The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

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Macmillan, 1995 - Cookery, Italian - 722 pages
65 Reviews
This book includes recipes from the author's two previous books on Italian cooking, as well as more than 50 new ones, and incorporates advice on the use of kitchen equipment and ingredients.

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Very few fantastic recipes. - Goodreads
she is simply the best Italian cookbook writer ever - Goodreads
No pictures, just amazing recipes. - Goodreads
Recommended as a standard reference. - Goodreads
But the fonts and illustrations are beautiful. - Goodreads
Easy and tasty pasta recipes - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Very few fantastic recipes. I ended up giving this one away. Read full review

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User Review  - Eling - Goodreads

I didn't read every single page of this but from recipes I've used in the past I am certain this would be an excellent addition to our cookbook library; I'm just not sure how often I would pick it up ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Marcella Hazan was born Marcella Polini in Italy on April 15, 1924. She received a doctorate in natural sciences and biology from the University of Ferrara. She was a newlywed when she moved to New York City in 1955. She taught herself how to cook and eventually became a cooking teacher and a cookbook author. She embraced simplicity, precision and balance in her cooking. Her books include Amarcord: Marcella Remembers and The Classic Italian Cook Book: The Art of Italian Cooking and the Italian Art of Eating. She died on September 29, 2013 at the age of 89.

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