Italian cuisine is some of the best food in the world. That sounds like a big claim, but the comfort, flavor, and history that’s tied to traditional Italian meals truly is unmatched. Creating Italian food on your own is not always as easy as you’d think. Creating American-Italian food and making true Italian food are two very different things. One of the best ways to ensure you’re making authentic Italian cuisine is to use a reputable Italian cookbook, so let’s discuss some of the best that are available in 2021!
This cookbook is written by Rachel Roddy, who lives in Rome with her family. Her husband grew up in Rome and Sicily, so the book has a true southern Italian feel to it. Her recipes are known for being simple and easy to follow. That means less room for mistakes, so it’s beginner friendly! This is her second published cookbook and both have received rave reviews from people who were on the hunt for true Italian meals they could create in their own home.
The River Café: Classic Italian Cookbook
This cookbook is written by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. The recipes featured in the book are ones that Rose and Ruth use both in their personal lives and in their own Italian restaurants. That means you can literally make your own restaurant quality Italian food at home! The recipes are fairly simple but do require attention to detail. This is a great option if you’re looking to challenge yourself and take your Italian cooking skills to the next level.
Recipes from an Italian Butcher
This cookbook was published by Silver Spoon Kitchen and focuses on everything you need to know about braising, roasting, and stewing meat for traditional Italian recipes. The book does a great job of comparing how meat is prepared and used in Italy to how it’s typically used in America, so you can identify what you need to change to make your meals more authentic. You will even learn about different cuts of meat so your cooking can improve before you leave the butcher shop!
Try Authentic Italian Food At Assaggio
Cooking authentic Italian food at home is a great experience with lots of learning curves, but sometimes it’s easier to let someone else do it for you. Boston’s North End has strong Italian roots and is known for having amazing Italian cuisine. At Assaggio, we use original recipes, high-quality ingredients, and proper techniques to serve dishes that look like they belong in Italy. Contact us today to make a reservation or stop in for a quick bite. Afterall, there’s nothing wrong with taking a day off and letting a professional handle the cooking so you don’t have to!