The late Marcella Hazan is widely considered by chefs and food critics to be the godmother of Italian cooking in America. Regarded as an essential guide for anyone wishing to learn authentic Italian home cooking, this celebrated work serves as a basic manual for cooks of every skill level. First published in 1986, Marcella’s Italian Kitchen is the most personal of her books. The pages are filled with funny anecdotes, which inject a sense of mirth into the meticulously detailed instructions. The recipes emphasize seasonal ingredients and the book overflows with simple and virtually infallible recipes for dishes such as Savoy cabbage rolls with ground beef and prosciutto, and veal scaloppini with hazelnuts.