Biba's Italy

Biba's Italy

Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities

By Biba Caggiano

Artisan Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579653170, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2006

Here is the very best food from our very favorite cities-- the glorious dining destinations Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan, and Venice-- brought to life by one of the most authoritative authors in the field. The 100 delicious, simple recipes range from time-honored home-cooking traditions to restaurant classics and even startling innovations by Italy's star chefs, and are accompanied by invaluable cooking tips and rich, evocative atmosphere. And each chapter offers travel tips galore-- on the best restaurants, wine bars, "gelatarie," and markets-- as well as eminently useful reference sections on ingredients and menus. "Biba's Italy" will at turns transport you to a canal-side "caffe " in Venice and a bustling outdoor market in medieval Bologna, to a chic Milanese "ristorante" and the lively streets in Rome and cozy "enoteca" in Florence. Then lure you back home to re-create these experiences in your own kitchen.

About the Author
Bolognese by birth and upbringing, BIBA CAGGIANO is the author of the award-winning Northern Italian Cooking and Modern Italian Cooking. She has taught Italian cooking in the United States and Italy, and is the chef-owner of Biba restaurant in Sacramento, California.