What are the best italian cookbooks?

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    #1Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

    Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
    Marcella Hazan is one of the greatest Italian cookery writers, and The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is her masterpiece. Aimed at cooks of every level, it's a great guide to authentic Italian cuisine for anyone who is passionate about good food.
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    #2Williams-Sonoma Collection: Italian

    Williams-Sonoma Collection: Italian

    Williams-Sonoma Collection: Italian is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Pamela Sheldon Johns. It was published May 3, 2004 by Free Press. It emphasizes flavor and exquisite dishes.

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    Adam Moore
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A delightful collection of authentic Italian recipes, from scrumptious lasagna, to succulent pizzas and spaghetti sauces. If it's Italian, its in this book. From renowned chefs all around the regions of Italy, these recipes are delicious and easy to execute."
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    #3Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

    Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

    Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Valentina Harris. Published May 2005 by Dragon's World. It emphasizes dishes that uses ingredients from farmhouses. 

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    Jason Cooper
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse is a great Italian cookbook for any kitchen. Using simple and fresh ingredients, this cookbook makes the most use of flavors out of all of its recipes. This is a fantastic cookbook to own, especially for those who enjoy homemade Italian cooking."
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    #4Patricia Wells' Trattoria

    Patricia Wells' Trattoria
    Patricia Wells' Trattoria: Simple and Robust Fare Inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Patricia Wells and Steven Rothfield. It was published October 16, 2001.
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    Christina Rodriguez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love this cookbook! It has lots of recipes that you would normally make for your family. The recipes are simple and easy to make."
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    #5Italian Food

    Italian Food

    Italian Food is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Elizabeth David showcasing various regional dishes. It was published February 1, 1999 by Penguin Classics.

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    Aaron Graham
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Italian Food is my bible when it comes to making home made Italian dishes for the family. It has some of the best pasta and lasagna recipes that I have ever seen and tasted and the instructions are very easy to follow. "
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    #6The Silver Spoon

    The Silver Spoon

    By Phaidon Press: The Silver Spoon is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Phaidon Press. It features compiled internationally renowned Italian dishes. It was published 2005 by Phaidon Press.

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    Christina Richards
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I love this book for recipes. The Italian dishes inside are great and varied and look tasty. I like that this has good reviews on Amazon."
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    #7Lidia's Italian Table: More Than 200 Recipes From The First Lady Of Italian Cooking

    Lidia's Italian Table: More Than 200 Recipes From The First Lady Of Italian Cooking

    Lidia's Italian Table: More Than 200 Recipes From The First Lady Of Italian Cooking is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Lidia Bastianich. It was published September 2 1998 by William Morrow Cookbooks.

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    Mark Hart
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you are looking to do some italian cooking then this is the perfect book for you."
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    #8Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen

    Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen

    Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar. It was published May 6, 2014 by Clarkson Potter.

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    Arnav Dutta
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love is a great guide book for anyone who is looking to learn how to cook Italian Dishes. "
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    #9Marcella Cucina

    Marcella Cucina is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Marcella Hazan narrating her 2 decade experience as an Italian cook. It was published August 19, 1997 by HarperCollins.

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    Eva Vásquez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The interactive properties of this book make it very easy to understand and put into use. I love learning in ways like this."
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    #10The Gastronomy of Italy

    The Gastronomy of Italy

    The Gastronomy of Italy is an instructive guide book for cooking Italian dishes written by Anna Del Conte. It was published October 1, 2001 by Pavilion; Revised Edition edition. It illustrates step-by-step approach to cooking the recipes as easy as possible.

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    Marilyn Hawkins
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Gastronomy of Italy is great because it has some of the best Italian dishes I have seen. From the yummy pastas to the delectable desserts, I couldn't stop reading. I also couldn't stop looking at the great pictures, which are nicely photographed."
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