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Buy the book “Pizza de luxe" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Pizza de luxe: Deliciously authentic recipes for the world's favourite fast food

Pizza goes back to the future.

That’s the premise of Stefano Manfredi’s beautifully delectable book, “Pizza de luxe: Deliciously authentic recipes for the world’s favourite fast food.”

The author proclaims a new renaissance for pizza in Italy. “Pizza de luxe” contains the most delicious pizza recipes such as “Roman pizza with figs and prosciutto,” “Pizza with calamari, chili and ginger,” “Pizza with pancetta, wilted rucola and taleggio,” and many more recipes!

The book covers all steps in making pizza; including new flour combinations for the dough. There are beautiful color photographs on every page. Most fantastic are the mouth-watering photographs of the pizzas, themselves. Delicious!

“Pizza de luxe” is an awesome book about Italy’s greatest export: The incredible pizza. Buy this book today!

 
 

 

 

 

Buy the book “Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo" today! Yours for just $31.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo

We travel to the Veneto region to indulge ourselves in “Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo.”

Writer Maddalena Caruso teams up with photographer Stefano Scata for a hardcover celebration of Italy’s gastronomic heritage.

“Love Italian Food” is a large coffee table size book that consists of 250 pages of incredible meals served at a rustic country villa in Asolo. Beautifully photographed, the food and setting convey the good life found in a small medieval village some 100 miles northwest of Venice.

Maddalena Caruso gives readers an intimate tour of her home in the Treviso province. Hers is an insider’s account of life in the Italian countryside. The food is seasonal. Family recipes rely on the yields of farmers. Highlights are Crema di radicchio con porri (Cream radish soup with leeks), Zuppa di orzo con fungi, allure e pancetta croccante (Barley soup with mushrooms, bay leaves and bacon), Dentice con verdure (Snapper with vegetables) and so much more.

“Love Italian Food” is the best way, besides actually traveling there, to see and indulge the offerings of Italian country living.

Buy "Love Italian Food" today!

 

 

 

 

 
 

Buy the book “320 Italian Recipes" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • 320 Italian Recipes

This book pays tribute to the great gastronomic heritage of Italy.

“320 Italian Recipes” contains over 500 pages of incredible recipes with techniques and step-by-step instructions and over 1000 colorful food photographs!

These are tested recipes, both regional classics and contemporary creations. Such tried-and-true recipes are bruschetta, pizza Margherita all Napoletana, baked lasagna, fritto misto and minestrone soup. There are authentic recipes for risotto and polenta; fabulous fish and shellfish dishes, a wide variety of poultry and meat dishes, vegetable dishes, salads, desserts and more!

“320 Italian Recipes” is the only reference book you will need in identifying, preparing, using and cooking Italian. What a great book!

 
 

 

 

Please buy the book, “EARLY ITALIAN PAINTING” today! Yours for just $32.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Early Italian Painting

“Early Italian Painting” is a large book (9.5 wide by 11
200 pages) to contain many of Italy’s greatest works of art.

Artists featured in the book are among the best of history, such as: Giotto di Bondone, Guido da Siena, Giovanni Cimabue, Pietro Cavallini, Tadeo Gaddi and many more. These extraordinary works of art are depicted in full glossy color, either a half page or full page in space.

“Early Italian Painting” is based on two books about the Italian Renaissance. Both were written in 1864 - one by Anna Jameson and the other by Giovanni Cavalcaselle and Joseph Crowe. The writers convey unique insight into the lives of the artists and atmosphere of the Renaissance.

Many of the works featured in “Early Italian Painting” remain in the same chapels, Duomos, and galleries referred to by the writers. “Early Italian Painting” provides an update as to new locations in Italy for the depicted paintings and murals. The fact that these Italian artworks remain an object of artistic interest to some, and reverence to others, corroborates their timeless appeal.

Please buy “Early Italian Painting” today!

 

 

 


Buy the book, “The Professor of Secrets - Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy” today! Yours for just $25.95. Free shipping & handling. .

  • The Professor of Secrets - Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy

This fascinating new book explores Renaissance Italy in medicine and culture through the life of the world's first "celebrity doctor" whose miracle cures and outsize personality drew both adoration and scorn.

“The Professor of Secrets” was Leonardo Fioravanti, a brilliant, forward-thinking, and utterly unconventional doctor. His marvelous remedies and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the admiration of the people, the derision of the medical establishment, and a reputation as one of his era's most colorful and combative figures.

