Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Mario Batali

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The bestselling author of Molto Italiano and Molto Gusto shares 120 of his favorite seasonal recipes in month-by-month menus perfect for celebrating with family and friends

For Mario Batali, privilege is also a responsibility. Dedicated to giving back, the renowned chef believes that sharing is crucial to leading a fulfilling life—especially at the table. That spirit of togetherness is at the heart of Molto Batali, a collection of festive and delicious recipes meant for sharing with friends and family throughout the year.

From lush summer salads to hearty winter braises, the seasonal dishes in Molto Batali—all easy to prepare and made with simple ingredients—enliven any dinner table, from a weeknight meal to a holiday celebration. Better yet, the recipes are organized into perfectly paired combinations for stellar meals. Each month features a sumptuous main course such as Leg of Lamb in a Clementine Crust; three toothsome pastas such as Wine-Stained Gemelli with Sausage “Meatballs” and Eggplant; four delectable veggie sides such as Sautéed Rutabagas with Chile, Mint, and Maple; a rustic, flavorful soup such as Green Garlic Soup; and an indulgent dessert such as Nectarine and Black Pepper Cheesecake.

The tantalizing recipes in Molto Batali reflect Mario’s passion for food and family, his belief in the importance of eating together, and the joy that comes when we share lovingly made meals. This same spirit of community and family informs the charitable work of the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children—encouraging them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062193209
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 155 MB
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About the Author

Mario Batali is the James Beard Award-winning author of eight cookbooks, including Molto Batali, Molto Gusto, Molto Italiano, and Spain...A Culinary Road Trip, as well as the app Mario Batali Cooks! With a host of television shows to his name; fifteen restaurants; and Eataly, a fifty-thouasand-square-foot Italian marketplace in New York City's Flatiron District that he co-owns with his partner, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and most respected chefs working in America today. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons.

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Molto Batali 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
evilgenius123 More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook. I own it myself and I'm now buying it for relatives. You don't need to be "a good cook" to be able to follow and cook most of the recipes in this book. That doesn't mean there's nothing exciting or interesting in the book, just that it is accessible for the average person who is not a professional chef. Pictures are mouth-watering. The recipes clear and simple. It's an enjoyable book to thumb through. Simply pick out a few recipes that look good to you and give it a try. You'll be happy you did.
4fish on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mario Batali's latest cookbook is organized by month, with an emphasis on what's in season. Despite the subtitle (Simple Family Meals) it includes a number of preparations that would make excellent special-occasion meals, including a Turkey Porchetta; Polpettona Ripiena, a stuffed meatloaf; Veal Shoulder Farsumagru; and Porcini-Rubbed Prime Rib. The recipes aren't terribly elaborate, however, so they won't take up large chunks of your time. There are also a number of pasta recipes that I'm planning to try, including one that pairs Italian sausage with kale and tomato sauce. But where this cookbook really shines is in the vegetable side dishes, including a vinegar- and herb-soaked carrot dish, served at room temperature; Romanesco drenched in a dressing of olives, capers, parsley, garlic and red pepper flakes; parsnips with horseradish and chives. Again, none of the preparations are time-consuming, but the flavors sound absolutely delicious. He rounds it out with some simple desserts. The one that I'm planning to try is apples baked with Gorgonzola and figs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ready to cook!
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AmazingIneptitude More than 1 year ago
NOT FOR NOOK HD (no PagePerfect, i.e. graphically enhanced, books are).   They don't tell you this when you purchase a NOOK HD - which is the updated version of the Nook Color. The newest reader gets fewer compatible books, and none with enhanced graphics!  Nice.
lachefpatissiere More than 1 year ago
An average cooking book! Nothing exciting to learn or cook ... I would not spend the money to keep this book on my shelves.