The Best Italian Cookbooks

Find our top 9 picks for the best Italian cookbooks of the past 25 years.

Top 9 Italian Cookbooks
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Top 9 Italian Cookbooks

Italian food is so beloved by Americans that you’d think we all had grandmothers back in the old country, making fresh pasta and gargling vino di tavola while shooing the lazy cat away from the bowl of homemade ricotta. It’s a cuisine whose American interpretation gets closer to its roots as the American palate gets more sophisticated, and now we hunger for the particular specialties that define each region: fresh fava beans, nutty farro, succulent roast pork, silky handmade noodles with scant but flavorful sauces. Cooks looking for authentic, delicious Italian recipes will find great pleasure in the pages of these award winners.

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