This book features 130 authentic recipes shown in more than 270 evocative photographs. It is an inspiring collection of Italian food, with recipes for soups, antipasti, pasta, risotto, pizza, poultry, main courses, vegetarian dishes and desserts. It features a range of mouthwatering dishes, such as Stuffed Roast Peppers with Pesto, Ravioli with Crab, Sicilian Lasagne, Wild Boar Cacciatora and Tiramisu. It is a fully illustrated practical reference section describes the most commonly used ingredients, herbs and seasonings as well as plenty of culinary hints and tips. Every recipe features a nutritional analysis of the fat, carbohydrate, salt and calorie count. Each region of Italy has its own ingredients, cooking techniques and unique character. This book is filled with 130 traditional and contemporary recipes, and the collection features delectable dishes such as Panzanella Salad, Osso Bucco with Risotto Milanese, and Stuffed Squid as well as tempting desserts and bakes, such as Cassata, Tuscan Citrus Sponge, and Chocolate Florentines. A guide to Italian ingredients and how to prepare and cook with them is included so you are assured of successful results every time. Stunningly illustrated with over 270 photographs, this is an irresistible guide to authentic Italian cooking.