Cooking & Entertaining

Italian Street Food: Recipes from Italy's Bars and Hidden Laneways

This is not just another Italian cookbook filled with pizza and pasta recipes.

Italian Street Food takes you behind the piazzas, down the back streets and into the tiny bars and cafes to bring you traditional, local recipes that are rarely seen outside of Italy. Delve inside to discover the secret dishes from Italy’s hidden laneways and learn about the little-known recipes of this world cuisine.

Learn how to make authentic polpettine, arancini, piadine, cannoli, and crostoli, and perfect your gelato-making skills with authentic Italian flavours such as lemon ricotta, peach and basil, and panettone flavour. With beautiful stories and photography throughout, Italian Street Food brings an old and much-loved cuisine into a whole new light.

About The Author

Paola Bacchia was born to Italian migrant parents and into their food culture. Her award-winning blog, Italy On My Mind, explores the connection between family memories and food through stories, photos, and recipes. She returns to Italy every year to expand her knowledge of Italian food and traditions.

  • Publish Date: September 07, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Regional & Cultural - Italian
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 9-2/3
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-922417-52-7


"From top to bottom, Bacchia traversed the alleyways of Italy, scoping out the most authentic street bites in each stop and learning not just their recipes but their histories. Here, she shares both, presenting a side of Italian cuisine rarely explored in cookbooks but certainly worthy of your attention." —FODOR'S

Author Bookshelf: Paola Bacchia