Old World Italian

Old World Italian
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525610410
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Appetite by Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple, authentic recipes inspired by the country's devoted producers and rich food heritage. Through her gorgeous cookbooks A Kitchen in France and French Country Cooking, a generation of readers fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her lively family, and their band of smooth fox terriers. In their newest cookbook, the Thorissons put a pause on their lives in the idyllic French countryside to start a new adventure in Italy and satisfy their endless curiosity and passion for the magic of Italian cooking. Old World Italian captures their journey and the culinary treasures they discovered. From Tuscany to Umbria to Naples and more, Mimi dives into Italy's diverse regional cuisines and shares 100 recipes for authentic, classic dishes, enriched by conversations with devoted local food experts who share their time-worn techniques and stories. You'll luxuriously indulge in dishes culled from across the country, such as plump agnolotti bathed in sage and butter from the north, the tomato-rich ragus and pastas of the southwest, and the multi-faceted, seafood-laden cuisine of Sicily. The mysteries of Italian food culture will unravel as you learn to execute a perfect Neapolitan-style pizza at home or make the most sublime, yet elemental cacio e pepe. Full of local color, history, and culture, plus evocative, sumptuous photography shot by husband Oddur Thorisson, Old World Italian transports you to a seat at the family's table in Italy, where you may never want to leave.

Old World Italian

Old World Italian
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984823601
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple, authentic recipes inspired by the country's devoted producers and rich food heritage. “A tribute to the home cooking of real families across the country.”—The Wall Street Journal NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD NETWORK Beloved for her gorgeous cookbooks A Kitchen in France and French Country Cooking, Mimi Thorisson, along with her lively family and smooth fox terriers in tow, immersed readers in the warmth of their convivial lives in rural France. In their newest cookbook, the Thorissons pause their lives in the idyllic French countryside to start a new adventure in Italy and satisfy their endless curiosity and passion for the magic of Italian cooking. Old World Italian captures their journey and the culinary treasures they discovered. From Tuscany to Umbria to Naples and more, Mimi dives into Italy’s diverse regional cuisines and shares 100 recipes for authentic, classic dishes, enriched by conversations with devoted local food experts who share their timeworn techniques and stories. You'll indulge in dishes culled from across the country, such as plump agnolotti bathed in sage and butter from the north, the tomato-rich ragùs and pastas of the southwest, and the multifaceted, seafood-laden cuisine of Sicily. The mysteries of Italian food culture will unravel as you learn to execute a perfect Neapolitan-style pizza at home or make the most sublime yet elemental cacio e pepe. Full of local color, history, and culture, plus evocative, sumptuous photography shot by Mimi’s husband, Oddur Thorisson, Old World Italian transports you to a seat at the family’s table in Italy, where you may never want to leave.

Old World Italian

Old World Italian
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1984823590
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and countrysides of Italy in this lavishly photographed cookbook featuring simple, authentic recipes inspired by the country's devoted producers and rich food heritage. Beloved for her gorgeous cookbooks A Kitchen in France and French Country Cooking, Mimi Thorisson, along with her lively family and smooth fox terriers in tow, immersed readers in the warmth of their convivial lives in rural France. In their newest cookbook, the Thorissons pause their lives in the idyllic French countryside to start a new adventure in Italy and satisfy their endless curiosity and passion for the magic of Italian cooking. Old World Italian captures their journey and the culinary treasures they discovered. From Tuscany to Umbria to Naples and more, Mimi dives into Italy's diverse regional cuisines and shares 100 recipes for authentic, classic dishes, enriched by conversations with devoted local food experts who share their timeworn techniques and stories. You'll indulge in dishes culled from across the country, such as plump agnolotti bathed in sage and butter from the north, the tomato-rich ragùs and pastas of the southwest, and the multifaceted, seafood-laden cuisine of Sicily. The mysteries of Italian food culture will unravel as you learn to execute a perfect Neapolitan-style pizza at home or make the most sublime yet elemental cacio e pepe. Full of local color, history, and culture, plus evocative, sumptuous photography shot by Mimi's husband, Oddur Thorisson, Old World Italian transports you to a seat at the family's table in Italy, where you may never want to leave.

