Basically everyone loves Italian food. It doesn’t matter what country or city you live in, the chances are fairly high that you’ve enjoyed a plate of pasta or eaten a decent pizza sometime in the last year. Our collection of Mob’s Best Italian Dishes isn’t one of our most popular by accident. The small number of readily-available ingredients that are typically used in Italian cooking make it an approachable cuisine that’s incredibly satisfying to eat while not being particularly hard to make. At least, that’s until you start looking at it closely.
Italian cuisine might be about simplicity and “cucina povera” but it’s also one that relies a lot on technique and know-how to ensure that you’re simmering your sauce just so and making sure your pasta is the right level of doneness. That sort of thing might come naturally to an Italian nonna but if you, like me, need a bit of guidance on how to make the perfect ragù or a toothsome risotto then it’s worth seeking out some of the many brilliant Italian cookbooks out there.
We’ve already rounded up the best barbecue cookbooks, the best baking cookbooks, and the best vegetarian cookbooks about. So it was only fair that we got around to rounding up some of the best Italian cookbooks, too.
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