Biba’s Taste of Italy Cookbook by Biba Caggiano Recipes from Emilia Romagna Hardcover


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“Biba’s Taste of Italy” cookbook subtitled “Recipes from the Homes, Trattorie and Restaurants of Emilia-Romagna” by Biba Caggiano. Published by William Morrow in 2001, the cookbook is a hard cover with a dust jacket measuring 8½ x 10¼ inches with 404 pages; the price of $38.00 is printed on the interior flap of the dust jacket. It is in good gently used condition, the pages are clean and unmarked, but the dust jacket has a lot of wear / rips.


Join Biba Caggiano on her journey back to her beloved region in Biba’s Taste of Italy. Located in one of Italy’s most prosperous northern regions, Emilia-Romagna has given the world a cuisine that is a luscious as it is refined: succulent seafood dishes from the Adriatic waters; hearty, long-simmered ragùs; and rich pasta shaped into tortellini, anolini, and lasagna. Discover the place that’s home to so much of what we’ve come to love in Italian food: prosciutto di Parma, Modena’s aged balsamic vinegar, mortadella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Featuring more than 250 recipes from antipasti to desserts, delicious homestyle dishes and authentic recipes from humble trattorie and family-run restaurants. You’ll learn how to make Tagliatelle with Bolognese Ragù; Eggplant Parmigiano that combines the salty-sweet flavors of Parma ham and Bolognese sausage; earthy, bread-thickened soups; Potato and Ricotta Gnocchi; and irresistible seafood risotto. Of course, stuffed pasta is here in all its glory with recipes for Ricotta and Goat Cheese Tortellini, Butternut Squash Tortellini, and Anolini in Broth, and so many more.

From the region’s coastal towns and villages, Biba shares the simply prepared seafood dishes of the local trattorie — Clams with Garlic and Cile Pepper and Baked Halibut with Potatoes, plus the simple tastes of grilling shellfish with olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs. In the same rustic spirit, you will also find Roasted Stuffed Breast of Veal, Braised Veal Shanks, and succulent Breaded Lamb Chops. Taste of Italy is more than a collection of recipes, it reaffirms that the kitchen remains the heart and soul of Italian homes. Join Biba as she returns to Emilia-Romagna, it’s a trip you will take again and again in your own kitchen.

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Weight 63 oz
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 3 in