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Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2015-10-27
ISBN : 0449016234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

Lidia s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2015-10-27
ISBN : 0449016226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the beloved and bestselling ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America, the ultimate master class: the beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking--everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus 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 and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. Readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking; and the full range of common 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 Wild Mushroom Sauce to Lidia's always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen needs to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for traveling in Italy and dining there. There is no other book like this one--it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook and every kitchen will need.

Lidia s Favorite Recipes

Lidia s Favorite Recipes Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2012-10-16
ISBN : 0307960854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The beloved chef presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of more than 100 Italian recipes that have become Lidia's go-to meals for her very own family—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire. In Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, you’ll find a fresh take on more than 100 of Lidia’s signature and irresistibly reliable dishes, including: • Fried Mozzarella Skewers—Spiedini alla Romana • Escarole and White Bean Soup—Zuppa di Scarola e Cannellini • Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage—Ziti con Broccoli Rabe e Salsicce • Baked Stuffed Shells—Conchiglie Ripiene al Forno • Eggplant Parmigiana—Melanzane alla Parmigiana • Savory Seafood Stew—Zuppa di Pesce • Chicken Cacciatore—Pollo alla Cacciatore • Veal Ossobuco with Barley Risotto—Ossobuco di Vitello con Risotto d’Orzo • Cannoli Napoleon—Cannolo a Strati • Limoncello Tiramisù—Tiramisù al Limoncello From the classic sauces to the delicious desserts, these recipes have been revised and updated to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever. With new information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of the ingredients, this book shows there is no question why these dishes are the easiest and most enjoyable to bring to the family table for your most memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes will give both new cooks and longtime fans something extraordinary to celebrate.

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia s Commonsense Italian Cooking Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 0449016218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America, a beautifully illustrated collection of 150 simple, seasonal Italian recipes told with commonsense cooking wisdom—from the cutting board to the kitchen table. As storyteller and chef, Lidia Bastianich 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 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 scared 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 masterclass in creating delectable Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

Lidia s Italian American Kitchen

Lidia s Italian American Kitchen Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2010-08-18
ISBN : 030776754X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lidia Bastianich, loved by millions of Americans for her simple, delectable Italian cooking, gives us her most instructive and personal cookbook yet. Focusing on the Italian-American kitchen—the cooking she encountered when she first came to America as a young adolescent—Lidia pays homage to this “cuisine of adaptation born of necessity.” But she transforms it subtly with her light, discriminating touch, using the authentic ingredients, not accessible to the early immigrants, which are all so readily available today. The aromatic flavors of fine Italian olive oil, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano and Gorgonzola dolce latte, fresh basil, oregano, and rosemary, sun-sweetened San Marzano tomatoes, prosciutto, and pancetta permeate the dishes she makes in her Italian-American kitchen today. And they will transform for you this time-honored cuisine, as you cook with Lidia, learning from her the many secret, sensuous touches that make her food superlative. You’ll find recipes for Scampi alla Buonavia (the garlicky shrimp that became so popular when Lidia served the dish at her first restaurant, Buonavia), Clams Casino (with roasted peppers and good American bacon), Caesar Salad (shaved Parmigiano makes the difference), baked cannelloni (with roasted pork and mortadella), and lasagna (blanketed in her special Italian-American Meat Sauce). But just as Lidia introduced new Italian regional dishes to her appreciative clientele in Queens in the seventies, so she dazzles us now with pasta dishes such as Bucatini with Chanterelles, Spring Peas, and Prosciutto, and Long Fusilli with Mussels, Saffron, and Zucchini. And she is a master at teaching us how to make our own ravioli, featherlight gnocchi, and genuine Neapolitan pizza. Laced with stories about her experiences in America and her discoveries as a cook, this enchanting book is both a pleasure to read and a joy to cook from.

