Award-winning author Amy Riolo publishes Italian recipes for dummies in International Cultural Awareness Month

Award-winning author Amy Riolo publishes Italian recipes for dummies in International Cultural Awareness Month

“My 11th book contains all the history, cultural information and theory I developed in my Mastering Italian Certification Cooking Class Series. It contains 150 recipes from all Italian regions and wine pairings by Italian research scientist and sommelier, Dr. Sante Laviola.”

May has been declared International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington DC. The celebration celebrates global diversity with unique opportunities to experience other cultures. “There is no better way to initiate a dialogue than through the kitchen,” says international chef Amy Riolo, “and cookbooks provide the perfect windows into all cultures.” In Italian recipes for dummiesthe bestselling author and co-founder of ANITA (Accademia Nazionale Italiana Tradizioni Alimentari/National Academy of Italian Food Traditions) provides readers with the perspective, passion and knowledge needed to master authentic Italian cuisine from around the world.

Now available on Amazon and through other booksellers in Kindle and Paperback versions, this highly anticipated book is a step-by-step guide to creating authentic Italian dishes, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced techniques and recipes. You will discover how to properly shop, plan and cook authentic Italian meals. You’ll also find guidelines on how to integrate the cultural, nutritional, and historical influences that shape classic Italian cuisine. Italian recipes for dummies contains individual chapters on Italian pantry staples: wine, cheese and olive oil and over 150 easy-to-recreate Italian recipes. It is the perfect book for amateur chefs, lovers of Italy, housewives and anyone looking for culinary inspiration. Italian recipes for dummies is also an indispensable guide for those looking for healthier ways to shop, cook, and eat without giving up great flavors and rich foods.

Hungry for more? Chef Riolo’s succulent recipes featured in the book include Insalata di mare/seafood salad, Salsa di pomodoro/fresh tomato sauce, Cotolette d’agnello alla griglia/grilled lamb chops, Insalata Caprese/Caprese salad, Pizza Bianca with arugula and salmone affumicato/White Pizza with arugula and smoked salmon, and Rigatoni al forno. Italian food is synonymous with elegance, simplicity and rich tradition. Best of all, when made the right way, it’s healthy and delicious too. Italian recipes for dummies shares real Italian recipes and strategies for preparing the world’s most popular cuisine, starting with the basics. You’ll learn how to stock your Italian pantry with the finest ingredients, make your own fresh pasta (and master the art of ready-made cooking), while crafting a menu every Italian grandmother would be proud of. would be. Discover how easy and fun it is to recreate the taste of Italy in your own kitchen.

As regards Amy Riolo

An award-winning bestselling author, chef, television personality and educator, Amy Riolo is one of the world’s foremost authorities on culinary culture. She is known for sharing history, culture and food through global cuisine and for simplifying recipes for the home cook. Amy is a brand ambassador for the Maryland University of Integrative Health, the Pizza University and Culinary Arts Center, and Ristorante d’Amore in Capri, Italy, and appears regularly on numerous television and radio programs, both in the United States and abroad. In 2019 she launched her private label collection of premium Italian imported culinary ingredients called Amy Riolo Selections including an extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pesto sauce from award-winning artisan companies in Italy.

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