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La cucina di Lidia : distinctive regional cooking from the north of Italy
Bastianich, Lidia.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Doubleday, 1990.
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286 pages ; 26 cm
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TX723.2.N65 B37 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Now available as a handsome Broadway trade paperback: The debut cookbook of celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, whose three cookbooks have netted nearly 320,000 copies to date. She's become famous for her Italian-American cuisine, but Lidia Bastianich's early repertoire focused on the distinctive Italian cuisine of Istria, her native land, located on Italy's northeastern Adriatic coast and bordering the former Yugoslavia. Encompassing recipes, memories, and photographs from her childhood, Lidia's premiere cookbook is in many ways her most personal. La Cucina di Lidia invites readers to savor antipasti such as Polenta with Fontina and Porcini Mushrooms or Shrimp and Mixed Bean Salad. Rice and pastas include Plum Gnocchi, Risotto with Squash Blossoms and Zucchini and Tagliatelle with Leek Sauce. Entrees feature fish (Swordfish in Sweet and Sour Sauce), fowl (Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Orange), meat (Stuffed Breast of Veal), and game (Duck Roasted with Sauerkraut). Desserts range from ChocolateZabaglione Cake to Apple-Custard Tart. La Cucina di Lidia highlights an Italian cuisine infused with the flavors of Eastern Europe. In this cookbook classic, Lidia Bastianich brings uncomplicated recipes yet unforgettable tastes to the table.

Author Notes

Lidia Mattichio Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning host of Public Television's Lidia's Kitchen. She owns four acclaimed restaurants in New York including Felidia, Becco, Esca, and Del Posto, as well as Lidia's Pittsburgh and Lidia's Kansas City, co-owned with her daughter, Tanya. She lives in Douglaston, New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Bastianich is a co-owner (with her husband) and chef of New York's Felidia Ristorante, Jacobs a food journalist and restaurant reviewer; together they have written a remarkable book. Part memoir, part cookbook, it showcases Bastianich's unique cuisine, which is at heart Italian but influenced by Yugoslavian, German, and Hungarian cooking. The text is both intensely personal, with evocative reminiscences of growing up in Istria or of the origins of the various dishes, and knowledgeable and wide-ranging, with discussions of ingredients and difficult techniques and informed wine suggestions. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.