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Ciao Y'all: Recipes from the PBS Series Cucina Amore (Ciao Series) [Hardcover]

By Damian Mandola, Johnny Carrabba, Chris T. Sullivan (Foreward By), Diane Padys (Photographer), Watt M. Casey, Jr. (Photographer) & John Demers
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Based on the the PBS cooking show Cucina Amore!, this tasty guide to Italian cuisine features more than 150 recipes for a wide variety of Americanized Italian dishes, influenced by Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisine, Southern cooking, and festive Mexican specialties.

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The popular hosts of the acclaimed PBS cooking show, Cucina Amore! have written a delightful, captivating cookbook for their many fans. A beautifully photographed cookbook featuring over 150 recipes from Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba's savory repertoire of Italian cuisine from the heart of Texas to Italian cooking influenced by Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisines, the wealth of Gulf seafood, American Southern cooking culture, and festive Mexican specialties.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   191
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 10"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2003
Publisher   Bright Sky Press
ISBN  193172119X  
ISBN13  9781931721196  

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1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Baking > General
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3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > Italian
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Southern Italian  Jan 18, 2007
I gave this cookbook to my husband for Christmas and he loves it. We visited Mandola's Winery just south of Austin, TX, and were so impressed we had dinner at Mandola's restuarant in Austin that evening on our way back home. Both are delightful and are fully reflected in the cookbook showing how you can mesh 2 totally different cultures (Italian and Southern American) in food and have a very tasty mix.
great find...  May 7, 2006
I generally buy my books for the dessert recipes. This was no exception. It has some dolci that I find interesting and unique. I started with the Lemon Rosemary Pound Cake and it was fabulous. It has a fluffy moist tender crumb that we swooned over. Well worth the price of the book.

I also tried a couple of other dishes and was not impressed...but still know there is a lot of great cooking to do from this book.
Best gumbo I've ever made  Jan 23, 2005
I have to confess to a huge crush on Damian Mandola, but after making his gumbo, I may be in love. I followed the recipe exactly except for the crab (too much $, so I used 8 oz. of packaged crabment) and I added andouille sausage because my cooking's biggest fan loves it. The time it takes to make the dark roux he says to use is worth it. The recipe is fabulous. I haven't made anything else in the cookbook yet, but the directions are beautifully thorough; the photographs and quotations from the guys are delightful.
Italian-Inspired Creativity in the Kitchen  Mar 10, 2003
An expansion of Carrabba's Italian Restaurant opened in New Hampshire about six months ago. Sitting down for dinner, I was struck by the authenticity of the food. Thick, spicy sausages were served with strips of colorful peppers and onions, flavored richly with a good, pressed olive oil. I knew that I couldn'g go wrong with the cookbook written by Johnny and Damian Mandola.

This book is accented with full-color photographs. The recipes are organized by course: Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Side Dishes, Entrees, Pasta & Pizza, and Desserts. The book also includes a Foreward, Introduction, Basics, and Techniques.

The recipes are not limited to Italian Cuisine. While you will (of coruse) find recipes for Sicilain-Style Tomatoes, you will also find recipes for Cornbread and even a Trio-Layer Cake.

Each recipe includes a number of servings, ingredients list, step-by-step procedures on how to prepare the recipes, serving suggesions, and quotes from the authors about the origins and tastes of the recipes.


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