Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook
- Publish Date: 2015-10-27
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich;Tanya Bastianich Manuali
From theÂ Emmy-winning host of Lidiaâs Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanyaâcovering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes.
Teaching has always been Lidiaâs passion, and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion and of her deep, comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. With this book, readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking. Lidia introduces us to the full range of standard ingredientsâmeats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condimentsâand how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics likeÂ risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidiaâs always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli in Poppy Seed Sauce. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen should have to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for cooking, as well as for traveling and dining in Italy. There is no other book like this; it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook will need.