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A short list of favorite Mediterranean Cook Books
- 1.The Traditionalist: Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine by Lida Matticchio BastianichI come from an Italian-American NJ family that prides itself on one thing in the kitchen: sauce (aka gravy). Think of it as the foundation for all great Italian inspired dishes.
- 2.The Local: Sicily by PhaidonArab and Italian influence make Sicily a unique and rich culinary region.
- 3.The Progressive: Downtown Italian by Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katerine ThompsonOne of my favorite to pull from, the crew Dell'anima in NY's West Village do a great job taking traditional Italian dishes and bringing them into the 21st century.
- 4.The Well-Rounded Chef: The Essential Mediterranean CookbookA favorite of my Sicilian grandfather, this book touches on all Mediterranean regions with recipes from Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East.