At her death in 2013, Marcella Hazan, the beloved author of Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, was at work on this simple, opinionated guide to shopping for Italian food products. Her husband, Victor, aided by nearly sixty years' experience shopping alongside her, completed the book from her handwritten notes, delivering smart, pithy advice on a wealth of topics. Clean zucchini by soaking them for at least 15 minutes in cold water before scrubbing with a rough cloth. Avoid any olive oil brand successful enough to have an advertising campaign. Do not dress a salad with balsamic vinegar; to do so is a calamity. Charming and useful.
Line illustrations. Hardcover.