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Bring a little Italian flair home to your kitchen.

From antipasto to gnocchi, risotto to osso buco, pasta to parmigiana, fish dishes, pizza and desserts – Italian cooking occupies a special place in the hearts of many Australians. So why not learn how to cook like a capocuoco? Here are some books full of recipes and tips to get you banging out bolognaise, mastering minestrone and conquering calzone at your place.

  • In her second cookbook, Italian-born Silvia Colloca returns to the villages where she spent her childhood, in the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Molise.

  • Italian Local celebrates the joys of Italian cooking and local produce. Tobie Puttock gathers together 100 of his favourite Italian-inspired recipes, and shows us how to achieve authentic Italian flavours wherever we live.

  • Luscious Italian recipes bursting with colour and flavour. Bring the spirit of Italy into your kitchen.

  • Join Guy Grossi as he travels around the gastronomic paradise that is Italy, tasting the best of Italian food and meeting the passionate artisans who produce it. Then cook your way through 150 authentic & irresistible recipes inspired by his journey.

  • Explore Jamie's Italy - travel on a culinary tour with Jamie Oliver.

  • Renowned chef Alessandro Pavoni, of Sydney's two-chef-hatted Ormeggio at the Spit, hails from Lombardy, home to some of Italy's most famous dishes, including osso bucco, bollito misto and panettone. 

  • Mangia! Mangia! celebrates home-style Southern Italian food, based on traditional recipes and methods.

  • Gray, Rose,Rogers, Ruth

    Now reissued in trade paperback: a beautiful cookbook celebrating the classic Italian food that shaped the lives and careers of two of the world's best-known chefs.

  • Theo Randall shows how just a few simple ingredients can be turned into mouth-watering Italian feasts without fuss - in what ever time you have to spend in the kitchen.

  • Culinary journalist and author of Tasting Rome, Katie Parla enchants readers with her love letter to the Italian South by pulling back the curtain and showcasing the vibrant, food-centric culture alongside deliciously modernized versions of favorite and forgotten cooking traditions that will impress your nonna.

  • Heartland Italian cooking from a much-loved South Island group of restaurants.

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