The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
'If this were the only cookbook you owned, neither you nor those you cooked for would ever get bored.’ –Nigella Lawson
Marcella Hazan is widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian cookery writers in the world and The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is her masterpiece. Aimed at cooks of every level, be they beginners or accomplished chefs, it is an accessible and comprehensive guide to authentic Italian cuisine and should find a place in the kitchen library of anyone who is passionate about good food.
Featuring hundreds of recipes ranging from soups, pastas and risottos, to delicious meat and vegetable dishes, The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is an indispensable addition to any kitchen.
If this were the only cookbook you owned, neither you nor those you cooked for would ever get bored.
Has yet to be bettered . . . my copy is splattered with gnocchi, tomato sauce, gravy and oil, but I wouldn't replace it for the world. It does what it says on the tin, and more.
Kate Colquhoun, The Best 50 Cookbooks, Independent