Italy al Dente: Pasta, Risotto, Gnocchi, Polenta and Soup

The Glories of Italian Cooking
by Biba Caggiano


Bologna-born Biba Caggiano brings the soul food of Italy to the American table.


Italians, Biba Caggiano tells us, are drawn together around the dinner table in a very special way. There's no community in the world quite like an Italian family joining together to partake of good company, great wine, and, of course, incredible food. From the simple to the elaborate, Italian cooking is celebrated around the world for its taste, versatility, and strong traditions.

In Italy al Dente (William Morrow & Co., $25.00/hardcover, March 1998), bestselling cookbook author Biba Caggiano offers recipes that everyone will enjoy preparing and sharing with friends and family. Italy al Dente is Italian food that is "just right," simple cooking at its best, Italian soul food. with well-organized chapters offering such delicious dishes as Pasta with Sausage, Red Bell Peppers, and Tomato Ragu and Risotto alla Milanese with Mushrooms, Biba covers everything from soups and polenta to fresh pasta and gnocchi. She gives practical instructions on basic preparations and offers suggestions for making your Italian dishes more authentic. biba

Italy al Dente is the perfect sourcebook for anyone who loves the taste and simplicity of fresh, day-after-day Italian cuisine. with over 150 recipes, hand-drawn technique diagrams, and a full-color photo insert, this is a useful and delightful kitchen staple.


Biba Caggiano is the bestselling author of From Biba's Italian Kitchen, host of Biba's Italian Kitchen television series on The Learning Channel, and owner of BIBA restaurant in Sacramento, which has just been awarded the 1996 Robert Mondavi Culinary Award for Excellence. She lives in Sacramento, California.


Italy al Dente
The Glories of Italian Cooking
by Biba Caggiano
Photographs by Ellen Silverman
William Morrow & Company, Inc.
1998, Hardcover, US $25.00
Recipes & photos reprinted by permission


Italy al Dente


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