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Lidia's Favorite Recipes

100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrees

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One of the most beloved chefs and authors in America presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of more than 100 Italian recipes that have become Lidia's go-to meals for her very own family—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire.

     In Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, you’ll find a fresh take on more than 100 of Lidia’s signature and irresistibly reliable dishes, including:

·         Fried Mozzarella Skewers—Spiedini alla Romana
·         Escarole and White Bean Soup—Zuppa di Scarola e Cannellini
·         Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage—Ziti con Broccoli Rabe e Salsicce
·         Baked Stuffed Shells—Conchiglie Ripiene al Forno
·         Eggplant Parmigiana—Melanzane alla Parmigiana
·         Savory Seafood Stew—Zuppa di Pesce  
·         Chicken Cacciatore—Pollo alla Cacciatore        
·         Veal Ossobuco with Barley Risotto—Ossobuco di Vitello con Risotto d’Orzo
·         Cannoli Napoleon—Cannolo a Strati      
·         Limoncello Tiramisù—Tiramisù al Limoncello

From the classic sauces to the delicious desserts, these recipes have been revised and updated to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever. With new information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of the ingredients, this book shows there is no question why these dishes are the easiest and most enjoyable to bring to the family table for your most memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes will give both new cooks and longtime fans something extraordinary to celebrate. 

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 17, 2012 – In her latest cookbook, Bastianich, combines more than 100 of her signature dishes with new and old favorites. Her coauthor is daughter Tanya, who also manages her mother s product line. Bastianich encourages readers to cook for family and friends, and each recipe makes family-sized portions. Dishes are simple, pleasing, and accessible. Straightforward sections such as appetizers; sandwiches and pizzas; pastas, polenta and risottos; seafood, poultry, and meats include every Italian recipe you would imagine finding in a Favorite recipe book. Readers will find typical crowd pleasers like baked clams oreganata, pizza Margherita, spaghetti and meatballs, and veal scallopine. The authors also include traditional Italian dishes for the more adventurous chef like octopus and potato salad and lamb stew with olives. The final chapter is a roundup of delightful desserts, like chocolate biscotti pudding and limoncello tiramisu.

Customer Reviews

Why not

I expected much more from this book. The pictures were so bad. The food did not look like good stuff!
Lidia, i use to love your books but not this one.

Lidia's Favorite Recipe's

As with all Lidia's books, this is a great cookbook! We have been huge fans of Lidia for years and find her recipes outstanding.

I highly recommend this book. I would give it 6 stars if they were available.

Phil Dade

Lidia's Favorite Recipes
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  • $18.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Regional & Ethnic
  • Published: Oct 16, 2012
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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