Lidia s Italy

Lidia s Italy Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2010-08-18
ISBN : 0307767566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Featuring 140 mouthwatering new recipes, a gastronomic journey of the Italian regions that have inspired and informed Lidia Bastianich's legendary cooking. For the home cook and the armchair traveler alike, Lidia's Italy offers a short introduction to ten regions of Italy—from Piemonte to Puglia—with commentary on nearby cultural treasures by Lidia's daughter Tanya, an art historian. · In Istria, now part of Croatia, where Lidia grew up, she forages again for wild asparagus, using it in a delicious soup and a frittata; Sauerkraut with Pork and Roast Goose with Mlinzi reflect the region’s Middle European influences; and buzara, an old mariner’s stew, draws on fish from the nearby sea. · From Trieste, Lidia gives seafood from the Adriatic, Viennese-style breaded veal cutlets and Beef Goulash, and Sacher Torte and Apple Strudel. · From Friuli, where cows graze on the rich tableland, comes Montasio cheese to make fricos; the corn fields yield polenta for Velvety Cornmeal-Spinach Soup. · In Padova and Treviso rice reigns supreme, and Lidia discovers hearty soups and risottos that highlight local flavors. · In Piemonte, the robust Barolo wine distinguishes a fork-tender stufato of beef; local white truffles with scrambled eggs is “heaven on a plate”; and a bagna cauda serves as a dip for local vegetables, including prized cardoons. · In Maremma, where hunting and foraging are a way of life, earthy foods are mainstays, such as slow-cooked rabbit sauce for pasta or gnocchi and boar tenderloin with prune-apple Sauce, with Galloping Figs for dessert. · In Rome Lidia revels in the fresh artichokes and fennel she finds in the Campo dei Fiori and brings back nine different ways of preparing them. · In Naples she gathers unusual seafood recipes and a special way of making limoncello-soaked cakes. · From Sicily’s Palermo she brings back panelle, the delicious fried chickpea snack; a caponata of stewed summer vegetables; and the elegant Cannoli Napoleon. · In Puglia, at Italy’s heel, where durum wheat grows at its best, she makes some of the region’s glorious pasta dishes and re-creates a splendid focaccia from Altamura. There’s something for everyone in this rich and satisfying book that will open up new horizons even to the most seasoned lover of Italy.

Lidia s a Pot a Pan and a Bowl

Lidia s a Pot  a Pan  and a Bowl Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2021-10-19
ISBN : 0525611401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Beloved TV chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich shares more than 100 delicious Italian recipes that are both easy to make and will leave you with fewer dirty dishes. Using just one (or two) pots, pans, or bowls, these homey dishes are quick and simple to prepare, requiring fewer steps and less stress, all without sacrificing any of the delicious flavors that are Lidia’s trademark. Some of Lidia’s very favorite recipes include Spinach, Bread, and Ricotta Frittata; One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana; Roasted Squash and Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Almonds; Penne with Cauliflower and Green Olive Pesto; Balsamic Chicken Stir-Fry; Skillet Lasagna; Braised Calamari with Olives and Peppers; Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs; and Apple Cranberry Crumble. Many are old classics, others are new creations—and each one is guaranteed to satisfy. Filled with personal stories, beautiful photographs, and even Lidia’s guide to cooking with the Instant Pot, Lidia’s a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl is an essential collection for busy home cooks, and for anyone who wants to be transported to Italy with the least possible fuss and mess. Tutti a tavola a mangiare!

Lidia s Celebrate Like an Italian

Lidia s Celebrate Like an Italian Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2017-10-17
ISBN : 0449016250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The beloved TV chef offers the only cookbook you'll need to give any gathering--from a dinner for two to a wedding--a delectable, welcoming Italian flavor. No one throws a party like Lidia Bastianich! And now, in this delightful new cookbook, she gives us 220 fantastic recipes for entertaining with that distinctly Bastianich flare. From Pear Bellinis to Carrot and Chickpea Dip, from Campanelle with Fennel and Shrimp to Berry Tiramisu--these are dishes your guests will love, no matter the occasion. Here, too, are Lidia's suggestions for hosting a BBQ, making pizza for a group, choosing the perfect wine, setting an inviting table, and much more. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and filled with her trademark warmth and enthusiasm, this is Lidia's most festive book. Whether you're planning a romantic picnic for two, a child's birthday party, a holiday gathering, or a simple weeknight family dinner, Lidia's flavorful, easy-to-follow recipes and advice will have you calling to your guests: "Tutti a tavola a mangiare!"

