Sophia Loren's recipes & memories

by Loren, Sophia, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1998
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 641.5945 Loren
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction IN TRANSIT
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One of the world's most beloved actresses presents 100 of her favorite family recipes, gathered from regions across Italy. From the bean soups of Tuscany to risottos from Venice to Neapolitan pizzas, each recipe is complete and all are accompanied by personal anecdotes. 125 photos.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Film star and age-defying beauty Sophia Loren's new cookbook introduces readers to her Neapolitan grandmother, Nonna Luisa, to whom she credits not only her loyal granddaughter's love for good food but also the actress' zest for life. Loren evidences sincere appreciation for the grand cooking traditions she has learned in the Naples of her childhood, but her contemporary cooking style reflects a much more pan-Italian approach. For example, Loren's personal favorite pasta sauce comes from the north coastal regions of Liguria. This uncooked sauce recalls the famous pesto genovese, but it relies on parsley in lieu of basil and has the added protein of pureed anchovies. This enrichment of fish in a pasta sauce obviates the need for cheese, so this sauce may well become a staple for cooks eager to avoid cheese's saturated fats. But Loren is no doctrinaire fat abolitionist, for she multiplies the richness of the already luxurious Roman staple, pasta Barbara, by using simply egg yolks instead of whole eggs. Meat dishes and fish dishes don't shy away from more typical Italian staples on the order of rabbit and dried cod. Her very few desserts reflect Italian restraint on postdinner sweets. Loren's recipes are based on sound Italian tradition^-fresh ingredients, simply cooked, with no Hollywood pretensions. Old family photographs and movie stills sprinkled among the recipes reveal the sources of Loren's compelling beauty (her mother's striking resemblance to Garbo) and show the progression of her talent and success in the movies. No special revelations or insights into Loren's life and loves appear here, and she carries forward her public devotion to her family and to the pleasures of the table. --Mark Knoblauch"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Loren, Sophia, -- 1934- -- Anecdotes.
Cooking, Italian.
Publisher New York, NY :GT Pub.,1998
Other Titles Recipes & memories
Recipes and memories
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xii, 209 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 1577193679 (hardcover)
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