LIDIA'S ITALY IN AMERICA
December 16, 2011
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali delve into one of the most popular cuisines--Italian American cooking. More than 175 recipes and homey commentary track high calories favorites like Fried Mozzarella Sticks or one of my favorites, Fried Marinated Artichokes. Tracking trends from California to Pennsylvania, New Orleans and Missouri, all the basic Italian recipes take a bow.
Yes, Lasagna with a Bolognese sauce appears in an attractive and simple form, Chicken Scarpariello offers a quick chicken fix combining boneless chicken pieces, peas, wine and Italian sausage--what's not to like? The tradition "Moist Rosemary Rub for Chicken, Steak or Lamb" eases concerns about meat for festive occasions, and the famous "Boston Cream Cake" tops the taste buds off.