Cookbook Recommendation: The Italian Vegetable Cookbook by Michele Scicolone
Bringing the taste of authentic Italy to your fingertips is Michele Scicolone, author of the incredibly easy to use Italian Vegetable Cookbook. Michele gently guides carnivores and vegetarians, alike, through 200 feel-good dishes that also happen to be good for you. Start your day with a breakfast crostini, topped with mascarpone, fig slices, honey and almonds. Also habit-forming are the truffle parmesan bignès. These morsels are divine. And although Michele navigates home cooks through various ways of preparing your daily greens, The Italian Vegetable Cookbook is far from vegetarian. Made with smoked bacon, the star of the book is perhaps the ever-elegant penne with butternut squash, a regional dish from Parma. You won’t know what hit you. The Italian Vegetable Cookbook will be the most fruitful $30 you’ll spend all year.