My American Dream

My American Dream Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2018-04-03
ISBN : 1524731625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia’s close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2009-10-20
ISBN : 0307267512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Emmy award-winning chef and bestselling author, a collection of wonderful, uncomplicated recipes from little-known parts of Italy, celebrating time-honored techniques and elemental, good family cooking. Penetrating the heart of Italy—starting at the north, working down to the tip, and ending in Sardinia—Lidia unearths a wealth of recipes: • From Trentino–Alto Adige: Delicious Dumplings with Speck (cured pork); apples accenting soup, pasta, salsa, and salad; local beer used to roast a chicken and to braise beef • From Lombardy: A world of rice—baked in a frittata, with lentils, with butternut squash, with gorgonzola, and the special treat of Risotto Milan-Style with Marrow and Saffron • From Valle d’Aosta: Polenta with Black Beans and Kale, and local fontina featured in fondue, in a roasted pepper salad, and embedded in veal chops • From Liguria: An array of Stuffed Vegetables, a bread salad, and elegant Veal Stuffed with a Mosaic of Vegetables • From Emilia-Romagna: An olive oil dough for making the traditional, versatile vegetable tart erbazzone, as well as the secrets of making tagliatelle and other pasta doughs, and an irresistible Veal Scaloppine Bolognese • From Le Marche: Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce, Lamb Chunks with Olives, and Stuffed Quail in Parchment • From Umbria: A taste of the sweet Norcino black truffle, and seductive dishes such as Potato-Mushroom Cake with Braised Lentils, Sausages in the Skillet with Grapes, and Chocolate Bread Parfait • From Abruzzo: Fresh scrippelle (crêpe) ribbons baked with spinach or garnishing a soup, fresh pasta made with a “guitar,” Rabbit with Onions, and Lamb Chops with Olives • From Molise: Fried Ricotta; homemade cavatelli pasta in a variety of ways; Spaghetti with Calamari, Shrimp, and Scallops; and Braised Octopus • From Basilicata: Wedding Soup, Fiery Maccheroni, and Farro with Pork Ragù • From Calabria: Shepherd’s Rigatoni, steamed swordfish, and Almond Biscottini • From Sardinia: Flatbread Lasagna, two lovely eggplant dishes, and Roast Lobster with Bread Crumb Topping This is just a sampling of the many delights Lidia has uncovered. The 175 recipes she shares with us in this rich feast of a book represent the work of the local people and friends with whom she made intimate contact—the farmers, shepherds, foragers, and artisans who produce local cheeses, meats, olive oils, and wines. And in addition, her daughter, Tanya, takes us on side trips in each of the twelve regions to share her love of the country and its art.

Lidia s Italy in America

Lidia s Italy in America Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2011-10-25
ISBN : 0307595676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of America's most beloved chefs and authors, a road trip into the heart of Italian American cooking today—from Chicago deep-dish pizza to the Bronx's eggplant parm—celebrating the communities that redefined what we know as Italian food. As she explores this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, Lidia shows us that every kitchen is different, every Italian community distinct, and little clues are buried in each dish: the Sicilian-style semolina bread and briny olives in New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwiches, the Neapolitan crust of New York pizza, and mushrooms (abundant in the United States, but scarce in Italy) stuffed with breadcrumbs, just as peppers or tomatoes are. Lidia shows us how this cuisine is an original American creation and gives recognition where it is long overdue to the many industrious Italians across the country who have honored the traditions of their homeland in a delicious new style. And of course, there are Lidia’s irresistible recipes, including · Baltimore Crab Cakes · Pittsburgh’s Primanti’s Sandwiches · Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza · Eggplant Parmigiana from the Bronx · Gloucester Baked Halibut · Chicken Trombino from Philadelphia · authentic Italian American Meatloaf, and Spaghetti and Meatballs · Prickly Pear Granita from California · and, of course, a handful of cheesecakes and cookies that you’d recognize in any classic Italian bakery This is a loving exploration of a fascinating cuisine—as only Lidia could give us.

