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Be careful with this book! Much too simple.
on 22 June 2010
I guess the clue's in the title, it's the wrong type of cookery book for me as I find most of the recipes MUCH MUCH TOO SIMPLE to be delicious and you kind of think perhaps true Italian food is just about using just tomatoes, onion, garlic and herbs (as so many of the recipes reads more or less the same), nothing like the British/American scrumptious jazzed up version of Italian food we're used to and love eating! For example the vegetable section, most of the different vegetables are simply prepared with Parmesan and olive oil. No wonder the book's 2 inches thick, same boring 'basic' recipes repeated for different meat and vegetable! I've tried several times trying to pick a recipe from this book but keeping turning them down in favour of recipes from other cookery books, even my Eastern European cookery book (written before the fall of Iron Curtain) has far better & much more interesting & unique recipes. If this is not the type of book for you, go for more glorified version of Italian cookery book - I'm still looking.