Meticulously researched and engagingly written by Pulitzer Prize nominated historian William Eamon, “The Professor of Secrets” entices us into a scientific underworld of sorcerers, plagues, and alchemy, where charlatans sold their wares in the streets, gunfire inflicted horrifying wounds, and surgeons attempted daring cures. The little-known story of the controversial doctor who practiced in an age when warfare was the surgeon's school will grip and fascinate all who take pleasure in Renaissance intrigue; the milestones of medicine and the best of historical tales.

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Buy the book “Michelangelo for Kids" today!
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  • Michelangelo for Kids

This book will fully immerse your Italian American children and grandchildren in the greatness of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Published by Chicago Review Press and written by Simonetta Carr, "Michelangelo for Kids," conveys to readers the extraordinary life of Michelangelo in easy-to-read prose, with children in mind. It comes with 21 activities that allows young readers to learn the art techniques of the Italian Renaissance, such as making homemade paint, cross-hatching drawings, painting a ceiling, building model fortifications, and more.

The book is perfect bound, four-color glossy, consisting of 120 color pages at 8.5 x 11, horizontal configuration.

All aspects of Michelangelo's life is covered and children will gain a profound appreciation for his intense labor and discipline and his extraordinary achievements in sculpture, fresco paintings and architectural designs.

This is a book your children and grandchildren will read and utilize for years to come. Buy "Michelangelo for Kids" today!

 



Please buy the book “BIOGRAPHIC: LEONARDO” today!
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• Biographic: Leonardo (For Kids)

Leonardo da Vinci is the model for this engaging book for kids.

“Biographic: Leonardo” presents an entirely new way of looking at the life of Leonardo. The book takes 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of the great Italian to be presented through the use of infographics to better appeal to children and teenagers.

The book is perfect bound, four-color glossy, consisting of almost 100 pages. Included in the book are topics about Leonardo’s paintings, sculpture, mechanical designs and anatomical drawings.

“Biographic: Leonardo” presents an ingenious guide to Leonardo’s life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the master behind the masterpieces.

This is a book for you, your children and grandchildren! It is a book that will inspire and stimulate intellectual activity for the whole family. Please buy “Biographic: Leonardo“ today.



 

 

Buy the book “Verdi of Kids” today!
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  • Verdi for Kids

As opera singer Deborah Voigt writes in the book’s Forward, “Giuseppe Verdi was one of the best of all the opera composers…Even if you are completely new to opera, you would probably be surprised by how much of Verdi’s music you have already heard and do hear, in everyday life. Themes from his operas are used in movies, commercials, and celebratory events to this day, and are famous and familiar.”

“Verdi for Kids,” is an engaging and entertaining biography of Giuseppe Verdi, with special emphasis on his operas. The book conveys the complex musical arrangements of the composer and the painstaking creative process in his most famous operas, such as “Il Trovatore,” “Rigoletto,” and “La Traviata.”

“Verdi for Kids” comes with 21 activities to inspire young people to embrace opera and classical music. Some highlights are: How to design an opera costume, how to craft a panpipe, how to sing like a diva, and so much more.

“Verdi for Kids” is a perfect bound book; four-color glossy, consisting of 120 color pages. The book comes with a picture on almost page. We see Verdi in paintings and photographs, alongside the most famous opera sopranos and tenors of his day. We get an insider’s view of Italy’s finest opera houses in Milan, Venice and Naples. A side theme in the book is Italy’s fight for unification and the Risorgimento. We see how Verdi helped to rally his people toward the founding of the Italian nation.

“Verdi for Kids” will help your children better understand and appreciate Italian opera and one of Italy’s greatest musical geniuses - Giuseppe Verdi. Buy “Verdi for Kids" today!

 

Buy the book “Galileo for Kids" today!
Yours for just $22.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Galileo for Kids

The inventor of the telescope and father of modern physics is front and center is this new book by Richard Panchyk.

"Galileo for Kids," recounts the life and achievements of Galileo Galilei, from his birth in 1564 in Pisa to his inventions and astronomical observations in Florence and Venice; to his trial and punishment in Rome and the the development of modern physics before his death in 1643.

The book includes of hands-on activities to engage young readers in science, such as making a pendulum and pulsilogia, experimenting with gravity, and how to use aperture and other elements of a telescope.

The book is perfect bound, four-color glossy, consisting of 166 color pages at 8.5 x 11, horizontal configuration.

"Galileo for Kids" delves into the astronomical observations of Galileo such as the planets Venus, Mercury and Mars, the surface of the moon, the location of sunspots, the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. The nature of planets and orbital physics are explained through many hands-on activities.

"Galileo for Kids" is a book your children and grandchildren will read and utilize for years to come. Buy "Galileo for Kids" today!

 

 

Buy the book “The Italian American Cookbook" today! Yours for just $25.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Italian American Cookbook

From minestrone soup and pasta salad to shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli, satisfying creations from Italian American kitchens have become all-American fare.

