Italy Today: The Beautiful Cookbook: Contemporary Recipes Reflecting Simple, Fresh Italian Cooking by Lorenza De'Medici and Fred Plotkin

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    • Ingredients: yellow onions; canned tomatoes; canned tuna in olive oil; dry white wine; parsley; spaghetti pasta
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    • Ingredients: broccoli rabe; dried red pepper flakes; heavy cream; orecchiette pasta; Parmesan cheese; Romano cheese
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; mussels; conchiglie pasta
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    • Ingredients: dried porcini mushrooms; beef brisket; celery; yellow onions; carrots; zucchini; parsley; black olives; black peppercorns; Arborio rice; dry white wine; Parmesan cheese
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    • Ingredients: celery; yellow onions; carrots; zucchini; parsley; bay leaves; black peppercorns; beef brisket
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    • Ingredients: whole chicken; celery; yellow onions; carrots; zucchini; parsley; bay leaves; black peppercorns
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    • Ingredients: tomatoes; country bread; mozzarella cheese; canned anchovies in oil; oregano
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    • Ingredients: yellow bell peppers; linguine pasta; dried oregano
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    • Ingredients: meat stock; butter; white onions; Arborio rice; dry white wine; green peppercorns; Parmesan cheese
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    • Ingredients: bread crumbs; dried porcini mushrooms; yellow onions; all-purpose flour
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    • Ingredients: white onions; peas; fava beans; tagliolini pasta; Parmesan cheese
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    • Ingredients: yellow onions; Asian eggplants; canned anchovies in oil; dried red pepper flakes; dried thyme; spaghetti pasta
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    • Ingredients: long grain rice; yellow onions; whole cloves; meat stock; porcini mushrooms; peas
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    • Ingredients: olive oil; zucchini; mint; pancetta; vermicelli pasta; egg yolks; basil; Parmesan cheese
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  • Swiss chard pie (Torta di pietole)

    • JimCampbell on November 20, 2023

      We prepared this last night. The pie is excellent. It was the hit between it and the Risotto with Swiss chard in Bibi Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking. We did not have enough green leaves for both, so we chopped the stems thinly, cooked them for 5-6 minutes, chopped them up and used them with a smaller amount of greens. Great use of the stems. We used probably 5-6 oz. of cheese, and closer to 8 oz. of ham. We would certainly make this again, and have added it to our favorites list.

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  • ISBN 10 0067575919
  • ISBN 13 9780067575918
  • Published Aug 02 2002
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint HarperCollins

Publishers Text

First published in 1988, Italy the Beautiful Cookbook (200,000 copies sold) set the standard for exquisite presentation of Italy's authentic cuisine, combining recipes with scenic photography and details of each region. Now, nine years later, with worldwide interest in Italian food booming and a new Italian cuisine emerging, this new book has new power to satisfy the cook and traveler in us all.

With the accelerated pace of contemporary life, Italians have had to change their style of eating. This has created fresh ideas, quick approaches to the classics, rediscovered heritage dishes, and a more relaxed way of assembling menus. This new style is reflected in the more than 220 recipes culled from cooks throughout Italy. Emphasis is on light first courses and vegetable dishes; simply prepared fish, poultry and meats; and homemade breads, pizzas and desserts. Photographs of each region accompany these mouthwatering recipes. From the Alps to Sicily, from the fragrant herbs of Liguria to the pungent olives of Puglia, readers will delight in rediscovering the pleasures of this inspiring beloved country.



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