A Kitchen in France

A Kitchen in France
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780804185608
Available:
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports you to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. "This is real food: delicious, honest recipes that celebrate the beauty of picking what is ripe and in season, and capture the essence of life in rural France." —Alice Waters When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will bring the warmth of rural France into your home.

Cooking with Nonna

Cooking with Nonna
Author: Rossella Rago
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780760355008
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Release: 2017-03-15
Editor: Race Point Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna! For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Romana every Sunday and on holidays, learning the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia, like focaccia, braciole, zucchine alla poverella, and pizza rustica. In her popular web TV series, Rossella invites Italian-American grandmothers (the unsung heroes of the culinary world) to cook with her, learning the classic dishes and flavors of each region of Italy and sharing them with eager fans all over the world. Now you can take a culinary journey through Italy with Rossella and her debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes, along with advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photos, Cooking with Nonna covers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, breads, cookies, and desserts, and features favorite recipes including: Sicilian Rice Balls Fried Calamari Stuffed Artichokes Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl Struffoli Ricotta Cookies Homemade Pasta Handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs Four-Cheer Lasagna If you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further!

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Author: Marcella Hazan
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780307958303
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Release: 2011-07-20
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. Essentials of Italian Cooking is a culinary bible for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking, bringing together Marcella Hazan’s most beloved books, The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking, in a single volume, updated and expanded with new entries and 50 new recipes. Designed as a basic manual for cooks of all levels of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals—it offers both an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. As home cooks who have used Marcella’s classic books for years (and whose copies are now splattered and worn) know, there is no one more gifted at teaching us just what we need to know about the taste and texture of a dish and how to achieve it, and there is no one more passionate and inspiring about authentic Italian food.

French Country Cooking

French Country Cooking
Author: Mimi Thorisson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780147530387
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Appetite by Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating journey through off-the-beaten-path French wine country with 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village. “Francophiles, this book is pure Gallic food porn.” —The Wall Street Journal Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of smooth fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France. In French Country Cooking, the family moves to an abandoned old château in Médoc. While shopping for local ingredients, cooking, and renovating the house, Mimi meets the farmers and artisans who populate the village and learns about the former owner of the house, an accomplished local cook. Here are recipes inspired by this eccentric cast of characters, including White Asparagus Soufflé, Wine Harvest Pot au Feu, Endives with Ham, and Salted Butter Chocolate Cake. Featuring evocative photographs taken by Mimi’s husband, Oddur Thorisson, and illustrated endpapers, this cookbook is a charming jaunt to an untouched corner of France that has thus far eluded the spotlight.

Pasta Grannies The Official Cookbook

Pasta Grannies  The Official Cookbook
Author: Vicky Bennison
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781784883096
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Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION 2020 AWARD FOR BEST SINGLE SUBJECT COOKBOOK Learn how to make pasta like Italian nonnas do. Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian pasta recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers. “When you have good ingredients, you don’t have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you.” – Lucia, 85 Featuring easy and accessible recipes from all over Italy, you will be transported into the very heart of the Italian home to learn how to make great-tasting Italian food. Pasta styles range from pici – a type of hand-rolled spaghetti that is simple to make – to lumachelle della duchessa – tiny, ridged, cinnamon-scented tubes that take patience and dexterity. More than just a compendium of dishes, Pasta Grannies tells the extraordinary stories of these ordinary women and shows you that with the right know how, truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and entirely achievable.

