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After taking us on journeys into her own kitchen and into kitchens across Italy Lidia Bastianich now invites us on a road trip into the heart of Italian American cooking today Traveling around the United States Lidia visits Italian American communities that created something new out of the recipes passed down from their ancestors As she explores this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine Lidia shows us that every kitchen is different every Italian community distinct and little clues are buried in each dish the Sicilian style semolina bread and briny olives in New Orleans Mufful. I checked this book out because of the Almond Pine Nut Cookie recipe My sister in law introduced me to this awesome cookies and they are truly mouth watering We made the Cioppino for a Christmas Eve gathering and I am making the Caponata tonight I love the travelogue nature of the book the lovely photographs and the fact that many of the recipes recall my first mother in law s wonderful cooking I would love to be able to cook like her and this book makes it seem possible There is a list of Italian American clubs in the back of the book and a list of Lidia s cooking show episodes This book would make a perfect gift for someone who loves her TV show or who wants to learn about Italian American cooking

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Lidias Italy in America

Etta Sandwiches the Neapolitan crust of New York pizza and mushrooms abundant in the United States but scarce in Italy stuffed with breadcrumbs just as peppers or tomatoes are Lidia shows us how this cuisine is an original American creation that redefines what we know as Italian food while always paying tribute to Italy and she gives recognition where it is long overdue to the many industrious Italians across the country who have honored the traditions of their homeland in a delicious new style And of course there are Lidia’s irresistible recipes including ·        Balti C. This is the companion cookbook to the PBS series I loved the essays on Little Italys all over the US There are many Italian American recipes worth trying

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Rab Cakes ·        Pittsburgh’s Primanti’s Sandwiches ·        Chicago Deep Dish Pizza ·        Eggplant Parmigiana from the Bronx ·        Gloucester Baked Halibut ·        Chicken Trombino from Philadelphia ·        authentic Italian American Meatloaf and Spaghetti and Meatballs ·        Prickly Pear Granita from California ·        and of course a handful of cheesecakes and cookies that you’d recognize in any classic Italian bakery This is a loving exploration of a fascinating cuisine as only Lidia could give u. If it is possible to read a cookbook then I have done it This cookbook is of particular interest to me because it s half recipes and half travelogue of iconic Italian American restaurants I ahem have turned the latter into a Foursuare list As for the former the recipes I ve bookmarked so many You ll be surprised what dishes from your childhood are nouveau inventions by Italian immigrants


10 thoughts on “Lidias Italy in America

  1. says:

    I'm extremely critical of cookbooks finding little other than avarice in them I usually feel that the author has written a uick sell duping people into paying money for reheated leftovers of other cookbooks When I began this book I went in hi

  2. says:

    One of my absolute favorite cookbooks this is not regional Italian cooking; it is Italian American cooking with some travelogue and immigrant history tossed in The recipes are easy to make at home and absolutely delicious Many of these dishes are along the lines of what you'll find in really good Italian restaurants across America and in Italian American homes on Sundays and holidays Lidia's books are just as good as her TV shows

  3. says:

    I checked this book out because of the Almond Pine Nut Cookie recipe My sister in law introduced me to this awesome cookies and they are truly mouth watering We made the Cioppino for a Christmas Eve gathering and I am making

  4. says:

    Many of the recipes in this collection were staples of my childhood growing up in Northern New Jersey This is authentic Italian American fare I also enjoyed the historical and geographical notes included with the recipes I am a collec

  5. says:

    Much like her other books wonderfully tasty easy to follow instructions of recipesDefinately a must have book for fans of Italian food

  6. says:

    This is the companion cookbook to the PBS series I loved the essays on Little Italys all over the US There are many Italian American recipes worth trying

  7. says:

    One of my favorite books on Italian American cooking

  8. says:

    Before this I had never picked up one of Lida's books I had seen her pop up on PBS and would watch her from time to time but wouldn't consider myself a fan If this book is an example of her other cookbooks I am now a fan because I love a book that has extensive notes on why the recipe was chosen and how it came into being Of course as much as I enjoyed this book which has a nice mention of Providence RI in it I feel as if I apprec

  9. says:

    If it is possible to read a cookbook then I have done it This cookbook is of particular interest to me because it's half recipes and half travelogue of iconic Italian American restaurants I ahem have turned the latter into a Foursuare list As for the former—the recipes—I've bookmarked so many You'll be surprised what

  10. says:

    Lidia explores Italian American food and culture An intimate look at the Italian immigrant experience and the delicious food culture they have built in the US See my full review here

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