(book, Lidia Bastianich)
h4. From the publisher The best-loved and most-admired of all America’s television cooks today, Lidia Bastianich now gives us her most generous, instructive, and creative cookbook. The emphasis here is on cooking for the family, and her book is filled with unusually delicious basic recipes for everyday eating Italian-style, as well as imaginative ideas for variations and improvisations. Here are more than 200 fabulous new dishes that will appeal both to Bastianich’s loyal following, who have come to rely on her wonderfully detailed recipes, and to the more adventurous cook ready to experiment. Her warm presence is felt on every page of this book, explaining the whys and wherefores of what she is doing, and the brilliant photographs take us right into her home, showing her rolling out pasta with her grandchildren, bringing in the summer harvest, and sitting around the food-laden family table. As she makes every meal a celebration, she invites us to do the same, giving us confidence and joy in the act of cooking.