"The Italian American Cookbook" is written by John and Galina Mariani. The book is 450 pages in length and 7 x 9 size.

Some 250 Italian recipes are included with fascinating culinary lore and the best of beloved traditions.

Some highlights are Figs and Prosciutto with Gorgonzola, Shrimp and Fennel Salad, Duck Ravioli, Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, Risotto with Spinach, Porcini, and Peas, Swiss Chard and Feta Torta, East Meets West Oxtail Stew, Quail with Apple-Fig Compote and so much more.

"The Italian American Cookbook" is a delectable collection of new and traditional Italian recipes. Buy "The Italian American Cookbook" today!

 

 

Buy the book “Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors” today!

Yours for just $22.95. Free shipping and handling.


• Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide

Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors” is the perfect book to educate your children and grandchildren on the greatness of Ancient Rome.

The book conveys the rich history of Rome, from its founding to its years as an innovative Republic and as an incredible empire. Children and adults can explore ancient Rome and how the civilization has influenced our modern world in language, buildings, law and the concepts of liberty and citizenship.

The book is perfect bound, four-color glossy, consisting of 150 color pages at 8.5 x 11, horizontal configuration.

“Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors” also covers the ancient Etruscans and how this ancient Italian society influenced the creation of Rome. Hands-on activities accompany the manuscript for richer understanding of antiquity.

“Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors” is a book your children and grandchildren will truly relish. This is the best book to inspire in young people an appreciation of ancient Rome. Buy “Ancient Romans and Their Neighbors“ today!

 

 

Buy the book, “New Pizza,” $22.95. Shipping & handling are included.

  • New Pizza: A Whole New Era for the World’s Favorite Food

Pizza has conquered the world!

That’s the premise from another of Stefano Manfredi’s delectable books: This one titled, “New Pizza: A Whole New Era for the World’s Favorite Food.”

The author, originally from Italy’s Lombardia region, has adopted the English language to creatively express the joys of pizza, a staple from his homeland.

“New Pizza” explores the entirety of Italy to discover the latest recipes and innovations for pizza. There is Sicilian Capers and Anchovies, Prosciutto and Bufala, Roman Pizza with Cavolo Nero, Mushrooms and Lardo, etc…

The hardcover book is large and expansive enough to contain full page color photographs of pizza, ingredients, Italian landmarks and many creative chefs.

“New Pizza” is a beautiful book to celebrate one of the many joys of living - pizza!

Buy this book today!

 

 

Buy the book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption." Yours for just $21.95, with free shipping and handling.

  • Unbroken

The son of immigrants from Verona, Italy, is the real-life hero of Laura Hillenbrand’s exceptional book, “Unbroken.”

Louis Zamperini was born in Olean, New York, but grew up in Torrance, California. He was a wayward child who found his calling in high school as a long distance runner. He represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

“Unbroken” recounts the story of Zamperini’s service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, he and some crew members survived on a raft for some 45 days. They were then captured by the Japanese and were tortured as prisoners.

“Unbroken” remains one of the best books of the 21st century. Zamperini is a true Italian American role model. Buy “Unbroken” today!

 

Buy the book "Italian Sketches: The Faces of Modern Italy."
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  • Italian Sketches: The Faces of Modern Italy

Deirdre Pirro is a current contributor to PRIMO Magazine. She translates excerpts of major works of literature either from English to Italian or Italian to English for PRIMO's Language department.

Here, Deirdre shows her writing forte in a concise and fascinating book about modern Italy. "Italian Sketches: The Faces of Modern Italy," is a recap of Italy's 20th century icons, from Maria Montessori to Giorgio Armani, from Sofia Loren to Pope John XXIII.

Drawn from Deirdre's column in "The Florentine," an English language newspaper in Tuscay, "Italian Sketches" portrays a nation whose modern cultural landscape remains largely undiscovered. The author's articulate prose, accompanied by Leo Cardini's eye-catching illustrations, captures the lives of those whose savvy or sacrifice changed Italy. Both dramatic and candid, these intriguing essays reveal a country whose questions can only be answered one sketch at a time.

Buy it today from PRIMO! Just $19.95, with free shipping and handling.

 

Buy “Politica e Prosa " today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Politica e Prosa

Published in-house by PRIMO Magazine. This is our first book!

"Politica e Prosa" is politics and prose. It is a  60 page anthology consisting of excerpts of speeches and novels from English into Italian. Read Italian words adjacent to their original English versions once spoken by Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Mario Cuomo.

