Everyday Cooking from Italy: 400 Quick and Easy Italian Recipes from Antipasti to Dessert
Written by Benedetta Parodi
Best-selling author and Italian celebrity chef Benedetta Parodi brings together her best recipes for the first time in English. With over two million books sold, Benedetta Parodi is a culinary sensation in Italy. The celebrity chef has now compiled her favorite recipes and tips into one book, bringing to the table a warm, unpretentious charm that shines through. Easy to follow, her recipes are new twists on the traditional, injecting classic Italian fare with freshness and spontaneity. The book is familial and accessible: there is a section for cooking when you simply have no time; another for when you are looking to treat yourself; another for classic Italian food; and one for when you want to impress. The dishes are flavorful while remaining simple: pumpkin risotto, pizza with gorgonzola and figs, chicken and pepper spiedini (skewers), and torta with caramelized oranges. There are hosting tips as well, such as how to choose the right table decorations and how to match the table to what is on the menu. Everyday Cooking from Italy is filled with easy-to-prepare recipes that feature readily accessible ingredients, making it perfect for everyday meals or special occasions-whether a snack in front of the TV, a romantic dinner, lunch with a vegan friend, or a children's birthday party. And, as always, all are relayed in Benedetta's inimitable and irresistible style.
About The Author
Benedetta Parodi was a news anchor until 2008, when she decided to follow her passion for cooking by creating the successful TV show Cotto e Mangiato (Cooked and Eaten), where she presented easy recipes to suit all tastes. She now hosts I Menu di Benedetta (Benedetta's Menus) on channel La7 in Italy. Benedetta is the author of five best-selling cookbooks.