||Grab this book as soon as you can. The
hardcover, which is one of my prized cookbooks, is now out of print.
So you will have to settle for the paperback version of
Tastes & Traditions of Italy as Revealed Through Its Feasts,
Festivals & Sumptuous Foods by Carol Field.You will enjoy all
the recipes include in this monumental text including: Risotto Fratacchione
-- red onions and sausages eaten after Siena's famous Palio; the
Sorbir d'Agnoli -- stuffed pasta in wine-spiked broth that the Mantuans
eat on Christmas Day, and Pane di Cena's sweet milk bread rolls,
which is made to last all through Easter Week in Sicily. Enjoy!
The most ebullient Italian cook on TV has to be
Mary Anne Esposito and her 1st book
brings her enthusiasm into your kitchen. Mary Anne is a master
of Italian cooking techniques and she clearly describes even the
most complicated of dishes. She even throws in a bit of history
here and there.