Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Everything You Need to Know to Be A Great Italian Cook

Book - 2015
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From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia's 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, Tanya--covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes.

Teaching has always been Lidia's 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 ingredients--meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments--and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like risotto alla milanese and Tagliatelle with Mushroom Sauce to Lidia's 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.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385349468
Characteristics: xiii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Manuali, Tanya Bastianich - Author


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Sarah_CT Feb 04, 2017

Lidia walks the reader through the most basic to the most complex of technique in this reference style cook book. The book has a simple and easy design that includes glossaries of techniques and ingredients and even Italian language. The book is indexed by ingredient and recipe. We only wish there where pictures to supplement the recipes. The recipes were easy to follow and delicious. Even our group’s veteran home cooks learned new techniques. The cook book reader will find plenty to read even if they will miss the pictures. We recommend this cook book the all skill level cook and cook book readers.

CatherineG_1 Feb 15, 2016

As a long time watcher of Lidia's cooking show, I was excited to see this book. The recipes and techniques are wonderful as you would expect from Lidia. My only disappointment in the book. lack of pictures!

Dec 16, 2015

No photographs or illustrations

debwalker Dec 11, 2015

No glitz. Just straight up authentic Lidia taking us deep into the "art". Great pasta recipes.


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