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Baking Up Personal Experience: A Conversation with Renato Poliafito

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 | 814 views

Renato Poliafito, a pastry chef based in Brooklyn and the cover of his latest cookbook, Dolci

Pastry chef and Ciao, Gloria owner Renato Poliafito launched his latest cookbook, Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent. We caught up with him to talk about how he curated the recipes in the book, flavors, and baking techniques.

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2023 Italian Cookbook Guide

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 | 1,718 views

2023 Italian cookbook gift guide including Katie Parla's Food of the Italian Islands, Leah Koenig's Portico, The Food of Sicily, SLow Food Fast Cars, Cucina Povera and more

This past year saw plenty of great Italian-inspired cookbook. There were a few trends of course like the popularity of “cucina povera,” a style of cooking associated with Italian peasants, like those who came to the United States during the great migration. Seafood and coastal regions were also popular this year, from the Amalfi Coast to Sicily to Italy’s many smaller islands.

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History Through Travel in Mark Rotella’s Memoir Stolen Figs

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 | 1,167 views

Mark Rotella's Memoir Stolen Figs

Mark Rotella’s memoir is not entirely focused on food, but it does speak to the Italian American immigrant experience.

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Cookbook: Where to Dine in Thirty-Nine

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 | 990 views

Where to dine in thirty-nine is an essential cookbook of the era

New York City has always been a city of restaurants. Diane Ashley collected recipes from restaurants across the city offering a unique snapshot of what diners were eating.

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Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American Is Available Today

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Monday, April 4th, 2022 | 763 views

Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American

Available now, Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American is now available. Order online or at at your local bookstore.

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Now In English, A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 | 670 views

Available in English for the first time today, A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce tells the story of tomato sauce and spaghetti. Montanari is looking at the history of tomato sauce from the perspective of Italians in their native Italy.

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Cookbook: Let’s Eat Italy!

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 | 733 views

A new cookbook on Italian food is available today, but it is much more than just a collection of recipes. Let’s Eat Italy!: Everything You Want to Know About Your Favorite Cuisine provides readers with helpful charts and images.

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Red Sauce Restaurant Chefs Launch Contemporary Red Sauce Cookbook, Italian American

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 | 614 views

Italian American cookbook with sauce on the background

Available today is a new Italian-American inspired cookbook from Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, who teamed up with Jamie Feldman, a cookbook writer and editor. Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials: A Cookbook promises a modern take on classic red sauce recipes.

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Pasta, a Cookbook from Missy Robbins of Misi and Lilia

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | 972 views

A new pasta cookbook is available today from Missy Robbins, the chef at Misi and Lilia in Brooklyn. Both the chef and her restaurant are known fro for handmade pasta. Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food, with Recipes explores 40 handmade pasta shapes.

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