 11:32 AM

    Eggplant rolls

  • mpdeb98  on  5/10/2019 at 5:42 PM

    Pavlova with crème Anglaise and wild strawberries

  • DarcyVaughn  on  5/10/2019 at 7:48 PM


  • t.t  on  5/10/2019 at 10:12 PM

    Eggplant rolls (Involtini di melanzane)

  • BMeyer  on  5/11/2019 at 10:40 AM

    fried meatballs

  • tennyogirl  on  5/11/2019 at 7:24 PM

    Lemon and onion crostino (Crostino di limone e cipolle)

  • edyenicole  on  5/12/2019 at 9:26 AM

    spinach tart!

  • ella1912  on  5/12/2019 at 1:58 PM

    kale pesto

  • omegabeth  on  5/13/2019 at 9:18 AM

    Mozzarella al Limone!

  • jenmatt  on  5/13/2019 at 6:47 PM

    Squid and walnut salad

  • jigglesfrog  on  5/14/2019 at 12:49 PM

    Fried meatballs (Polpettine fritte)

  • hbakke  on  5/14/2019 at 1:41 PM

    Coward's spaghetti (Spaghetti alla vigliacca)

  • JenjiRM  on  5/16/2019 at 1:59 PM

    Radicchio with pancetta and Parmigiano (Radicchio con pancetta e Parmigiano Reggiano)

  • debbiehb  on  5/18/2019 at 5:09 AM

    Prosciutto, ricotta, and melon crostino (Crostino di prosciutto, ricotta e melone)

  • dbielick  on  5/18/2019 at 5:38 AM

    Salad pizza (Pizza all'insalata)

  • infotrop  on  5/18/2019 at 11:26 AM

    Seared peaches with burrata and prosciutto

  • Dannausc  on  5/19/2019 at 11:38 AM

    Arugula oil

  • Siegal  on  5/19/2019 at 2:35 PM

    Tapamade toast

  • Aminata95  on  5/20/2019 at 9:53 PM

    Spinach tart

  • Scotsman61  on  5/21/2019 at 9:08 PM

    Zucchini Parmigiana (Parmigiana di zucchine)

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  5/22/2019 at 12:41 PM


  • lpatterson412  on  5/23/2019 at 8:54 AM

    Spicy pizza!

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