The Easy Italian Cookbook

The Easy Italian Cookbook
Author: Paulette Licitra
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1646115082
Available:
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The art of Italian cuisine made easy--100 simple, authentic recipes Fragrant basil, melty mozzarella, sun-ripened tomatoes, savory garlic--Italian cooking is all about selecting simple, high-quality ingredients that combine to create punches of complex flavor. The Easy Italian Cookbook is everything Italian cookbooks should be, with 100 mouthwatering, easy-to-make recipes that use fresh, everyday ingredients you can find at most grocery stores. From appetizers to pastas, pizzas, meats, and sweets, this standout among Italian cookbooks has a quick, simple Italian recipe for everyone. You'll find a number of weeknight-friendly recipes, as well as one-pot meals, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy. Mangiamo! All Italian cookbooks should include: Pairing suggestions--This book goes beyond other Italian cookbooks to offer pairing suggestions for recipes with flavors that complement each other deliciously, like drinking an Aperol Spritz while munching on Clams Oreganata. Italian essentials--Learn about Italian kitchen staples to have on hand, including anchovies, espresso, extra-virgin olive oil, and more. Time-saving tips--Unlike other Italian cookbooks, this one gives you helpful pointers for saving time on many of the recipes, like making certain things in advance or using a stand mixer to knead dough. If you've been looking for Italian cookbooks that offer tasty recipes that are fast and easy, look no further--The Easy Italian Cookbook is your new favorite kitchen companion.

Piatti

Piatti
Author: Stacy Adimando
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781452169668
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Executive editor of Saveur Stacy Adimando combines her Italian heritage and tradition of serving abundant spreads to create 75 recipes for generous plates and platters meant for grazing. Organized by season and ranging in size from starting bites, such as Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Leeks with Honey Glaze and Shaved Fennel Salad with Sweet Peas and Avocado, to main courses, such as Crispy Pork Ribs with Herb Sauce and Seared Shrimp with Braised Savoy Cabbage, these are generous dishes to serve to family and friends for gatherings large and small. Filled with advice on how to plate and pair dishes for a range of occasions, this visually stunning book, with distinctive binding featuring a partially exposed spine, imparts what many cooks of Italy seem born knowing: the secrets to pulling off an impressive feast, without formality or fussiness, but with love, ease, and elegance.

Tasting Rome

Tasting Rome
Author: Katie Parla,Kristina Gill
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780804187183
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine-- mirrors of their culture, history, and geography. But the cucina romana is the country's greatest standout. In [this book], journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill capture Rome's unique character and truly evolved food culture--a [culmination] of two thousand years of history"--Amazon.com.

Country Cooking of Italy

Country Cooking of Italy
Author: Colman Andrews
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781452123929
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Release: 2012-12-14
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the success of their 2010 James Beard Foundation Best Cookbook of the Year, The Country Cooking of Ireland, Colman Andrews and Christopher Hirsheimer achieve the formidable feat of illuminating the world's most beloved cuisine in an entirely new light. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience traveling and eating in Italy, Andrews explores every region, from Piedmont to Puglia, and provides the fascinating origins of dishes both familiar and unexpected. This gloriously photographed keepsake depicts an ingredient-focused culture deeply rooted in rural traditions, in which even the most sophisticated dishes derive from more basic fare. With 230 sumptuous recipes highlighting the abundant flavors of the land, all set against the backdrop of Andrews' vivid storytelling and Hirsheimer's evocative images, this luxe book is sure to delight home chefs and lovers of Italian food alike.

The Glorious Pasta of Italy

The Glorious Pasta of Italy
Author: Domenica Marchetti
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781452106908
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Release: 2011-05-27
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrating pasta in all its glorious forms, author Domenica Marchetti draws from her Italian heritage to share 100 classic and modern recipes. Step-by-step instructions for making fresh pasta offer plenty of variations on the classic egg pasta, while a glossary of pasta shapes, a source list for unusual ingredients, and a handy guide for stocking the pantry with pasta essentials encourage the home cook to look beyond simple spaghetti. No matter how you sauce it, The Glorious Pasta of Italy is sure to have pasta lovers everywhere salivating.

