He’s like Julia Child for Italian food, spreading his copious love of microregional Italian cooking to home cooks (and food TV aficionados). Mario Batali is the Chowhound Home Cooking board‘s choice for July’s Cookbook of the Month, and these enthusiastic cooks will be exploring the books Molto Gusto and Italian Grill.

Chowhound Breadcrumbs is particularly excited for the grilling: “mr bc is the designated griller in our home so this month will be the first where he ‘directly’ participates in the COTM vs his past roles as chief taste-tester and part-time photographer!!”

Dig right in!

For a look back at past cookbooks of the month, check out the archive page.

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