Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition


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The Bible of Italian Cooking – Updated!

Much like Julia Child taught Americans how to cook French food, Marcella Hazan, known as the “Queen of Italian Cooking”, introduced Americans to a whole new world of authentic Italian cuisine. This book – now in its 30th year of publication – is a classic with more than 400 recipes, covering soups, salads, pasta, meats, fish, desserts, and more. The new 30th Anniversary edition features beautiful illustrations, bringing many of Hazan’s recipes to life, as well as a foreword by Lidia Bastianich and an introduction by Marcella’s husband, Victor Hazan.



What to know:

  • 736 pages
  • Part encyclopedia, part cookbook with over 400 recipes
  • Written by Marcella Hazan, Illustrated by Karin Kretschmann
Weight 40.5 oz

About the Author

Marcella Hazan was born in Cesenatico, a fishing village on the Adriatic in Emilia-Romagna, Italy’s foremost gastronomic region. After receiving her doctorates from the University of Ferrara in natural sciences and in biology, she lived and traveled throughout Italy. With the publication of The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking (brought together in a single volume, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking), her reputation as America’s premier teacher of Italian cooking spread throughout the country. Hazan died in 2013.