200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts

200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts

It’s here! My latest book,  The Italian Vegetable Cookbook:  200 Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes and Desserts,  is now available in both hardcover and ebook editions. The name says it all!  Inside you will find vegetable recipes the way the Italians cook them.  Some may contain small amounts of meat, or anchovies, or chicken broth for flavor, but you can leave them out if you prefer.

The book is a collection of some of the tastiest vegetable, fruit and nut  recipes that I have collected both here and while traveling in Italy.  There are classic appetizers like juicy Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms and little fritters filled with spinach and melted cheese.  In a hurry but don’t want to sacrifice flavor?  Try one of my speedy pastas to make in a flash, like Spaghetti alla Spaghettata, with red wine, olives and garlic, or suave Fettuccine with Lemon Cream.

Hearty casseroles such as Sofia’s Eggplant Timballo or Baked Bowties with Cauliflower and Cheese make satisfying main courses as do savory tarts and pies such as the Tomato and Ricotta Crostata.  There are plenty of ideas for side dishes, too, like Fried Cardoons, Crusty Roasted Peppers  and Lemon Potatoes.  And I couldn’t resist adding some fruit and nut desserts, like a Rustic Fruit Focaccia and Strawberry Mascarpone Gelato.  

The book is packed with mouth-watering photos, taken by the renowned photographer Alan Richardson.

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1 Norma - platanosmangoesandme { 03.04.14 at 6:47 PM }

Will be purchasing. Congratulations and good luck.

2 lur { 03.17.14 at 6:28 PM }

the broccoli soup tastes simply deeeeviiine!

but why does broccoli have that funky smell.

3 Michele Scicolone { 03.18.14 at 5:53 AM }

So glad you liked the soup! Sometimes broccoli isn’t as fresh as it should be. Look for crisp stems, tightly closed buds and no yellowing. It should smell and taste better.
Regards, Michele

4 Michele Scicolone { 03.18.14 at 5:55 AM }

Thank you! Hope you enjoy The Italian Vegetable Cookbook!
Regards, Michele

5 Jackie { 03.23.14 at 8:24 AM }

Hi! I love your site! My friend just moved to Bologna and can not find a slow cooker. Any ideas? I would love to help her out.

6 Michele Scicolone { 03.24.14 at 7:27 AM }

Hi, Jackie,
I don’t know of a store in Bologna that would have them, but I do know that slow cookers can be bought on Italian Amazon. I imagine that a well-equipped kitchen appliance shop will have them, too. Thanks for writing! Michele

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8 Rose Marie Daffer { 02.17.15 at 1:21 PM }

2/17/15 – I got your bk from the library & 1/2 way thru reading. It is great will buy one for me & my 2 sons that love to cook. I could almost smell the food as I was reading. My Grandparents came from Italy & I grew up eating many great Italian meals, that is why I could almost smell your great recipes.

9 Rose Marie Daffer { 02.23.15 at 3:55 PM }

Sent a comment 2/17/15

10 Michele Scicolone { 03.05.15 at 5:22 AM }

I love to hear that, Rose Marie! Great food does not have to complicated. I wish you many more great meals!

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