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“A fine primer for budding Italian chefs. The entertaining, informative stories that are woven into the cookbook provide a wonderful backdrop to the well-explained basic recipes of Italian cuisine.”

—MICHAEL DEGEORGIO,
executive chef at Il Cortile Restaurant, New York City,
and specialty food consultant
“A memoir about living in Italy and the pleasures of Italian food that makes a perfect
gift. But the recipes are so delicious, you’ll want to try it first yourself.”
—CHEF ERHARDT TELL,
four-time Cordon Bleu Award winner,
television chef and cookbook author

“If you want to get a sense of true authentic Italian food and the flavor of living in the mountains of the untouched regions of Italy, like Abruzzo, not only do I recommend you take the trip, but also that you make Maria Liberati’s The Basic Art of Italian Cooking part of your library.”
—JIM COLEMAN,
host of the PBS television series, Flavors of America, and
executive chef at Coleman Restaurant at Normandy Farms
As much a storybook  of  Holiday Memories spent in Italy as a cookbook, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions is a grad trip to Italy in one volume
-Angela Nickerson, Author of A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome
Holiday meals can be delicious yet healthy, and Maria Liberati has successfully demonstrated that with her approach to cooking, emphasizing fresh and artisan produced foods in the style of Italy’s ‘cucina povere’. By using natural ingredients from the farm and sea to the mill  Ms. Liberati creates special occasion recipes that are a memorable experience
-Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D.

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