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Your Favorite Italian Cookbook and Why

dkennedy | Mar 19, 2011 09:48 PM

I have more Italian cookbooks on my bookshelves than I could possibly ever hope to cook through. Yet, I feel compelled to collect more and more. Here is my list:

The Splendid Table
Cucina of Le Marche
The Tra Vigne Cookbook
Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking
Trattoria Cooking
The Flavor of Italy By the Chamberlains
The Il Fornaio Baking Book
Cucina Simpatica
The Little Dishes of Italy, Antipasti

Never Cooked Out of:
Trattoria Grappolo
Olives and Oranges
Italy The Beautiful Cookbook
Cucina Ebraica
James McNair's Pasta Cookbook
Harry's Bar

I have made many recipes out of a few of these books; a few recipes out of most of these books; and none out of the remainder. If I had to whittle down my collection, I would be hard pressed to say which ones I would keep and which I would toss.

I would love to know which Italian cookbooks in your collection are your favorites and why? What are your favorite recipes out of these books?

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