Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jamie's Italy

I can't believe that I haven't written about Jamie's Italy yet. It's been on my shelf for three years and on my counter, helping me with dinner, umpteen times! If you didn't love Italian food before reading this book, you certainly will after.

The recipes are wonderful and even better than that are Jamie's commentaries - sharing conversations with locals (you really do feel like you're there), and educating us about which food is grown where and how each district has their own take on "the only way" to prepare dishes.

Here are just a few of my favorites...

Sausages & Lentils Pomodoro

And naturally, in honor of Presto Pasta Nights, there's....

Shrimp Vermicelli with Arugula

Chicken & Mushroom Spaghetti Tetrazzini

Did I mention the snapshots of Jamie on his journey? No?...well they're wonderful too. Jamie takes us through Italy - top to bottom and the recipes are from antipasti (starters) to dolci (dessert).

I'd say this is my favorite book, but then so are Jamie's Dinners and Cook with Jamie. Which one is yours?

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