Autentico

Autentico
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250124982
Available:
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Autentico is an introduction to the true flavors of Italy. From the bright notes of fresh olive oil to the hearty warmth of slow-cooked ragú, Rolando Beramendi, importer and connoisseur of the finest ingredients from Italy, has crafted a perfect guide to authentic Italian food. Unlike many Italian cookbooks, Autentico goes far beyond pasta. In a world where culinary shortcuts, adulteration, misleading labeling, and mass production of seemingly “authentic” food rule, culinary archaeologist, innovator and cooking teacher Rolando Beramendi has kept centuries-old culinary traditions alive. That’s authentic! In Autentico, Rolando details how to make classic dishes from Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe to Risotto in Bianco and Gran Bollito Misto as they are meant to be – not the versions that somehow became muddled as they made their way across the globe. Among the 120 recipes, you’ll find Baked Zucchini Blossoms filled with sheep's milk ricotta; Roast Pork Belly with Wild Fennel; Savoy Cabbage Rolls made with farro and melted fontina; Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe; Risotto with Radicchio; and a Lamb Stew with ancient Spice Route flavors that have roots from the times of Marco Polo and could have been served to the de’ Medici during the Renaissance. And of course, there are dolci (desserts): Summer Fruit Caponata, Meringata with Bitter Chocolate Sauce, and a simple, moist, and succulent Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake. Colored by the choicest ingredients from the shores of Italy and beyond, the pages of Autentico offer a rich taste of the Italy’s history, brought to life in the modern kitchen.

Skinny Italian

Skinny Italian
Author: Teresa Giudice
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781401395933
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Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eat Spaghetti and Still Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans To many of us, "diet" is a four-letter word. And rightfully so. Starving yourself thin or keeping track of each bite like pennies in your checkbook is no way to live. So what's a girl with skinny jean dreams supposed to do? Teresa Giudice has the answer. In fact, she was born with it. The first-generation Italian-American mom of four and svelte star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey credits her knockout figure to her Old World upbringing. And now, in her fun, encouraging, and budget-friendly cookbook, she skewers the myth that looking fabulous has to be a chore. In Skinny Italian, she reveals how to: substitute tedious meal plans with simple, flavorful recipes; choose fresh, flavorful ingredients instead of counting calories; slow down and enjoy a faster metabolism; replace starvation with celebration by adopting an Italian attitude to cooking, eating, and entertaining; love food, love eating, and still love your body afterward! Teresa shows how anyone can master the cornerstones of Italian cuisine. Learn how to make six different tomato sauces from scratch, how to choose and use the right olive oil, and how to prepare over sixty Giudice family recipes straight from Salerno. From Gorgeous Garlic Shrimp to Beautiful Biscotti, you'll want to make these sumptuous recipes again and again. Discover how easy and economical wholesome, homemade cooking can be. Skinny Italian is not a diet book. It's an "eat it and enjoy it" book. Join Teresa and discover how gorgeous can be a sumptuous side effect to living la bella vita.

Downtown Italian

Downtown Italian
Author: Joe Campanale,Gabriel Thompson,Katherine Thompson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781449461218
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amid the cobblestoned streets and picturesque brownstones of New York's charming West Village, three dynamic young restaurateurs are creating some of the most inventive and delicious Italian-inspired cuisine in a city world-famous for its Italian food. Now the drinks and dishes that have inspired fanatical loyalty among customers of dell'anima, L'Artusi, L'Apicio and Anfora—including Charred Octopus with Chicories, Impromptu Tiramisu, and a sparking Roasted Orange Negroni Sbagliato—are accessible to home cooks in the first cookbook from executive chef Gabriel Thompson, pastry chef Katherine Thompson, and beverage director Joe Campanale. Gabe Thompson's antipasti, pastas, main courses, and side dishes emphasize simplicity and deep flavor, using the freshest ingredients, creative seasonings, and the occasional unexpected twist---in such dishes as Sweet Corn Mezzaluna and Chicken al Diavolo. Katherine Thompson's desserts are both inspired and downright homey, running the gamut from a simple and sinful Bittersweet Chocolate Budino to the to-die-for Espresso-Rum Almond Cake with Caramel Sauce, Sea Salt Gelato, and Almond Brittle. And all are paired with thoughtfully chosen wines and ingenious Italian-inspired cocktails—Blame it on the Aperol, anyone?—by Joe Campanale, one of the most knowledgeable young sommeliers in New York City.

