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Italian, My Way


Italian, My Way
By Jonathan Waxman


Celebrity Chef  and Top Chef Master Jonathan Waxman demonstrates that rustic Italian food is accessible, delicious and a joy to prepare. The book offers more than 150 simple and inspired recipes that rejuvenate Italian classics.

Best Of The Book

The recipes in this book are unique and breath life into a cuisine you thought you knew. Directions are simple and easy to follow and the ingredients are unprocessed and can be picked up in any local Italian grocery store if not a regular one! The dishes are simply drool worthy and with a talent like Waxman, you know that they are going to be thoughtful as well as tasty. I mean, just listen to this:

Grilled T-bone lamb chops with rosemary and garlic
Red snapper stuffed with olives and lemon
Whole wheat pasta with walnut-garlic pesto

A-maze-ing. I’m hungry already.

What Could Be Better

A little more colour and photos would really punch up this book. But it just inspires me to create the dishes myself so that I can see them (and try them) in person !

Target Audience

This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves Italian food and is looking for a new spin on old favorites. It’s also a great book for anyone who follows the careers of American Celebrity Chefs!





Jodi Lariviere

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. She also contributes a food column to the Russell Villager and has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating. As a “friend in food” she writes Jodi’s Re-views covering cookbooks, health books and food fiction to keep learning about what’s going on out there in the beloved world of food! You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs: Simply Fresh – www.simplyfreshottawa.com Vegging for Two – www.veggingfortwo.com Or via email: simplyfresh(at)live.com or Twitter (@SimplyFresh)


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