Acknowledgements. Introduction. Notes to the Cook. Drinks and Appetizers. Aranciata Cocktail. Fruit and Fresh Herb Carafe. Handmade Cappuccino. Roasted Peppers. Bruschetta Pomodoro. Miniature Meatball Paninni. Prosciutto with Fresh Fruit. Tuna Gremolata Dip. Pancetta Frittata. Grilled Calamari. Pasta. Spaghetti Pomodoro. Fettuccini alla Carbonara. Gnocchi with Pesto. Pesto. Bucatini Putanesca. Fusilli with Broccoli. Linguini with Clams. Rigatoni with Rapid Ragu. Mostaccioli Amatraciana. Salad and Vegetables. Luca's Caesar Salad. Pomodoro Salad. Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan. Baked Artichokes. Carrots Agrodolce. Spinach with Lemon. Green Beans with Tomato and Basil. Broccoli di Rape. Tuscan Kale. Saut'ed Mushrooms. Soup, Pizza and Savory Pies. Minestrone. Cannellini Bean Soup. Stracciatella Soup. Pizza. Basic Pizza Dough. Pizza Margarita. Escarole Pizza. Spinach and Ham Pie. Polenta. Risotto Milanese. Chicken, Meat and Fish. Chicken Milanese. Roast Chicken with Herbs. Pork Chops with Vinegar Sauce. Beef Brocciole. Polpette. Veal Picatta. Osso Buco. Fish Fillet with Rosemary. Grilled Shrimp with Salsa Verde. Desserts. Carolina's Wine Taralli. Aqualina's Molasses Cookies. Espresso Granita. Macerated Oranges with Stuffed Dates and Pistachios. Zabaglione with Fresh Peaches and Raspberries.
Lucinda Scala Quinn is a cohost of Everyday Food, the PBS cooking series produced by Martha Stewart Living Television, and has her own Sirius satellite radio show on the Martha Stewart Living Network. She heads the food department of Martha Stewart Living and related publications. She is also the author of Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen. Quentin Bacon is a top food photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Food & Wine and Real Simple as well as in many cookbooks, including Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Holiday Food by Mario Batali, R.S.V.P. by Nan Kempner, Cakewalk by Margaret Braun, Our Latin Table by Fernando Saralegui, and Dinner After Dark byColin Cowie.
"...with plenty of color beauty shots by Quentin Bacon, Quinn's book demonstrates that even at its very humblest, Italian cooking yields extraordinary flavors." (Publishers Weekly, February 19, 2007)