Biba's Italy (Hardcover)

Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities

By Biba Caggiano

Artisan, 9781579653170, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2006

List Price: 29.95*
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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 caffè 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

Biba Caggiano is the author of Trattoria Cooking, Biba’s Northern Italian Cooking, Biba’s Taste of Italy, Italy Al Dente, and the PBS-show companion From Biba’s Italian Kitchen. She is also the chef-owner of Biba Restaurant in Sacramento, CA, where she lives.

Praise For Biba's Italy: Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities

"An experienced cookbook author and a teacher, and it shows in the way she explains dishes and writes recipes."
The New York Times