Lidia's Family Table
A new cookbook by Lidia Bastianich, the leading lady and inspiring interpreter of la cucina Italiana for thousands of American cooks, is a welcome present for anyone who loves Italian foodand is there anyone who doesn't? Lidia's Family Table is Lidia at her warm, gracious best, presiding over meals made for the four generations who gather in her kitchen and dining room. She shares dishes that are quickly prepared (so necessary in our hectic lives), traditional special-occasion and holiday must-haves and a few, new "spontaneous inventions." And best of all, she explains how she cooks at home, detailing the techniques she relies on, seasoning it all with her favorite tastes, passions, instincts and ideas. Another winner from the lovely, loving Lidia.