Lidia s Family Table

Lidia s Family Table Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2004-11-23
ISBN : 1400040353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of America best-loved and most-admired chefs, an instructive and creative collection of over 200 recipes that bring simple, delicious Italian cooking to the family table, with imaginative ideas for variations and improvisations. Lidia's Family Table features hundreds of fabulous new dishes that will appeal both to Lidia’s loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment. • She welcomes us to the table with tasty bites from the sea (including home-cured tuna and mackerel), seasonal salads, and vegetable surprises (Egg-Battered Zucchini Roll-Ups, Sweet Onion Gratinate). • She reveals the secret of simple make-ahead soup bases, delicious on their own and easy to embellish for a scrumptious soup that can make a meal. • She opens up the wonderful world of pasta, playing with different shapes, mixing and matching, and creating sauces while the pasta boils; she teaches us to make fresh egg pastas, experimenting with healthful ingredients–whole wheat, chestnut, buckwheat, and barley. And she makes us understand the subtle arts of polenta- and risotto-making as never before. • She shares her love of vegetables, skillet-cooking some to intensify their flavor, layering some with yesterday’s bread for a lasagna-like gratin, blanketing a scallop of meat with sautéed vegetables, and finishing seasonal greens with the perfect little sauce. • She introduces us to some lesser-known cuts of meats for main courses (shoulders, butts, and tongue) and underused, delicious fish (skate and monkfish), as well as to her family’s favorite recipes for chicken and a beautiful balsamic-glazed roast turkey. • And she explores with us the many ways fruits and crusts (pie, strudel, cake, and toasted bread) marry and produce delectable homey desserts to end the meal. Lidia’s warm presence is felt on every page of this book, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she is doing, and the brilliant photographs take us right into her home, showing her rolling out pasta with her grandchildren, bringing in the summer harvest, and sitting around the food-laden family table. As she makes every meal a celebration, she invites us to do the same, giving us confidence and joy in the act of cooking.

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Book
Author : Marcella Hazan
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2011-07-20
ISBN : 0307958302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A beautiful new edition of one of the most beloved cookbooks of all time, from “the Queen of Italian Cooking” (Chicago Tribune). A timeless collection of classic Italian recipes—from Basil Bruschetta to the only tomato sauce you’ll ever need (the secret ingredient: butter)—beautifully illustrated and featuring new forewords by Lidia Bastianich and Victor Hazan “If this were the only cookbook you owned, neither you nor those you cooked for would ever get bored.” —Nigella Lawson Marcella Hazan introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. In this, her magnum opus, she gives us a manual for cooks of every level of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals. In these pages, home cooks will discover: • Minestrone alla Romagnola • Tortelli Stuffed with Parsley and Ricotta • Risotto with Clams • Squid and Potatoes, Genoa Style • Chicken Cacciatora • Ossobuco in Bianco • Meatballs and Tomatoes • Artichoke Torta • Crisp-Fried Zucchini blossoms • Sunchoke and Spinach Salad • Chestnuts Boiled in Red Wine, Romagna Style • Polenta Shortcake with Raisins, Dried Figs, and Pine Nuts • Zabaglione • And much more This is the go-to Italian cookbook for students, newlyweds, and master chefs, alike. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings throughout, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking brings together nearly five hundred of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire in one indispensable volume. As the generations of readers who have turned to it over the years know (and as their spattered and worn copies can attest), there is no more passionate and inspiring guide to the cuisine of Italy.

La Cucina Di Lidia

La Cucina Di Lidia Book
Author : Lidia Bastianich,Jay Jacobs
Publisher : Broadway
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780385245111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now available as a handsome Broadway trade paperback: The debut cookbook of celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, whose three cookbooks have netted nearly 320,000 copies to date. She's become famous for her Italian-American cuisine, but Lidia Bastianich's early repertoire focused on the distinctive Italian cuisine of Istria, her native land, located on Italy's northeastern Adriatic coast and bordering the former Yugoslavia. Encompassing recipes, memories, and photographs from her childhood, Lidia's premiere cookbook is in many ways her most personal. La Cucina di Lidia invites readers to savor antipasti such as Polenta with Fontina and Porcini Mushrooms or Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad. Rice and pastas include Plum Gnocchi, Risotto with Squash Blossoms and Zucchini and Tagliatelle with Leek Sauce. Entrees feature fish (Swordfish in Sweet and Sour Sauce), fowl (Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Orange), meat (Stuffed Breast of Veal), and game (Duck Roasted with Sauerkraut). Desserts range from ChocolateZabaglione Cake to Apple-Custard Tart. La Cucina di Lidia highlights an Italian cuisine infused with the flavors of Eastern Europe. In this cookbook classic, Lidia Bastianich brings uncomplicated recipes yet unforgettable tastes to the table.

