Cooking with Nonna Italian Holidays Review

Cooking with Nonna Italian Holidays Review
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Title: Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
Author: Rosella Rago
Published: November 6, 2018, Race Point Publishing
No. of Pages: 264
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $16.50 Kindle



It’s so much fun to cook and bake for holidays, and while most focus on their own family traditions, it’s nice to add a few more when we learn that others have great traditions, too. Italians are known for their close families with their special holiday traditions and fabulous food. Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers by Rosella Rago, is an excellent cookbook with delightful stories from Italian grandmothers, and most importantly mouthwatering recipes. While modern grandmothers aren’t always good cooks, Rago has chosen grandmothers that fit the stereotype of a proper grandmother with a long list of family dishes.

The book includes beautiful photographs of most of the recipes, which makes it tempting to make almost everything. The recipes are easy to follow, and many are easy to prepare. Holiday dishes are often a little more difficult and time-consuming than everyday recipes, but Rago has made it seem easy to prepare great holiday recipes with minimum kitchen time. There are recipes for beautiful and delicious Christmas cookies, several Easter breads, Christmas Eve seafood dishes, breads such as Foccacia (fabulous), Thanksgiving desserts and side dishes, and mouthwatering pasta dishes. There is something for everyone here, and this is a cookbook that will be used over and over again.

Favorite recipes include Neapolitan Spaghetti Pie, Pumpkin Tiramisu, Ricotta and Meat-Filled Manicotti (we loved this), Saint Joseph Bread Rolls, Eggs in Purgatory with Polenta, and a unique Stuffed Zucchini.

If you want a cookbook full of great recipes to prepare for holidays throughout the year, Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays is definitely the one. It’s well-written, the recipes are easy to follow, and there is something to choose from that will appeal to everyone. Highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.





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