The Italian Cook Book - Maria Gentile

The Italian Cook Book

By Maria Gentile

  • Release Date: 2008-01-24
  • Genre: Methods
Score: 3.5
From 734 Ratings


One of the beneficial results of the Great War has been the teaching of thrift to the American housewife. For patriotic reasons and for reasons of economy, more attention has been bestowed upon the preparing and cooking of food that is to be at once palatable, nourishing and economical. In the Italian cuisine we find in the highest degree these three qualities. That it is palatable, all those who have partaken of food in an Italian trattoria or at the home of an Italian family can testify, that it is healthy the splendid manhood and womanhood of Italy is a proof more than sufficient. And who could deny, knowing the thriftiness of the Italian race, that it is economical.


  • A fantastic collection of recipes from the Old World!

    By Tomaballsdeep
    I can’t believe that this book is free, there is such a rich collection of dishes for every ingredient one could hope for! From chicken and duck to artichoke and celery, this book is a classic collection of rich Italian food that will make you full and happy! There isn’t much for measurement notation or cooking time and the order of the recipes is a little annoying but complaining about that for a book of this age is silly, so read and learn from this fantastic cook book!
  • Excellent read

    By Brittany Cap
    love this and cant belive its a free book.
  • Bravo

    By Good for all ages
    This “free” book is a classic and should be in everyone’s library.
  • Really neat book...if you know how to cook.

    By Tinks599
    I love this book. It is a turn of the century cookbook. I like that it shows how recipes used to be saved and conveyed. You do need to understand the principles of cooking, and must be willing to stretch yourself, but what a treasure! A cookbook that could have come from your great grandmother.
  • Good book!

    By Lil chef man
    Good book, great if you already have a basic understanding of cooking. Love to improvise . Made the soup and loved it!!
  • Bobby flay's report

    By MegaProXD
    i love this book
  • Cook book

    By Bella 10
    I love any Italian cook book because I am Italian
  • Tianlan of cook book

    By Cieannea
  • Interesting

    By Elia T
    This is not your ordinary cookbook.It seems as though a loving grandmother wrote it for someone who experienced grandma's cooking and watched her cook many times before, someone who knows more than just the basics of "Italian food". If you appreciate Italian food, how it tastes, looks, feel and how to enjoy it then get it.
  • Useless

    By Viv545
    I'm Italian and I found this book difficult and frustrating.