NOW EAT THIS! ITALIAN
By Rocco DiSpirito ($27)
Grazie, Rocco! The latest cookbook from this longtime luminary features Italian classics like creamy fettuccine alfredo, all trimmed to 350 calories max. And because the recipes come from real Italian mamas—who appear throughout the book—you know the calorie-cutting doesn’t compromise flavor.
From the September “Italian Issue” of Every Day with Rachael Ray
CRAZY GOOD ITALIAN
By Mike Isabella ($35)
What do you get when you cross a Top Chef All-Star with an Italian-American childhood? Isabella’s first cookbook, which includes family traditions (check out Grandma’s Potato Gnocchi) and the chef’s own creations (remember that pepperoni sauce from Top Chef?). It’s a mix that totally says delizioso.
From our September “Italian Issue” of Every Day with Rachael Ray
The latest “it” pizza—called the montanara—is hitting pizza joints across the country. Derived from a Neapolitan recipe, the pie stars soft, fluffy dough that’s briefly oil-fried before being topped with relatively minimal sauce and cheese and a few leaves of basil, then finished in the oven. The result is a crust that’s chewy, light, oh-so-slightly crunchy—and more or less impossible to resist.
From the September 2012 “Italian Issue” of Every Day with Rachael Ray