The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

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Macmillan, 1995 - Cookery, Italian - 722 pages
11 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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User Review  - Elizabeth Minchilli - Goodreads

A classic that all those interested in Italian cooking should have on their shelves. Like many others, this is the book that truly taught me the basics of Italian cooking. Read full review

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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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