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Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey
National Geographic, October 2018
Hard-cover, 384 pages

Essays for Tasting Italy, an atlas of Italian food co-authored with Eugenia Bone (co-published by National Geographic Books and America’s Test Kitchen).

A compendium of evocative essays about the history, culture, ethos, agriculture, cuisine, and products for each of the Italy’s 20 regions. Recipes by ATK.

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Italian Home Cooking: 125 Recipes to Comfort the Soul
Kyle Books, 2010 / Photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer and Paolo Destefanis

Finalist for the 2011 Julia Child-IACP Cookbook Awards

"Italian Home Cooking preserves the best of traditional recipes for a whole new generation of cooks who want easy, delicious and authentic delivered on every plate."
- Mary Ann Esposito, Host of PBS-TV’s “Ciao Italia”

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Italian Home Cooking by Julia della Croce

The Pasta Book
Williams-Sonoma, 2010

* Best-selling cookbook at Williams-Sonoma: 2010-2011 Holiday Season

An up-to-date, comprehensive look at one of our most beloved foods in all its various guises, from spaghetti to soba to lasagna to dumplings. Filled with a vast array of dish types, the book covers fresh, dried, and filled pasta and a variety of both classic and modern sauces.

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Williams Sonoma THE PASTA BOOK by Julia della Croce

Food Made Fast: PASTA
Williams-Sonoma, 2006 / Chuck Williams, Editor

“Chuck Williams personally loves the recipes Julia created for this book.”
- Weldon Owen, publisher for Williams-Sonoma

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Williams Sonoma Food Made Fast: PASTA by Julia della Croce

ROMA: Authenic Recipes from in and Around the Eternal City
Chronicle Books, 2004 /
Photographs by Paolo Destefanis

“Julia has written one of the best books on Roman cuisine since Marcus Apicius in the 1st century A.D.”
– Bill Marsano, Contributing Editor, Hemispheres magazine

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ROMA cookbook by Julia della Croce

VENETO: Authenic Recipes from Venice and the Italian Northeast
Chronicle Books, 2003 / Photographs by Paolo Destefanis

* Winner of the 2004 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for "Best Italian Cookbook published in America"

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VENETO & VENICE cookbook by Julia della Croce

UMBRIA: Regional Recipes from the Heartland of Italy
Chronicle Books, 2003 / Photographs by John A. Rizzo

“Signora della Croce…has given us a great gift [in this volume]…. She has somehow ‘entered’ our [Umbrian] homes, has sat at our tables, and has eaten with us.”
– Angelo Paracucchi,  legendary Italian chef and leading international authority on Italian food

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UMBRIA cookbook by Julia della Croce


PASTA CLASSICA cookbook by Julia della Croce (1st edition)PASTA CLASSICA
Chronicle Books, 1987 - 1st edition - hard cover
Chronicle Books, 2000 - Paperback edition

"...elegant and lavishly illustrated... comprehensive and reliable... History, manufacture and customs are described... the recipes are clear and effective." - Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

* Distinguished as one of the ten best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times

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The Vegetarian Table: ITALY cookbook by Julia della Croce (paperback)THE VEGETARIAN TABLE
Chronicle Books, 1st edition, 1994 / soft cover edition, 2000

* nominated for James Beard Award, 1995

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The Vegetarian Table: ITALY cookbook by Julia della Croce (1st edition)

ANTIPASTI: Antipasti: The Little Dishes of Italy
Chronicle Books, 1994

"... an inspiration for entertaining" - Candy Sagon, Washington Post

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ANTIPASTI cookbook by Julia della Croce

The PASTA BOOK: Recipes in the Italian Tradition (small)
Chronicle Books, 2nd edition, 1997

Beautifully illustrated with watercolors by bestselling illustrator, Laura Cornell

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The Pasta Book (small) by Julia della Croce

Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd., 1st edition, 1996

* published worldwide; translated into 13 languages
* winner of the prestigious Diplome D'Honneur of France

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ULTIMATE PASTA cookbook by Julia della CroceULTIMATE PASTA
Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd., 1997

* published worldwide; translated into 13 languages
* reissued in popular paperback edition, 2000

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Chronicle Books, 1996

"A small but sturdy collection. ...a wonderful lesson in how a little variation in the process or a handful of strategic additions can retune a fairly minimalist tomato-garlic-olive oil formula. ... as pretty a gift as you could ask for." - Gourmet

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SALSE di POMODORO (tomato sauces) cookbook by Julia della Croce