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Classic Italian Recipes (Hamlyn Classic Recipes) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Del Conte
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Over 75 of Anna Del Conte's finest Italian recipes. Anna Del Conte is one of the greatest living experts on Italian food. Born in Milan, she read History and Philosophy before leaving for London in 1949 where she quickly became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food. Both Nigella and Delia cite her as their favourite Italian food writer and her culinary expertise has been acknowledged with countless awards. The Hamlyn Classic Recipes series is a celebratory collection of some of the most admired chefs the world has to offer - noteworthy not only for their pioneering approach to food, but also for their dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy recipes. This definitive cookbook contains over 75 signature recipes accompanied by beautiful photography. In this elegant collection of Italian cuisine you’ll find delicious traditional dishes such as Bucatini with pancetta, Beef braised in Barola, Calamari stuffed with rice, parsley and garlic and Pistachio ice cream. The Hamlyn Classic Recipes series is a celebratory collection of some of the most admired chefs the world has to offer - noteworthy not only for their pioneering approach to food, but also for their dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy recipes. This definitive cookbook contains over 75 signature recipes accompanied by beautiful photography. In this elegant collection of Italian cuisine you’ll find delicious traditional dishes such as Bucatini with pancetta, Beef braised in Barola, Calamari stuffed with rice, parsley and garlic and Pistachio ice cream.

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Anna Del Conte is one of the greatest living experts on Italian food. Born in Milan, she read History and Philosophy before leaving for London in 1949 where she quickly became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food. Both Nigella and Delia cite her as their favourite Italian food writer and her culinary expertise has been acknowledged with countless awards.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4951 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (10 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YIA55C
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #187,358 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have book of Italian cuisine 21 Feb 2012
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This book is simply AMAZING&PERFECT.
I was looking for a collection of BASIC REAL Italian dishes for a beginner like me, with a budget of 10-15 pounds.

Excluding Jamie's big (and expensive) books, I opted for this practical concise handbook by Anna del Conte.
The explanation of the preparation is essential but accurate and... it was extremely EASY to prepare a Ragù as well as a Ricotta Cake, also ending up receiving compliments from other people!

To sum up, Anna Del Conte is my new idol and I strongly suggest this book to everyone who wants to cook Italian following the ORIGINAL recipes!

P.S.: I'm an Italian student in London :)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my best cookbooks 20 July 2011
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My only real gain from Nigella Lawson's books is the names she mentions as sources for certain recipes. This is the second book written by Anna Del Conte that I've bought, and I've also bought a book on muffins. Both Del Conte and the muffins were mentioned by Nigella, and all these other books turned out to be about ten times better than Nigella's. Lawson's recipes are not detailed, no description is provided on ingredients, tools to be used, cooking time and temperature (or if there is, it often doesn't have anything to do with what really happens in my own kitchen); the dishes I've cooked so far according to her recipes were very disappointing (at least to my own taste), and I keep wondering whether there's anything I do wrong (which I cannot ascertain, given the small amount of explanations Lawson offers).

This book is different. The recipes are not long, but are detailed enough (there is information on baking temperatures, exact cooking time and so on); there's a good introduction on key ingredients and kitchen equipment; the recipes are divided into clear steps and are nicely illustrated. When needed, there is also information on what to do in not very clear situations ("if there is too much liquid when the carrots are tender, uncover the pan and cook over high heat for 1 or 2 minutes"). Such details are, I think, essential for successful cooking. My own measure for success is the look and taste of the dishes, and all those I've cooked so far according to this book by Del Conte were very satisfactory.

Besides, the recipes give both metric and British measures, hurray (I never seem to be able to remember how many mililiters make a pint, and the like)!

I'm looking forward for the next book by Del Conte I have ordered and is on the way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good recipes for most common Italian dishes 17 Nov 2012
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I'm Italian and bought this book for a UK friend as a present. I was looking for a recipe book of the main and most common/everyday Italian dishes. I had a look at the recipes presented by this one and they seem to be correct. The book looks nice too, which is always a plus
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