Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Everyone Can Master by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: anchovies; thyme; tomatoes; capers in brine; dried oregano; parsley; eggs
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  • Oregano eggs (Uova all'origano)
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; dried oregano; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: eggs; Grana Padano cheese; stale bread; zucchini; scallions; anchovies
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    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mozzarella cheese; walnuts; celery; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; haricots verts; cauliflower; red onions; white wine vinegar; olive oil
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    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: brine-cured black olives; oranges; ground fennel; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Italian
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; carrots; celery; onions; parsley; Dijon mustard; anchovies; lemons; capers in brine; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: lemons; artichokes; canned tuna in olive oil; breadcrumbs; capers in brine; hard-boiled eggs; parsley; white wine; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; dried red pepper flakes; littleneck clams; parsley; country bread
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: whole wheat bread; tomatoes; green olives; basil; ricotta cheese
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggplants; zucchini; mozzarella cheese; Grana Padano cheese; canned tomatoes; dried red pepper flakes; basil
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  • Rustic ricotta tart (Torta rustica di ricotta)
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: frozen puff pastry; ricotta cheese; eggs; mozzarella cheese; deli ham; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; onions; anchovies; Swiss chard; ricotta cheese; eggs; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butternut squash; milk; breadcrumbs; ricotta cheese; Grana Padano cheese; mint; nutmeg
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; onions; heavy cream; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Appetizers / starters; Italian
    • Ingredients: whole wheat bread; mozzarella cheese; deli ham; tomato sauce; basil; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baking potatoes; all-purpose flour; mozzarella cheese; cherry tomatoes; dried oregano; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Quick / easy; Italian
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; all-purpose flour; basil; Grana Padano cheese
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Quick / easy; Italian
    • Ingredients: rolled oats; all-purpose flour; basil; Grana Padano cheese; buttermilk
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; tart apples; oranges; parsley
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    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Side dish; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Gorgonzola dolce cheese; heavy cream; buttermilk; fennel; parsley
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  • Belgian endive and walnut salad (Insalata Belga e noci)
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Belgian endive; apples; walnuts; apple cider vinegar
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  • ISBN 10 0385349440
  • ISBN 13 9780385349444
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  • Published Oct 15 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Knopf
  • Imprint Alfred A. Knopf

Publishers Text

In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips--from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show of the same name, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal. As storyteller and chef, she draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate. Recalling lessons learned from her mother, Erminia, and her grandmother Nonna Rosa, Lidia pays homage to the kitchen sages who inspired her.

Whether it's Citrus Roasted Veal, or Rustic Ricotta Tart, each recipe is a tangible feast. We learn to look at ingredients as both geographic and cultural indicators. In Campania, the region where mozzarella is king, we discover it's best eaten three hours after preparation. In Genova we are taught that while focaccia had its basil origins in the Ligurain culinary tradition, the herbs and flavorings will change from region to region; as home chefs, we can experiment with rosemary or oregano or olives or onions! When it's time for dessert, Lidia draws on the sacred customs of nuns in Italian monasteries and convents and reveals the secret to rice pudding with a blessing.

Lidia's Commonsense Guide to Italian Cooking is a collection of 150 delectable recipes, told with commonsense cooking wisdom, that teaches us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.



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