A thirtieth-anniversary edition of the undisputed bible of Italian cooking by “the queen of Italian cooking” (Chicago Tribune). With new forewords by Lidia Bastianich and Victor Hazan.
This is one of the most beloved cookbooks of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. Marcella Hazan’s magnus opus is an indispensable kitchen resource for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking. Designed as a manual for cooks of all levels of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals—Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients, and a collection of nearly five hundred of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire—including, of course, Marcella’s iconic tomato sauce (the secret ingredient is butter). As the generations of readers who have turned to it over the years know (and as their spattered and worn copies can attest), there is no more passionate and inspiring guide to authentic Italian food. With a beautiful new package and featuring new forewords, this anniversary edition will bring the gospel of good Italian cooking to a whole new generation of home cooks. “If this were the only cookbook you owned, neither you nor those you cooked for would ever get bored.” —Nigella Lawson