Italian Home Cooking

Della Croce, Julia;



Linguine with Fresh Clam Sauce. Roast Chicken with Bread, Sausage, and Saffron Stuffing. Juicy Meat Loaf with Red Wine and Tomato Glaze. Winter Squash Stew with Green Olives and Garlic. Orange-Almond Ring Cake. Italian Cheesecake. Award-winning Italian cookbook author Julia della Croce offers 125 mouthwatering, comforting dishes in this enticing book. From Welcoming Dishes and Bowlfuls of Soup to Pasta by Heart and Everyday Sauces; from Meat, Fish, and Seafood Entrees to Vegetable Accompaniments; from Sunday Treats to Baby's First Meals--all your family and friends are accounted for. Comfort food is casual and relaxed, designed to sustain the body and uplift the spirit. Readers will find that this collection of recipes reflects the rustic, simple elegance of the best in Italian home cooking. Today's recovering economy and fast-paced lifestyle make it even more important for us to remember the exquisite sense of well-being, the warmth and excitement we once derived from eating food slowly and lovingly cooked at home. This book is an homage to that kind of food; to the kitchens of the Italian people, the author's own family of devoted cooks included, who have developed and preserved Italian cooking through generations. Illustrated throughout with beautiful full-color photography by Christopher Hirsheimer, ITALIAN HOME COOKING is a must-have for all cooks.