Elisa Celli's Italian Light Cooking Cookbook

Elisa Celli's Italian Light Cooking cookbook captures the flavors of Italy through its light Italian recipes. If you are diet conscious, but don't want to give us pastas, pizzas and other Italian dishes, this is the cookbook for you. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket with plastic protective sleeve, 263 pages 

Copyright: 1987 

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press 

Author: Elisa Celli 

ISBN: 9780132739054

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Description: If you think that America is cuisine is authentic Italian food, you are in for a delicious culinary surprise. Classic Italian cooking uses only fresh vegetables and herbs, durum semolina pasta, and the finest olive oils and cheeses. Add to these an abundance of fresh seafood, chicken, veal, or beef, and you have a cucina not only exciting to serve and eat up naturally low in fat and good for you! 

Elisa Celli, best-selling author of The Pasta Diet, recalls fondly her mother's kitchen in the Abruzzi region of Italy - the aroma of garlic and herbs, simmering sauces, and warm breads. In Elisa Celli's Italian Light Cooking she has captured the flavor of Italian cuisine and the spirit of the many regions from which they come. You will find all the information you need to create hundreds of light Italian dishes that are easy to make and so elegant. 

For a special buffet centerpiece, try a hearty vegetable torte with red pepper puree and pesto sauce or any number of colorful salads. Prepare a delicate polenta with baby quail in mushroom sauce for a romantic dinner. Or capon braised in Brunello wine sauce, a dish with a rapturous combination of flavors! 

A showcase of recipes features antipasto, pasta, rice, vegetables, soups, cornmeal, seafood, frittatas, pizza, veal, game, beef, liver, salads, desserts, and sauces. Special sections on entertaining, cooking techniques, and stocking the kitchen with ingredients and cooking implements are also included. A comprehensive guide to notable wines from every region of Italy offers the perfect wine for the perfect meal. 

Treat yourself to light Italian cooking and learn what the Italians have known for years - to live well, you must eat well. Mangia Bene! Vivi Bene! 


Condition: Like new. Book comes with a plastic protective sleeve. 

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