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Marcella Cucina by Marcella Hazan

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    Beard Best Mediterranean Cookbook Award!
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    1998 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Winner

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    1998 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Winner

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    1998 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Winner

  • nicolepellegrini on November 19, 2018

    A book that's taken me a while to truly appreciate...perhaps because my cooking skills have improved significantly in the 20 or so years since this book came out, as has my appreciation for what makes Italian food truly shine. As much as I'd loved Marella's earlier books this one sat unused and unloved on my shelves until recently when I decided to take it back out and look through it, and now I practically want to cook it all, front to back.

  • rees.linda on January 15, 2015

    My father's next door neighbour, Annie, who was a cook at the castle where he worked in Wales, gave this to me. First time I ever heard of Marcella and since then I've sought out her books. One of my favourite cooks. Have three other books by her so far. If you haven't tried her recipes, I recommend you do. Some have few ingredients that they initially appear at reading stage to be lacking. But believe me they deliver taste. Good home cooking and authentic, as far as I can tell.

  • jdepaula on May 22, 2010

    Simple, yet extraordinarily flavorful recipes. A "must have" in any cookbook collection.

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  • ISBN 10 0333627342
  • ISBN 13 9780333627341
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  • Published Nov 07 1997
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint Macmillan

Publishers Text

Since the publication of her first book, The Classic Italian Cookbook, more than 20 years ago, Marcella Hazan has been hailed as the queen of Italian cooking in America. Marcella, whose name conjures up a splendid world of food for the devoted millions who love her books and attend her cooking classes, is back again with her finest book yet, Marcella Cucina. Filled with the passion and personality of its author, it is a book not only of fine food and its careful preparation but of personal reminiscences and penetrating commentary about the sensual pleasure of food and its place in our lives.

In vivid introductory essays and seductive headnotes, the narrative of an extraordinary culinary life unfolds. With each memory of a trip, a meal or a flavor, we are treated to the perspective of a great cook and teacher--one who believes that the finest Italian cooking is found in the home. In Marcella Cucina, she focuses on regional cooking, turning her sharp eye to every area of Italy and offering a rich array of flavors and textures from cities and villages alike. Best of all, Marcella cooks at your side with easy-to-follow instructions and lavish full-color photographs that teach you her techniques--from preparing homemade pasta to cleaning artichokes--and allow you flawlessly to re-create her magic in your own kitchen.

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