||The co-host of the PBS series Everyday Food draws from her own Italian-American heritage to present a collection of her own favorite recipes for authentic home-style dishes, including Miniature Meatball Panini, Linguini with Clams, Stracciatella, Chicken Milanese, Espresso Granita, and other appetizers, main courses, pastas, soups, and desserts.
|Editors Note 1
||Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen features 52 delicious, classic homestyle Italian recipes, for everything from appetizers and main dishes to drinks and desserts. Recipes are culled from the author's personal collection, combining tastes of her Italian-American childhood with the flavors remembered from her 20 years of travel to Italy.  Recipes include appetizers like Grilled Calamari and Bruschetta Pomodoro; pastas such as Fettucinne alla Carbonara; and salads, vegetables, pizzas, and soups, including Quinn's childhood comfort food, Stracciatella "rag soup." Main dishes include Chicken Milanese, Veal Picatta, and Grilled Shrimp with Salsa Verde. Also included are drinks like Handmade Cappucino and Aranciata Cocktails, plus desserts such as Espresso Granita and Zabaglione with Fresh Peaches and Raspberries. Throughout the book, gorgeous full-color food photos set the mood and Quinn's writing captures the experience of her travels through Italy.