Made In Italy Hardcover – Oct 18 2011
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About the Author
DAVID ROCCO says, “I’m not a chef, I’m Italian!” He learned to cook at his mother’s side and is the epitome of an Italian food lover: adventurous, opinionated and fantastic to be around at dinnertime. Formerly a model, Rocco spends his time developing new concepts for his company, Rockhead Entertainment, with his wife and business partner, Nina. They have three children and split their time between Toronto and Italy. For more information, visit davidrocco.com, follow him on Twitter @davidroccosvita or become a fan on Facebook.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've tried some of the recipes ... loved the mushroom gnocchi.
It's a must for any one who likes Italian food.
I don't think people that have cooked Italian food previously will be satisfied with this book. The pictures and layout of the book is wonderful, and some recipes are good. But most of the recipes are too simplistic in nature.
I am all about "la cucina povera" (the poor kitchen) as my parents are Italian immigrants. However some of the "recipes" that are given are not recipes at all. I say this because there are too many 2-3 ingredient recipes.
- Bistecca Fiorentina - Porterhouse steak, salt and pepper (page 287)
- Lemon-Infused Grilled Scamorza - Scamorza Cheese, 4 Lemon leaves or zest of 1 lemon (page 241)
- Beppe's Family's Pasta Pranzo - 9 cups flour, Lukewarm water (page 205)
Yes, Italian food is about simplicity due to a focus on fresh ingredients, but this book does not do it justice. The genius of Italian food is lost in this book. Italians make such incredible food with limited ingredients (not one or two!).
If you are interested in Italian food, better resources would be:
- The Silver Spoon (A little expensive but covers all regions of Italy)
- The Classic Italian Cookbook - Marcella Hazan (step by step instructions of classic recipes)
Hope that helps!!
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Beautifully illustrated. Still working my way through the recipes though!Published 16 months ago by deegeebee