Simple Italian Snacks

Jason Denton, Author, Kathryn Kellinger, Author, Michael Piazza, Photographer . Morrow $23.95 (184p) ISBN 978-0-061-43508-9

The authors of Simple Italian Sandwiches have returned to print with more panini, alongside a variety of small plates including bruschette, salads, spiedini (skewers) and pizzas. Quality ingredients and simple preparation are the basis for the 80-plus recipes, designed for entertaining or easily grouped together for casual mid-day and evening meals. Organized by occasion, chapters such as “World Cup Final” and “Backyard Bocce Tournament” may not have significance for many American home cooks, but nevertheless ground the spirit of the book, which include delicious musts such as the classic dish of arancini (rice balls), stuffed fried zucchini flowers, sliced skirt steak panini, and sweet pea bruschetta with mint and pecorino. Headnotes are filled with pertinent information on ingredients and serving suggestions, and paired cocktail recipes make nice additions. Its handy trim size and well-shot, full-page color photos make this an appealing gift title, ideal for housewarmings. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 10/20/2008
Release date: 10/01/2008
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