The Italian Cook Book cover

The Italian Cook Book

Maria Gentile

1. 01 - Preface and Recipes 1-11
2. 02 - Recipes 12-20
3. 03 - Recipes 21-32
4. 04 - Recipes 33-45
5. 05 - Recipes 46-59
6. 06 - Recipes 60-70
7. 07 - Recipes 71-85
8. 08 - Recipes 86-99
9. 09 - Recipes 100-113
10. 10 - Recipes 114-128
11. 11 - Recipes 129-142
12. 12 - Recipes 143-157
13. 13 - Recipes 158-173
14. 14 - Recipes 174-188
15. 15 - Recipes 189-197
16. 16 - Recipes 198-208
17. 17 - Recipes 207-221

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One of the beneficial results of the Great War has been the teaching of thrift to the American housewife. For patriotic reasons and for reasons of economy, more attention has been bestowed upon the preparing and cooking of food that is to be at once palatable, nourishing and economical.In the Italian cuisine we find in the highest degree these three qualities. That it is palatable, all those who have partaken of food in an Italian trattoria or at the home of an Italian family can testify, that it is healthy the splendid manhood and womanhood of Italy is a proof more than sufficient. And who could deny, knowing the thriftiness of the Italian race, that it is economical?It has therefore been thought that a book of practical recipes of the Italian cuisine could be offered to the American public with hope of success. It is not a pretentious book, and the recipes have been made as clear and simple as possible. Some of the dishes described are not peculiar to Italy. All, however, are representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not the least product of a lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense has been attained to a very high degree. (Preface of the book)