Italian Cooking for Beginners: Simple and Easy Recipes for Weeknights, Parties, Holidays, and More (New Shoe Press) (Paperback)
Always wanted to make a pesto that your family begs you to make every week? Tiramisu that your neighbors dream about? But you don’t have time for cooking classes or the lengthy and complicated recipes from other Italian cookbooks? Italian Cooking for Beginners, adapted from the best-selling Let’s Cook Italian!, gives you the tools and recipes to start cooking classic Italian dishes at home with simple, easy-to-follow recipes for even the most inexperienced home cook.
With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, chef and director of the cooking school “La Scuola della Cucina Italiana” Anna Prandoni presents recipes for authentic Italian starters, first and second courses, vegetables, desserts, and snacks. Simple classic recipes include:
- Cheese Focaccia
- Potato Gnocchi
- Stuffed Zucchini
- Steak Pizzaiola
- Spaghetti Carbonara
- and more!
This is the perfect cookbook for the both the beginning home cook and those inexperienced with authentic Italian cooking. Impress your family and friends and make them happy by satisfying their appetites with delicious Italian classics that will leave them wanting more.
Anna Prandoni is a writer and journalist who has been working with food and wine for over 15 years with particular interest in the history of nutrition and its influence on Italian Culture. In 2014, she was selected as Italian ambassador in the network WE-Women for Expo, which addresses global nutrition, sustainability, and food related-traditions. She has worked as director of the cooking school, La Scuola della Cucina Italiana and director and web editor of La Cucina Italiana magazine.
Very active in the digital community, she is the creative director of unaricettaalgiorno.it, Milano Secrets (milanosecrets.it), and the community gathering project for floral design, photography, and culinary art Potluck (mypotluck.it). She teaches social media strategy for foodies and participated in Social Media Week Milan, 2015.
She edited a book series for DeVecci Publishing House dedicated to the healthy kitchen, the ethnic kitchen, and books dedicated to Italian regional cooking. In June 2015, she was appointed director of the Gualtiero Marchesi Cooking Academy in Milan, which offers courses for both professional and amateur chefs.