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Molto Batali (Enhanced Edition)

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The bestselling author of Molto Italiano and Molto Gusto shares 120 of his favorite seasonal recipes in month-by-month menus perfect for celebrating with family and friends

For Mario Batali, privilege is also a responsibility. Dedicated to giving back, the renowned chef believes that sharing is crucial to leading a fulfilling life—especially at the table. That spirit of togetherness is at the heart of Molto Batali, a collection of festive and delicious recipes meant for sharing with friends and family throughout the year.

From lush summer salads to hearty winter braises, the seasonal dishes in Molto Batali—all easy to prepare and made with simple ingredients—enliven any dinner table, from a weeknight meal to a holiday celebration. Better yet, the recipes are organized into perfectly paired combinations for stellar meals. Each month features a sumptuous main course such as Leg of Lamb in a Clementine Crust; three toothsome pastas such as Wine-Stained Gemelli with Sausage “Meatballs” and Eggplant; four delectable veggie sides such as Sautéed Rutabagas with Chile, Mint, and Maple; a rustic, flavorful soup such as Green Garlic Soup; and an indulgent dessert such as Nectarine and Black Pepper Cheesecake.

The tantalizing recipes in Molto Batali reflect Mario’s passion for food and family, his belief in the importance of eating together, and the joy that comes when we share lovingly made meals. This same spirit of community and family informs the charitable work of the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children—encouraging them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world.

Publishers Weekly Review

Oct 17, 2011 – In this sincere, solid collection of 120 family-style recipes there is little kidding around for Batali, who turned 50 last year. In the introduction, he references Proust, notes his role as husband and father, and calculates that he oversees a combined staff of 3,000. That number includes employees of the Mario Batali Foundation, his hunger relief charity, to which a quarter of this books profits will be donated. With the calendar in mind, Batali assigns each of the 12 chapters a month, counting down a year’s worth of feasts that feed eight to 12, though he points out that every dish can easily be halved or doubled. Each chapter contains a main meat dish along with several pastas, soups, vegetables, and desserts. In May, for instance, there is veal shoulder, an onion frittelle, dandelion salad, sautéed spinach, nettle soup spaghetti, ziti, and chilled zabaglione with raspberries and amaretti. Seafood pastas have always been one of Batali’s strengths, and with these he shows that he can still bring on the heat with dishes like fusilli bucati with soft-shell crabs and hot chiles; bucatini with crayfish, jalapenos, and basil; and spaghetti with garlic, crab, and Serrano chiles.

What's New in Version 2.0

A typo was fixed on page 10, recipe instructions.


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Customer Reviews

Great Cookbook and Format

Excellent, enticing cookbook. I am a huge fan of cooking and eating with the season and the monthly layout of recipes is perfect for this. Finally, everything about the layout - consistent organization of each month's recipes, great photos, fitting the recipe on one page to minimize page turning - and the use of the iBook authoring tools make this the best eBook cookbook that I have ever used or seen. This is the new standard for the genre. (One feature that all eBook cookbooks need, though, is voice command support to enable page turning while one's hands are fully engaged in cooking! But this is probably dependent on Apple's tools)

Molto Batali (Enhanced Edition)
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Published: Oct 23, 2012
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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