Why These New Italian Cookbooks Should Adorn Your Kitchen Shelves
If you, like me, LOVE to cook, then you—again like me—probably have kitchen shelves lined with your go-to cookbooks from over the years. And every year, that cookbook collection seems to expand and become even fuller of all the delicious recipes you want to try.
Cuisine-wise, I have always been partial to Italian because I would LOVE to visit Italy one day. However, until that trip happens, I settle for cookbooks that detail authentic, scrumptious Italian dishes.
Out of the lengthy list of 2017 new cookbooks, there are some real Italian cookbook winners that are must-haves for anyone with a love for all things made with love and delicious.
Here are a few of my Italian cookbook favorites from this year:
Italian Moms: Spreading Their Art to Every Table – Classic Homestyle Italian Recipes
Italian Moms: Spreading Their Art to Every Table – Classic Homestyle Italian Recipes is my absolute favorite Italian cookbook of 2017 because it, to me, embodies what it means to be a loving mother.
Italian moms are all about feeding their families hearty, healthy, delicious meals. Ones that are made with love from fresh ingredients. This speaks volumes to me, as a mother, because I want to ensure my son gets scrumptious, nutritious, amazing foods.
This cookbook, led by Italian mom and chef Elisa Constantini, combs decades of authentic Italian fare, from appetizers, to big dinners, to homemade desserts.
My favorites from this cookbook are the Eggplant Parmigiano, the Lamb Stew, and the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches with an Italian twist.
Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table
Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table is a favorite from the Cooking Channel chefs of Extra Virgin—a Italian-spun cooking show.
There are over 100 scrumptious recipes in this cookbook and each one puts a Tuscan spin on classic American dishes.
It’s totally a fusion of flavors and favorites, but with an old-fashioned family-style feel that makes you want to gather everyone around the table.
Some winners from this cookbook are the fried mozzarella sticks, Tuscan-fried chicken, and potato gnocchi in a scratch-made marinara sauce.
The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook
The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook is my new go-to for fresh-baked bread recipes. I am all about some delicious carbs. Ha, ha!
The Sullivan Street Bakery is an actual bakery that was founded in 1994 in New York City. Of course, it is a family-owned bakery with authentic Italian recipes that lead the way to fresh-baked, awesome rolls, pastries, and dinner breads.
I could live off of the 150 colorful photographs of the yummy baked goods within this cookbook.
Final Word on New Cookbooks of 2017
It’s not tough to find cookbooks these days – but it isn’t quite as easy to find really good ones. Given the fact that Italian cooking is right at the top of my all-time favorite things in life, the above new cookbooks for this year are right up my alley – and hopefully right up yours too!
Three of the very best new cookbooks for 2017
Here is a short list (and short video) of some cookbooks to keep your eye out for when hanging out at the bookstore, or when shopping online.