Book List

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The Glorious Pasta of Italy
by Domenica Marchetti

Big Night In: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes for Feeding Family and Friends Italian-Style
by Domenica Marchetti

Cucina Povera: Tuscan Peasant Cooking
by Pamela Sheldon Johns

A Taste of Ancient Rome
by Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa

Cucina del Sole: A Celebration of Southern Italian Cooking
by Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Flavors of Puglia
by Nancy Harmon Jenkins

by Joanne Chang

Bugialli on Pasta
by Giuliano Bugialli

My Calabria
by Rosetta Costantino with Janet Fletcher

The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
by Rachel Saunders

Breaking Bread in L’Aquila
by Maria Filice

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)
by Julia Child

Joy of Cooking
by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker

Lidia’s Family Table
by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen
by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia’s Italian Table
by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia’s Italy
by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy
by Lidia Bastianich

Recipes from an Italian Summer
Editors of Phaidon Press

The Italian Baker
by Carol Field

In Nonna’s Kitchen: Recipes and Traditions from Italy’s Grandmothers
by Carol Field

Celebrating Italy: Tastes & Traditions of Italy as Revealed Through Its Feasts, Festivals & Sumptuous Foods
by Carol Field

Italian Festival Food
by Anne Bianchi

The Craft of Baking
by Karen DeMasco

Rustico: Regional Italian Country Cooking
by Micol Negrin

Encyclopedia of Pasta
by Oretta Zanini De Vita

Bitter Almonds: Recollections and Recipes from a Sicilian Girlhood
by Maria Grammatico and Mary Taylor Simeti

A Passion for Desserts
by Emily Luchetti

A Passion for Ice Cream
by Emily Luchetti

The Silver Spoon
by Phaidon Press

Food Festivals of Italy
by Leonardo Curti and James O. Fraioli

Celebration Breads
by Betsy Oppenneer

La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio
by Wanda and Giovanna Tornebene and Michele Evans

Sicilian Home Cooking: Family Recipes from Gangivecchio
by Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene and Michele Evans

Sweet Sicily: The Story of an Island and Her Pastries
by Victoria Granof

Cucina del Sole: A Celebration of Southern Italian Cooking
by Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World: Florence
by Lori de Mori

Biba’s Italy: Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities
by Biba Caggiano

Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania
by Arthur Schwartz

The Southern Italian Table: Authentic Tastes from Traditional Kitchens
by Arthur Schwartz

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food
by Gillian Riley

Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome
by Patrick Faas

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments
by David Lebovitz

The Timeless Art of Italian Cuisine
by Anna Maria Volpi

Red, White, and Greens: The Italian Way with Vegetables
by Faith Heller Willinger

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
by Marcella Hazan

The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques, and Science of Good Cooking
by Madeleine Kamman

Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
by Ken Haedrich

The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family
by Laura Schenone

Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts
by Alice Medrich

Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate
by Alice Medrich

Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking
by Mario Batali

Italian Grill
by Mario Batali

The Cake Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Pie and Pastry Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Bread Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
by Giada De Laurentiis

Everyday Pasta
by Giada De Laurentiis

Giada’s Kitchen: New Italian Favorites
by Giada De Laurentiis

Giada’s Family Dinners
by Giada De Laurentiis

Recipes from Paradise: Life & Food on the Italian Riviera
by Fred Plotkin

La Terra Fortunata: The Splendid Food and Wine of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy’s Great Undiscovered Region
by Fred Plotkin

Italian Festival Food: Recipes and Traditions from Italy’s Regional Country Food Fairs
by Anne Bianchi

Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen
by Gina DePalma

Artisan Baking Across America: The Breads, The Bakers, The Best Recipes
by Maggie Glezer

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