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5.0 out of 5 stars Dolce Italia!, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Two Greedy Italians (Hardcover)
The book jacket cover truly reveals the warm friendship between Carluccio and Contaldo, two worldwide famous Italian chefs, who have been cooking up a storm in the UK for the last 30 years since leaving Italy separately and eventually meeting and working together in Britain.
The book contains 208 pages and over 100 recipes, most of them with colour pictures. I love the naturalistic and homely feel of the photography and the simple but striking recipes. In this book the two chefs showcase the genuine regional Italian cuisine and reflect on Italy of the past and the present. Rediscovering their native country and reminiscing on their friendship.
The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients used are widely available in the shops. The book is divided in six parts: Antipasti (Starters), Primi (First Courses), Secondi (Main Courses), Contorni (Vegetables), Frutta E Dolci (Fruit and Deserts), Merende (Snacks). Today I cooked a fabulous lunch for a friend using eight recipes from the book. Everything was perfect! All recipes worked out really well from execution to seasoning to presentation. This book really shows that less is more.
The TV series that accompany the book 'Two Greedy Italians' will be shown on BBC 2 at 8pm from Wednesday the 4th May.
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2013 16:36:45 BDT
Kristin says:
Is this actually a review? Reads more like publicity.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 17:17:13 BDT
R. McPhee says:
Yes Kristin. It's a review. I even cooked some of the dishes to see if they work. I write about food so I am very thorough. Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
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