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So I'm almost ashamed to admit this picture showcases just a section of my cookbook library - and just a section of the Italian cookbooks at that. There are so many Italian cookbooks out there it can be almost impossible to know where to start, so a lot of people just reach for titles by the big name TV celebrity chefs like Giada, Lidia, Mario et al. Truthfully I don't think many of them are nearly as good as some of the lesser-known Italian cookbooks out there.

Based on my years in the kitchen, I've put together a list of my top 10 favorite Italian cookbooks. These are all books I've used recipes from repeatedly and found delicious and not too difficult to prepare at home. Are any of these books on your shelf? What are your favorite Italian cookbooks?
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Where to enjoy this traditional Italian-American Holiday Feast in and around Philly. From traditional menus to open buffet parties, the city has many options available for diners this Christmas season.

Full article: "Feast of the Seven Fishes Menus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 2010"
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A Food-of-the-Month club exclusively devoted to some of Italy's finest olive oils. This club brings subscribers unique, artisanal products straight from small farms throughout the country that will delight home chefs and Italian food lovers alike.

Full article: "Gourmet Cooking & Living's Italian Olive Oil of the Month Club - in Review" by Nicole Pellegrini
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This Food-of-the-Month Club makes for an excellent gift for Italian food enthusiasts. Every month you can receive an assortment of quality, unique gourmet treats delivered right to your door through importer A. G. Ferrari.

Full article: Review of A.G. Ferrari's Cucina Ferrari Culinary Club by Nicole Pellegrini
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This South Philly BYOB is always busy - but does the food measure up? Mixing Italian-American classics with some original creations, Scannicchio's doesn't always meet expectations.

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Ideas for a multi-course seafood menu celebrating this Italian-American tradition. Plan a mixture of make-ahead and quick-cook dishes so you can enjoy this feast with your family and friends this holiday season.

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Report from the annual event held in West Deptford, New Jersey. This Italian festival features a wonderful celebration of food, arts, music and dance for the entire family.

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The Eataly is New York City's exciting new destination for Italian gourmet food and wine. Imported meats, cheeses, pastas and much more can be sampled and enjoyed on site, or to take home to your own kitchen.



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The Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Rittenhouse Square is home to numerous wonderful Italian BYOBs. These are some of the best in the area.

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Small plate dining is increasingly popular, and Cichetteria 19 presents it in the form of traditional Venetian bar snacks known as "cichetti." Review of this Rittenhouse Square-area Italian restaurant.

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An interesting mix of classic Italian dishes and house specialties make Bistro La Baia a neighborhood favorite in Center City.

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Inspired by the trattorias of Rome, Marc Vetri has brought a unique Italian dining experience to the city of Philadelphia.

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