Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
May 16, 2021
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Capellini with Bacon and Almonds
(Italy)
Capellini with bacon in a sliced almond cream sauce with pecorino and parmigiano
posted: 12/21/2006

Fettuccine with Ham and Warm Goat Cheese
(Italy)
Fettuccine with ham, soft goat cheese, roasted red pepper, and parsley
posted: 12/21/2006

Fettuccine with Napa Cabbage and Ham
(Italy)
Fettuccine with cooked or leftover baked ham, Napa cabbage and mixed greens with a white wine and juniper berry sauce
posted: 12/21/2006

Fusilli with Pork and Red Bell Pepper
(Italy)
Fusilli with pork sirloin and red bell pepper
posted: 12/20/2006

Lasagna with Pork and Walnut-Mascarpone Sauce
(Italy)
Lasagna tossed with braised boneless pork shoulder ragout and a white wine-reduced walnut and mascarpone cheese sauce
posted: 12/20/2006

Linguine Verde with Pan-fried Pork and Red Bell Pepper
(Italy)
Linguine verde (green linguine) with pork chops and garlicky roasted red bell peppers and rosemary
posted: 12/20/2006

Linguine Verde with Pork in Cream Sauce
(Italy)
Green spinach linguine with crispy pancetta, boneless prok chops in a white wine cream sauce
posted: 12/20/2006

Penne with Ham and Cheese Sauce
(Italy)
Penne with ham and ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, fontina val d'Aosta bound with cream and egg yolks
posted: 12/21/2006

Pennette with Seared Pork and Sautéed Onions
(Italy)
Pennette (small penne) with pan-seared boneless pork chops and onions
posted: 08/28/2008

Perciatelli with Pork and Cabbage
Perciatelli con Maiale e Cavolo
(Italy)
Perciatelli with pan-seared sliced pork chops, sauteed cabbage, and fresh herbs
posted: 10/13/2008



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My favorite [of the cookbooks reviewed] is Cucina Rapida, a delicious discovery for lovers of Italian food.  Most of the recipes can be done in 30 minutes or less, and the flavors are forthright.  I’ve cooked a lot from this book since it came out in early summer and have yet to be disappointed.  The recipe for Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Lemon is bright-tasting, a memorable supper that I will make again for my family or for casual entertaining.
- Felicia Gressette, Akron Beacon Journal


"Grill Italian hooks the cook in the introduction. Who would not want to light the grill after reading the author's description of an alfresco dinner in Sicily ? The recipes are generally on the simple side, relying on the fresh ingredients and herbs for flavor rather than on heavy marinades and bastings. I love the frequent trick of alternating items on skewers with cubes of oil-soaked bread or that of sprinkling on bread crumbs to add texture ? Sausages, onions and oranges skewered together offer a delightful change of pace."
- Florence Fabricant, New York Times

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