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Bella cucina Italiana!,
This review is from: The ASK Italian Cookbook: Easy to prepare recipes from the ASK Italian kitchens (Paperback)
The cookbook from the restaurant chain ASK contains over 100 recipes and is a mixture of completely original recipes plus some of the old-time ASK favourites (Penne Al Polla Della Casa being out favourite!) but this book is being published in conjunction with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in order to raise much needed funds for the hospital. I love cooking Italian food and I think it's possible that I may want to try nearly every recipe in this book. The book is split into sections that include Antipasti: Starters, Primi: Pasta, Primi: Risotto Farro and Potatoes, Pizza, Secondi: Fish and Meat, Contorni: Salads and Vegetables, Dolci: Desserts, Sauces and Basics. There are also useful sections that help you pair wine with food and give you hints and tips about making fresh pasta and ravioli. The recipes are clear and concise - very easy to follow and none of them are particularly daunting or require you to shop for a massive list of ingredients. The book itself is fantastic quality and a fab design. I love the feel of the matt pages and the photography inside is great - every recipe has an image which I like to see in a cookery book! I feel like this book is something I will use a lot over the years and I can't wait to get trying some of the recipes out.