Felidia

Felidia Book
Author : Lidia Matticchio Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali,Fortunato Nicotra
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN : 0525610766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first restaurant cookbook from the best-selling author, beloved and award-winning TV chef, and hugely successful restaurateur--115 recipes from her acclaimed and much-loved New York eatery. Ever since it first opened its doors on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 1981, Lidia Bastianich's Felidia has been one of New York City's most beloved restaurants. Now, in her first restaurant cookbook, the revered chef, author, and television personality--along with the restaurant's longtime Executive Chef, Fortunato Nicotra--shares the recipes that have made Felidia a dining destination. Here are dishes from across the restaurant's forty-year history: Eggplant Flan with Tomato Coulis; Linguini with White Clams and Broccoli; Short Ribs Braised in Barolo; delectable desserts such as Almond and Chocolate Tart Caprese and Open Cannoli; and cocktails such as Passion Fruit Spritz and Frozen Peach Bellini. Here too are Chef Fortunato's personal favorite recipes, advice on setting up a home bar, a fascinating look at Felidia's history, and much more. Filled with the same warmth and wisdom that are the hallmark of all of Lidia's cookbooks, Felidia is the next-best thing to a table at the restaurant.

Healthy Pasta

Healthy Pasta Book
Author : Joseph Bastianich,Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Publisher : Appetite by Random House
Release : 2015-04-07
ISBN : 044901682X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A delectable, wonderfully informative, easy-to-use cookbook that provides simple ways to make pasta an integral part of a healthy and well-balanced life style from two members of the beloved Bastianich family. As it says in the introduction: "Eating pasta can be advantageous to your health, satisfying, and economical. Pasta should be a staple in every kitchen." Now, brother and sister Bastianich--who certainly know great tasting food--provide tips, instructions, and delectable recipes for making pasta healthfully delicious. Not a diet book--there are no tricks and no punishing regimens--but a guide to enjoying more of the food you love in ways that are good for you. Joe and Tanya explain the health benefits of cooking pasta al dente; they show us ingredients and cooking methods that maximize taste but minimize fat content and calories; and they provide us with 100 mouth-watering recipes for regular, whole grain, and gluten-free pastas, including: Gnocchi with Lentils, Onions and Spinach; Bucatini with Broccoli Walnut Pesto; Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon; Summer Couscous Salad with Crunchy Vegetables; Spaghetti and Onion Fritttata, and many more. A book to revolutionize the way we think about pasta. Buon appetito!

Lidia s Italian Table

Lidia s Italian Table Book
Author : Lidia Bastianich
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 1998-09-02
ISBN : 0688154107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lidia's Italian Table LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH "Let me invite you on a journey with me from my childhood ..." beckons Lidia Bastianich, hostess of the national public television series Lidia's Italian Table. And what an incredible journey it proves to be. Lidia's Italian Table is overflowing with glorious Italian food, highlighted by Lidia's personal collection of recipes accumulated since her childhood in Istria, located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. Hearty and heartwarming Italian fare is what Lidia understands best, and each chapter of this gorgeous cookbook is infused with Lidia's warm memories of a lifetime of eating and cooking Italian style. Since good Italian food is based on good ingredients, Lidia includes an eloquent discourse on those products that are the cornerstones of Italian cuisine: olives (and their green-golden oil), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, porcini mushrooms, truffles, tomato paste, and hot peppers. She also explains the importance of regional wines and grappa (in flavors from honey to dried fig) in the Italian food experience. Her recipes are filled with these Italian delicacies--Fennel, Olive, and Citrus Salad; Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushroom Sauce; Seared Rabbit Loin over Arugula with Truffle Dressing; Asparagus Gratin with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese-, and Zabaglione with Barolo Wine. Lidia explores every corner of Italian cuisine: from fresh and dry pasta to gnocchi and risotto to game and shellfish, all of which Lidia transforms into exceptional Italian dishes. But that is only the beginning. There are Italian soups to savor, like hearty minestre, bread-enriched zuppe, and the light and flavorful brodi. Polenta's delicious versatility is revealed through Polenta, Gorgonzola, and Savoy Cabbage Torte and White Creamy Polenta with Fresh Plums. And Lidia's luscious dolci, or desserts, invite your indulgence with Sweet Crepes with Chocolate Walnut Filling, Blueberry-Apricot Frangipane Tart, and Soft Ice Cream with Hazelnuts. Lidia attributes her passion and appreciation for Italian food to her family. Lidia's Italian Table is filled with stories of learning to make Easter bread with her Grandma Rosa in the town's communal oven; touching and smelling her way through the food markets of Trieste with her great-aunt Zia Nina; fishing for calamari with her uncle Zio Milio; and collecting briny mussels and sea urchins along the Istrian coastline with her cousins. This gastronomic adventure is more than just a cookbook: It is an exploration into the heart of Italian cuisine.

