Italian cooking is not Italian-American cooking.
Italian cooking is…
Authentic – Classic Italian dishes are made by following traditional recipes.
Regional – Every Italian dish has roots in a region of Italy, and each region has it’s own specialties.
This means ingredients are truly local, often sourced from your own garden, which also means they are fresh.
Simple – Using just a few fresh ingredients draws more attention to the flavor of each one.
Cook Like an Italian knows this, and shows you how to use a handful of well-sourced ingredients to make classic Italian dishes by following original recipes.
The dishes Cook Like an Italian teaches are listed here by course (First, Second, etc.),
which in Italian is called “piatto”, meaning “plate”
- Antipasti/Appetizers (“before meals”)
- Primi Piatti/First Courses (usually pasta dishes)
- Secondi Piatti/Second Courses (usually meat dishes)
- Contorni/Side-dishes (from the verb “to surround”)
- Dolci/Dessert (“sweets”)