Celebrate: Italian Style
by Jacqueline Miconi
The kitchen has always occupied an important position in Italian culture. It is not only the place where cooking is done, but it's usually the center of most household activity; a place to gather and socialize, a place to bond and reminisce, and of course a place where many great chefs are born. Celebrate....Italian Style, is a collection of recipes and stories about Italian life. With amusing selections, such as "An Italian Wedding", "Neighborhood Watchdogs", "Gramma's Other Half" and "An Italian Christmas and the Tale of the Fishes", this cookbook brings us back to simpler times of tradition and heritage and how friends and family unite through food.
This "Coffee Table" cookbook includes 100+ traditional recipes, using readily available ingredients for dishes that are not only easy to create, but even more enjoyable to indulge in. This unique cookbook is divided into 10 different chapters, discussing the celebrations that make up our lives. Through chapters like "Sunday Dinner", "An Italian Christmas", "Old Country Cooking" and "A Feast with your Paisani", this cookbook offers up some excellent recipe selections, while sharing stories from the author's rich heritage. Included in the book are favorites which include: Antipasti Squares, Sunday Gravy, Lasagna, Chicken Saltimboca, Italian Meatloaf, Zuppa di Pesce, Sole Florentine, Braised Artichokes, Zucchini Parmesan, Cannolis, Ricotta Pie and many more.... It is these celebrations that unite us, and it is the food at these occasions that tie us together, creating memories that can last a lifetime.