The Complete Italian Cookbook

The Complete Italian Cookbook
Author: Manuela Mazzocco
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1646114175
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the heart of Italy directly to your table--110 authentic regional recipes Italian cuisine's abundance of flavor, high-quality ingredients, and regional diversity make it one of the most popular in the world. Unlike some other Italian cookbooks, The Complete Italian Cookbook will help you make beloved dishes in your own kitchen with more than 100 authentic recipes from all over the country. Get a true taste of Italy with traditional recipes for appetizers and drinks, risottos and polentas, pastas and sauces, pizzas and breads, meat and seafood, and of course, desserts. If you've been searching for comprehensive Italian cookbooks that offer go-to recipes your Nonna would approve of, look no further--The Complete Italian Cookbook is your new passport to culinary adventures. Buon appetito! A standout among Italian cookbooks, this one includes: Classic recipes--You won't need other Italian cookbooks with 100+ time-honored recipes that maintain the true preparation techniques, cooking methods, and fresh, seasonal ingredients of traditional Italian cuisine. Sample menus--Explore multi-course menus, including a Hearty Make-Ahead Supper, a Vegetarian Feast, and a Traditional Roman Supper. Regional tour--This book goes beyond other Italian cookbooks to offer a brief guide to each region's famous foods, like the peppers, figs, San Marzano tomatoes, and lemons the Amalfi Coast is known for. All Italian cookbooks should be this thorough! The Complete Italian Cookbook has everything you need to master the art of true regional cooking from the comfort of your home.

Italian Street Food

Italian Street Food
Author: Paola Bacchia
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1922417521
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Release: 2021-08-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is not just another Italian cookbook filled with pizza and pasta recipes. Hidden behind town squares, tucked down laneways and away from the tourist trail, little-known eateries offer up some of Italy's tastiest and best-kept secret dishes. Italian Street Food delves into Italy's back streets to bring you simple and regional everyday recipes enjoyed by locals. Whether it's a morning pastry, a lunchtime crostino and wine, a late-afternoon gelato, or a late-night snack of arancini, Italian Street Food brings a classic and much-loved cuisine into a whole new light.

The Italian Party

The Italian Party
Author: Christina Lynch
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250147844
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Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the Wall Street Journal's "Six More Books to Read This Winter" • "Required Reading," The New York Post • Library Journal's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 • A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller • One of CrimeReads' "Debuts to Discover Spring 2018" "Deeply funny." —The New York Times Book Review podcast "[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." —Bustle "Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." —Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers "Seeing the "antiquated" culture of postwar/Cold War Italy through the eyes of Americans, obsessed with modern convenience and progress, sort of mirrors my Italy to America transition in a fun way—plus there are spies! Affairs! and lot of food!!" —Giada De Laurentiis "Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses; Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" —Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me “I’ve always wanted to take a trip to Italy in the 1950’s and The Italian Party is my ticket. Like the best Italian paintings, this smart and funny book deftly combines the light and the dark. Christina Lynch’s prose pairs well with any hearty Tuscan red.” —Conan O'Brien Newly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of ltaly, America and each other. When Scottie’s Italian teacher—a teenager with secrets of his own—disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael’s dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth. Half glamorous fun, half an examination of America's role in the world, and filled with sun-dappled pasta lunches, prosecco, charming spies and horse racing, The Italian Party is a smart pleasure.

Were You Always an Italian Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

Were You Always an Italian   Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America
Author: Maria Laurino
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780393343519
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Release: 2001-06-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."—San Francisco Chronicle Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (Arizona Republic), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and mammoni (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like gavone and bubidabetz. According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."