The recipes included in this cookbook include a wonderful basic tomato sauce which we tried out. With simple ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes, it became amazing after using it to cook meatballs. I didn’t grow up with any Italian friends, so I had no idea how great a sauce could be when it became the means of cooking all sorts of meat. The sauce only got better with time, too. The next day’s leftovers were supreme.
Other recipes include Gnocchi, Braciole, Meatballs, Homemade Pastas, soups like Fagiola, Roasted Butternut, and Lentil with Bacon and desserts such as Olive Oil Cake, Hazelnut Panna Cotta and Chocolate Tart. I had such a wonderful time drooling over all of them. I think eventually, I will have to add this book to my collection.