8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good, but not always easy to measure out,
This review is from: The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking (Hardcover)I would agree with most other reviewers as to the scope of this magnum opus. My main quibble is with her choice of measurements. Many ingredients are given as tablespoons. This may be fine for liquids, or fine solids like flour, but are these level or rounded or what? However for chopped celery? grated Parmesan? The quantity involved here could vary enormously. It would be much simpler to have given these by weight.
I would also quibble with the ingredients lists. They are set in two columns with the text centred, which makes them difficult to read.
Many of the recipes are simply variations on a theme, expanded into full-blown recipes on their own.
Despite all this, there is a wealth of information here, and I am looking forward to trying some of them out.