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Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking [Hardcover]

By Antonio Cecconi (Author), Betty Crocker (Author) & Lastbetty Crocker (Author)
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The Betty Crocker guide to Italian cuisine features more than two hundred authentic recipes for everything from garlic bread to risotto, along with handy glossaries of Italian cheeses, pastas, herbs, and other specialties.

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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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Betty Crocker
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.36" Width: 8.34" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   2.46 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 19, 2000
Publisher   Betty Crocker
ISBN  0764560786  
ISBN13  9780764560781  
UPC  785555027138  

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More About Antonio Cecconi, Betty Crocker & Lastbetty Crocker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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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Product Categories

1Books > Bargain Books > Cooking, Food & Wine > Cooking
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Italian

Reviews - What do customers think about Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking?

B C Italian Cooking  Jul 28, 2007
This is avery good book on Italian food. I have added the book to my cooking library.
Authentic, delicious Italian cooking  Jan 20, 2007
I love this cookbook! The recipes are very authentic and the variety is excellent. I make a recipe from this book at least once a week, and I've had the book for a year. I recently bought a copy for my mother-in-law. I've had people tell me that my food tastes better than something from an Italian restaurant. The recipes do involve a lot of cooking, since most of them use fresh herbs and vegetables. But the quality makes it worth the time! Happy cooking!
Great tasting, easy Italian recipes!  Jun 14, 2004
This is one of my favorite Italian cookbooks. The recipes in this book are easy, don't require hard-to-find ingredients and best of all, taste great! I have made several recipes and have been pleased with all. Another book I would recommend would be the Italian Cooking Encyclopedia published by Hermes and Hermes (these recipes are more complicated, but authentic!).
The Best Italian Cookbook I've Seen  Sep 2, 2002
Being of half-Italian extraction (and having learned many recipes and techniques from my Italian Grandmother), and considering that I've read and/or purchased more than a dozen Italian cookbooks, I can safely say that this is the best Italian cookbook that I've seen thus far. I really like the recipes that Mr. Cecconi puts forth, but I will caution the novice cook that his directions seem aimed at those who are completely comfortable in the kitchen or have some cooking experience. If you know your way around a stove, can handle a knife and know the difference between basil and oregano, then I encourage you to expand your culinary expertise via this most awesome Italian cookbook; beware though, this is not a numbered, step-by-step, fully illustrated, hand-holding direction guide for new cooks. On the other hand, if you're looking to hone your repertoire of Italian recipes, I'll save you the trouble of looking elsewhere for a single-volume cookbook that covers it all......this is it. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, this book gives you the recipes and insight needed to fool your guests into thinking that you are a true Italian chef. If cooking is more than a chore to you and you're looking to cook in the true Italian style, then you must buy this book. My applause to Mr. Cecconi and to Betty Crocker.
Great, easy Italian recipes!  Sep 23, 2001
I just got this book, and the book is fun reading as well as informative about the foods in the 20 regeons in Italy. Each recipe contains easy to follow directions, prep times, and cooking times. If you love simple and great Italian food, this book is for you.

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