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Italian Family Dining by Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone

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Italian Family Dining by Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone

Italian Family Dining by Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone

Rodale Inc.

The Bottom Line

You can find an interesting collection of Italian recipes in this book, along with good advice on healthy dining habits and family togetherness.
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Pros

  • Delicious, easy to follow recipes.
  • Helpful collection of menus make meal planning a no-brainer.
  • Enjoyable musings on food and family.
  • Delicate illustrations add a homey touch to the book.

Cons

  • Some of the ingredients may be too unusual for less gourmet diners.

Description

  • Hard cover cookbook with recipes divided by seasonal.
  • Edward Giobbi wrote the classic Italian Family Cooking 30 years ago.
  • The charming anecdotes give insight into the Italian attitude toward enjoying food as a family.
  • Tips or background history are provided for each recipe.
  • There are 7 menu suggestions for each season.

Guide Review - Italian Family Dining by Edward Giobbi and Eugenia Giobbi Bone

I'm not sure which I enjoyed more. The cozy musings of an Italian family who share a passion about food or the delicious, unusual recipes that result from this passion. Each dish I tried was full of flavor, and yet deceptively simple to create. Each one evoked the flavors of Italian cusine, and yet were unfamiliar to my own Italian repetoire. For me this book became the discovery of a new slice of Italian flavors.

Of equal pleasure was the many musings on eating as an Italian family. Italian holidays are basically defined by the foods served. And the foods served are defined by the season of the holiday. You'll find Peas with Prosciutto in the spring; Red Snapper with Zucchini Flowers in the summer; Butternut Squash and Rice Soup as a fall first course; and Smelts in Garlic and White Wine in the winter. There's an abundance of vegetable and seafood dishes throughout this collection. As this book emphasizes, you should choose ingredients that are in season to dine most healthfully and flavorfully. And this book will provide all the ideas you need to accomplish this objective.

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