"Anna Venturi . . . both inspires and encourages cooks of all abilities through her passionate approach to food and her extensive knowledge of Italian cooking. Her style is friendly and her recipes contemporary and approachable."
"The success of a recipe does not depend on a religious devotion to instructions; it springs from the heart and requires enthusiasm and a genuine love of food." Anna Venturi has both in abundance. Here she shares her treasured tips that make Italian cooking so special. From adding a pinch of salt when chopping basil to bring out the color of a pesto sauce to enhancing a cheese sauce with a little grated nutmeg, Anna demystifies techniques and passes on a storehouse of culinary knowledge accumulated from friends and family all over Italy. Filled with more than 100 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes and a wealth of essential information, this book is both a passionate and enlightening guide to Italian cuisine.