Let’s talk food. Are you the type of foodie who delights in researching recipes, sourcing ingredients and holding court in the kitchen? Perhaps you’re more the type who devotedly watches the Food Network and then wishes the TV would just deliver meals straight to your table. Will the twain ever meet? Si! Anna Maria McClenaghan’s Italian Sensation! is equally at home on the kitchen or coffee table.
To call this glossy publication a cookbook simply doesn’t do it justice. Consider it instead as a lush guide to all things yummy and Italian. Recipes for Scampi alla Buzzera (pictured) and Mussels all’italiana are interspersed with anecdotes from the author’s Italian roots and tips from her travels.
The sumptuous photos alone got me, but if you’re the adventurous type, how about giving Risotto Champagne e Fragole a whirl? With its chatty tone and refreshingly simple recipes, this is just the thing for counter and couch foodies alike.
Italian Sensation! retails for $39.99 at the Cannery Store. Don’t forget that members get 20% off!