Great Books on Italian Food!

The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Nuovo Vesuvio, the “family” restaurant, redefined. Home to the finest in Napolitan’ cuisine and Essex County’s best kept secret.

Now Artie Bucco, la cucina’s master chef and your personal host, invites you to a special feast…with a little help from his friends.

From arancini to zabaglione, from baccala to Quail Sinatra-style, Artie Bucco and his guests, the Sopranos and their associates, offer food lovers one hundred Avellinese-style recipes and valuable preparation tips.

But that’s not all! Artie also brings you… (click here to keep reading)



Italian Mom’s – Cookbook

This book is great! Italian Moms are notorious for their amazing cooking, and not many are ready to share their secrets! My Mama was sworn to secrecy before her mother taught her the secret sauce that her mother had taught her. This book holds no secrets back!

Elisa Costantini has spent her life serving up delicious Italian meals, after leaving Italy at the age of twenty-three, she moved to Philadelphia where she established herself in her neighborhood and community as a wonderful neighbor, parishioner, friend… and a terrific cook of homemade Italian specialties. (click here to see more)



Del Posto – Cookbook

The definitive cookbook on refined Italian Cuisine by the celebrated chef at Mario Batali’s and Lidia Bastianich’s award-winning destination restaurant in New York City.

This book redefines what excellent Italian Cooking in America can be. With a focus on regional Italian ingredients and tradition, it contains recipes that bring together flavors from the old country, but in sophisticated new ways, like: Fried Calamari with Spicy Caper Butter Sauce; Red Wine Risotto with Carrot Puree, Monkfish Piccata, Veal Braciole, and Ricotta-Chocolate Tortino. But what is special is that these recipes will really work in the home kitchen, unlike some ambitious cookbooks like this. And given Del Posto’s origin and founders, the book includes recipes by Lidia Bastianich, and forewords by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.Plus, the award-winning sommelier at Del Posto offers advice on which Italian varietals to serve with what dishes. All this is complemented by photography that is inspired by 16th century still life paintings.

As the New York Times said in their review: “The food bewilders and thrills.” (click here to continue reading)


Family Friendly Fat Burning Meals!


This collection of books is amazing! The recipes and explanations are fascinating and they really work! You will be amazed by how good healthy food can be. Even the children are tricked into loving eating healthy!

The focus of these books is to eat healthier not only to keep your body at an ideal weight but also to feel, sleep and live better! Those are basic principals to living La Bella Vita!

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Eating Healthy with Chocolate

living-healthy-with-chocolateYES, that is possible!

Adrianna does an amazing job at explaining how and why chocolate and her delicious deserts can actually be healthy for you! Featuring more than 100 easy and delicious healthy dessert recipes this book teaches you how to make your favorite desserts with the same flavor and texture of traditional desserts using real foods, and without the use of gluten, grains, refined sugars and oils.

  • Included are 139 pages and 9 chapters including recipes for bars, brownies, fudge, breads, cakes, pies, chocolates, truffles, cookies, snacks, ice creams, frozen treats, jams, nut butters, sauces, muffins, an
    d cupcakes.

  • Every recipe includes clear, step-by-step instructions and a beautiful photograph.

  • You get this ebook in BOTH PDF and a ‘printer friendly’ layout!

  • All recipes are made with only real foods and every ingredient in each recipe has been carefully selected to provide the maximum number of nutrients, beneficial fatty acids, and anti-oxidants.

  • All recipes are paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegetable oil-free.

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Italian Food

Elizabeth David’s Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy’s regional cooking. 

For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique… (Click here to continue reading)


Fruit Carving Ideas

FRUIT OWLAs I mentioned on the previous page I have also decided to include a favorite pastime, fruit carving. Even though it isn’t of Italian origin I have gotten more laughs and enjoyment out of humorous fruit trays and carvings in Italy than anywhere else!

When an Italian invites you to dinner it is very important to bring something with you, usually a bottle of wine or a dessert. The problem is that Italians know their wine and are particular about their desserts. So, being invited for an Italian meal can get expensive!