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This review is from: Antonio Carluccio's Vegetables (Paperback)
I have lived in Italy for many years, and love Italian cooking - I love it because it exalts simplicity, it takes a few basic ingredients and produces pure uncluttered taste sensations. It puts vegetables and beans in the place they should be on a table - at the head. Antonio's recipes are absolutely genuine and simple, and reflect all of this. These dishes are exactly what you find in Italian homes - things like raw artichoke salad, turnip shoots with pasta, pumpkin risotto, pizzoccheri, I could go on and on. The layout of the book is also simple and uncluttered, with great photography and interesting and valid introduction sections to each vegetable. This book will never go out of date and if you only have one book on Italian cooking, you should make it this one. I couldn't recommend it more.