Rome, at Home

Suzanne Dunaway has been in love with Italy for thirty years, living in Rome off and on and absorbing as much as possible about the cuisine of the Eternal City. Now she has put the basics of la cucina romana into one seductive book. Rome, at Home will enable anyone to savor the irresistible, straightforward flavors of Rome’s best ristoranti, trattorie, pizzerie, and home kitchens.

Requiring no elaborate techniques, only deep respect for each ingredient, the more than 150 recipes are perfect for quick weeknight suppers or more leisurely weekend dinners for two or ten. Spicy Penne all’Arrabbiata, classic Spaghetti al Limone, and delectable Abbacchio alla Scottadito (tiny lamb chops delightfully called "finger-burners") require surprisingly little fuss but deliver restaurant-caliber results. From artichokes to zucchini, vegetables are the centerpiece in dozens of pasta sauces, antipasti, and side dishes. Luscious but light desserts, such as an ethereal ricotta cake or classic panna cotta make the magical journey complete. Rome, at Home is also liberally sprinkled with Dunaway’s whimsical watercolors for a wonderfully personal touch.

A culinary tour of one of the world's most enchanting cities, Rome, at Home is equally a marvelous gift and a book to cook from every day.

"If you can't live like a Roman, you can now eat like one -- a mouthwatering culinary delight."
-- William Murray, author of The Last Italian and City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome

Suzanne Dunaway, an American with an insider's knowledge of Rome, celebrates the home cooking and natural bounty of cooking alla romana in a delightfully readable collection of easy, authentic, and mouthwatering recipes. I savored every page. Buona degustazione!
-- Noel Riley, author of Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

SUZANNE DUNAWAY is the author of No Need to Knead: Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes, which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and the founder of Los Angeles’s renowned Buona Forchetta Handmade Breads, which began in her home kitchen and now bakes up to 15,000 loaves a day. Her illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles but is frequently in Rome.

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