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Publisher's Summary

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the world mourned the passing of the "Godmother of Italian cooking". But her legacy lives on, through her cookbooks and recipes, and in the handwritten notebooks filled with her thoughts on how to select the best ingredients - Ingredienti. Her husband and longtime collaborator Victor has translated and transcribed these vignettes on how to buy and what to do with the fresh produce used in Italian cooking, the elements of an essential pantry, and salumi.
Before you know how to cook, you must know how to shop. From Artichokes to Zucchini, Anchovies to Ziti, Ingredienti offers succinct and compelling advice on how to choose vegetables, pasta, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto, and all of the key elements of Marcella's classic meals. Organic isn't necessarily best, boxed pasta can be better than fresh. Marcella's authoritative wisdom and surprising tips will change the way you cook.
©2016 Marcella Hazan and Victor Hazan (P)2016 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Alexandra Nicholas on 02-14-17

good listen but a better read

the narrator does a lovely job at making all the Italian words come to life. however in hindsight this audiobooks would have been better as a hard copy reference book as it is really just the reading of a long list

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5 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 07-23-16

Once again, Marcella Says

What does Elizabeth Wiley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator spoke with a beautiful clear voice in English and a lovely accent when speaking Italian. Simply perfect. While I think it is possible that after listening, many people will buy a copy of the book to have in the kitchen, nothing can replace the feeling, while listening, that you are actually chatting with Marcella. If you already love Marcella, this is a must-listen. If you don't already love Marcella, you will by the time you get to the end.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Victor Hazan's Dedication and Preface were very touching. Thank you, kind sir, for bringing Marcella to us one last time. She will always be in my heart and at my table.

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