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Delivers what the title promises and more!
on 14 August 2000
Updated in 2008
Still got this book, still discovering new recipes (tuna steaks trapani style). The best £15 you'll ever spend
This book is an excellent buy for all lovers of Italian food. It covers the entire spectrum of Italian cooking from starters to desserts via, bread, pasta, meat and fish to name a few.
The book starts with a fundamentals chapter for ingredients and tools and then you're straight into the cooking.
There are no glossy photos, but this is not a problem as there are many excellent diagrams to demonstrate various techniques eg. make fresh tortellini.
The book is suitable for beginners and experts alike as it allows you to decide how seriously you take her instructions (who rolls pasta with a one metre long rolling pin! )
Most recipes are complemented with short passages on its origins and her style of writing is pleasant and quirky.
I would reccomend this book wholeheartedly