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Buy this for your friends, they will love you for it, 16 Sep 2003
I am an avid collector of good cookery books, but if I were forced to keep only one then this would be the one.
Marcella Hazan talks to the reader throughout. Each recipe is amazingly simple and the lists of ingredients surprisingly short. She demonstrates over and over again that good cooking is all about simplicity, patience and, most of all, about using fresh, seasonal, ingredients.