The very same Buddy Valastro who just brought his show to the Salem Civic Center has written a new cookbook. Although he is best known as the Cake Boss from the TLC reality show, Valastro writes in this book all about cooking his native cuisine, Italian.
“Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss” is a 360-page hardback book filled with glossy food images and tasty-looking recipes. Those recipes include Sausage and Pepper Sandwich, Minestrone, Marinara Sauce, Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Perfect Italian Chicken Cutlet, Osso Buco and Nina’s Ricotta Cheesecake.
What I like about this book is that the recipes aren’t fancy and complicated. While there are some unusual and sophisticated ingredients and techniques, this book is for the most part filled with recipes for Italian menu staples.
Want to win this book? If so, leave a comment on this blog entry. The winner will also get a “For Dummies” insulated coffee cup. I will announce a winner on New Year’s Eve.