Inscribed first printing of this follow-up to to Hazan's legendary culinary debut.
"This is not the cooking of professional chefs. There is no such thing as Italian haute cuisine because there are no high or low roads in Italian cooking."
Published in 1972, Marcella Hazen's THE CLASSIC ITALIAN COOK BOOK and this, its sequel, almost single-handedly popularized authentic Italian cooking for non-Italian Americans. Equal parts beloved and revered, Hazan's status was perhaps best captured in a much-reproduced cartoon by David Sipress showing a small shrine above a kitchen stove, the caption reading: "It's not a saint, exactly. It's Marcella Hazen." In 1992, this book and its predecessor were gathered into ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING, a book which has since never been out of print and which noted food writer Jeffrey Steingarten accurately predicted "will be the essential Italian cookbook for an entire generation." Hazan's early books are decidedly uncommon signed. A beautiful copy of a classic cookbook.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. 9" x 6.5". Original pictorial culinary-themed paper-covered boards. In original unclipped ($15.00) dust jacket. 496 pages. Inscribed by Hazan on front free endpaper: "To [??] Katz / best wishes! / Marcella Hazen." Book has touches of shelfwear at extremities. Jacket spine faintly sunned. Some mild toning to tops of flaps.
Near fine in like jacket.
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