Nonna Tell Me a Story

Nonna Tell Me a Story Book
Author : Lidia Bastianich
Publisher : Running Press
Release : 2010-10-12
ISBN : 0762443200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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America's favorite Italian-American cook, Lidia Bastianich, shares the story of the Christmases she used to celebrate in Italy with her five grandchildren. When Lidia was a child, she spent Christmas with her grandparents, where she learned to cook with her Nonna Rosa by preparing food in their smokehouse and kitchen. Lidia and her brother would also find a big beautiful juniper bush to cut down for their holiday tree. And they made their own holiday decorations with nuts, berries, and herbs they collected for their meals. This delightful picture book is filled with the story of Lidia's Christmas traditions, delicious recipes, and decorating ideas all perfected over the years by Lidia and her family.

Classico e Moderno

Classico e Moderno Book
Author : Michael White,Andrew Friedman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 0345545532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Having won or been nominated for just about every known prestigious culinary award, Michael White is hailed by food critics as the next great hero of Italian gastronomy. His reach extends around the globe with a clutch of acclaimed fine dining restaurants, including Marea, Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and pizzeria Nicoletta. Now, in Classico e Moderno, White brings his passion for authentic Italian cuisine to the home kitchen, with recipes—nearly 250—that cover both the traditional and contemporary dishes of the region. In the “Classico” portion, White shares such iconic dishes as Meatballs Braised in Tomato Sauce; Pasta and Bean Soup; Cavatelli with Lamb Ragù and Bell Peppers; and Roasted Pork Leg with Rosemary and Black Pepper. The “Moderno” chapters feature recipes that have put White’s restaurants on the map, including Chicken Liver Crostini with Marsala-Braised Onions; Fusili with Red Wine–Braised Octopus and Bone Marrow; and Veal Chops with Roasted Endive and Pancetta Cream Sauce. Both the Classico and Moderno sections offer ideas for your whole meal: first courses (Vitello Tonnato, Garganelli with Caviar Cream ), soups (Zuppa di Baccalá, White Bean Soup with Sautéed Shrimp), pastas (Tortellini alla Panna, Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli), main courses (Pollo alla Diavola, Braised Lamb Shanks with Farrotto), and desserts (Crostata di Ricotta, Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon–Basil Sorbet and Almond Milk Froth), as well as salads, pizzas, and basic formulas for pesto, stocks, and vinaigrettes. Including personal notes and anecdotes about White’s early sojourn in Italy and his flavorful career, Classico e Moderno will give you all the tools, tips, and tricks you need to cook tantalizing Italian dishes with the confidence of a seasoned chef. Praise for Michael White and Classico e Moderno “A masterpiece of culinary acumen and perfection in presentation . . . White once again sublimely deals with his cuisine of choice—Italian. In an attempt to bridge the gap between classic and modern, this chef extraordinaire offers the reader an experience in beauty and taste. . . . This book is a testament to both the importance/influence of Italian cuisine and to the rich and varied experiences its ingredients and tradition still have to offer.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Exceedingly appealing . . . [Michael White] is one of the great chefs of modern Italian food in this country, and in Classico e Moderno he teaches us enough so that we can try to follow in his footsteps.”—Vogue “Hugely ambitious . . . White is one of a number of rising chefs here who aren’t Italian but have felt the freedom to refresh the concept of Italian food.”—Associated Press “The future of Italian gastronomy, thanks to the spectacular inventiveness he brings to modernizing the world’s most popular cuisine.”—Gotham “I’ve watched and tasted as Michael White has matured into his current position as one of the preeminent stewards and pioneers of Italian culinary tradition in America. Even his signature modern dishes are as relatable as the classics—and are perhaps even destined to be deemed classics in their own right some day.”—Thomas Keller, from the Foreword “Michael White has, in very short order, grabbed the Italian food crown for New York City.”—Anthony Bourdain

Fine Cooking Italian

Fine Cooking Italian Book
Author : Editors of Fine Cooking
Publisher : Taunton Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1600854303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Features two hundred recipes for Italian home cooking for soups, salads, pizza, pasta, main courses, polenta and risotto, desserts, and more, with step-by-step instructions with photos for cooking techniques and ingredient profiles.