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From pizza to pasta to the classic cannoli, Americans have an enduring love affair with la cucina Italiana -- renowned for everything from its great taste to its beautiful presentations. Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking has been completely revised and updated, with recipes by Italian native Antonio Cecconi, who provides tantalizing and authentic Italian recipes to delight the palate. With chapters ranging from appetizers to desserts, it is easy to find the ideal, authentic creation for any occasion. But there's more to this book than just recipes -- special features enable you to expand your understanding of Italian cuisine: * An introduction discusses the cuisines of Italy and how the history of the areas influences the food there. * Complete glossaries of Italian cheeses, pastas, vinegars, herbs, and olives and olive oils can help you choose the right ingredients. * Both "first course" and "main dish" servings are included for adapting the dishes to different placement within the meal. * A menu section provides delicious ideas for creating complete Italian meals, from appetizers and main course to desserts. * Match Italian wines to the menus you plan. With 80 full-color photographs and 200 tantalizing recipes, Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking opens the door to the food and culture of Italy."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764560781
ISBN-10: 0764560786
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 208mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Betty Crocker

ANTONIO CECCONI was born in Sardinia, Italy, and has resided in the United States since 1976. He has owned and managed restaurants and was employed by a large food company to develop Italian products. Antonio now operates a successful catering business, The Italian Gourmet, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is also known in the area for his cooking classes - both in-home and at various cooking schools. As a consultant for several nationally known food companies and restaurants, he shares his passion and knowledge of Italian cooking to develop products and create menu ideas. Antonio frequently returns to Italy to refresh his knowledge of Italian cooking.

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