In addition, there are excerpts of novels by Charlotte Bronte, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and others that come with their original English text adjacent to new Italian translations. Featured also are English translations of the work of such great Italian writers as Dante Alighieri and Niccolo Machiavelli. Also included is the "Manifesto of Futurism" by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Italy's declaration of war by Benito Mussolini. Originally in Italian, their words come to you newly translated in English.

Essays precede the translations for a deeper understanding of the work.

"Politica e Prosa" is an excellent way to learn the Italian language. Buy it today!

 

 

Buy “Cucina Rustica" today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica translates as the "simple kitchen."

In 1990, authors Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman completed a personal journey to uncover "fresh, light style of Italian cooking."

Their discoveries are traditional Italian cooking in all the country's regions, provinces and villages.

The book contains some 12 chapters and 300 pages of mouthwatering Italian recipes and related themes. Everything is included from how to make Mortadella to how to make Zuppa dei Funghi (Mushroom Soup) to how to make Budino di Ricotta (Ricotta Pudding), and so much more. There is also a chapter on how best to organize your Italian kitchen.

"Cucina Rustica" is the perfect book to assist you and your loved ones in preparing Italian meals all year long. Buy it today!

 

Buy “How to Think Like da Vinci" today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • How to Think Like da Vinci

A perfect book to inspire Italian Americans of all ages to be smarter, more industrious, more creative, and more successful.

Written by Daniel Smith, this book is a 200-page examination of why Leonardo da Vinci is a great role model for people today.

Leonardo was the greatest of Renaissance Men. Not just one of history's greatest painters, he was also a polymath, a sculptor, an architect, a musician, an engineer, an anatomist, a cartographer and a botanist.

The author explores how Leonardo's methods can apply to people today. Leonardo's unique approach to creativity, art and science can help you master all that life has to offer. From family crisis to changes in one's career, Leonardo's way of thinking is the right way to approach a problem and get things done.

"How to Think Like da Vinci" is a reminder of the awesome legacy of this great Italian. Italian men and women like Leonardo are still very relevant; even in our modern, high-tech times. Leonardo's example offers us substantive and practical ways to better ourselves. Buy this book today!

 

Buy “The Terroir Guides Food & Wine of the Italian Riviera and Genoa" today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Terroir Guides Food & Wine of the Italian Riviera and Genoa

Taste the wonderful gastronomic traditions of Genoa and the Italian Riviera.

Written by David Downie, this book is almost 400-pages, with photographs of recipes and delicious ingredients.

Genoa, the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre and 200 miles of coastline bring an array of distinct foods.

The cuisine, full of genuine, delicate flavors, exalts freshness and lightness, favoring local ingredients and artisanal methods. Regional favorites such as focaccia, farinata, and pesto differ from valley to valley and from one trattoria to the next.

"Food Wine The Italian Riviera Genoa" guides you to the most authentic restaurants, cafes, and specialty food shops, for unforgettable meals and local products, including wine, cheese and olive oil. This book also contains a glossary of regional dishes, ingredients, and preparations and maps to help you navigate from village to village. Buy this book today!

Buy “Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style

Move over pasta and pizza, here comes panini, bruschetta, and crostini!

Viana La Place gives us a world of Italian sandwiches in her amazing book “Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini: Sandwiches, Italian Style.”

Heavenly bread-based creations are on every page in this mouth-watering book. Some 140 pages contain stunning food photographs and easy-to-do recipes from all over Italy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered. Bread-based recipes are great for antipasti, parties, desserts and indulgences any time of the day.

In “Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini,” you will find new and delicious ways to use bread. This book contains may recipes such as crusty rolls with crushed olives and artichokes stuffed with tuna; rosemary infused chicken and sweet peppers between country bread; a panini of prosciutto and greens or a panini for dessert - with bittersweet chocolate. These are just some of the combinations waiting for you in this amazing book.

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Buy “The Pasta Cookbook" today! Yours for just $15.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Pasta Cookbook

“The Pasta Cookbook” is ideal for young Italian Americans.

This colorful book is replete with new ways and new twists in cooking pasta. The recipes are easy-to-read and inspire the imagination in young cooks.

The book is 8-12 x 11 size and contains almost 50 pages with many colorful photographs.

Recipes are sometimes outside the ordinary. There is a recipe for Tagliatelle Turkey Bake, Chicken and Ham Lasagna, Spaghetti with Smoked Sausage and Carrots, and a host of other interesting recipes.

Give this book to your son or daughter when he or she leaves home. “The Pasta Cookbook” will make sure all their meals are authentically Italian.

Italian pasta...it's what’s for dinner...always!

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Buy “Saving Italy” today. Just $21.95! And, as always, free shipping!

  • Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis

Hitler took control of Italy in 1943 and, with it, control of the greatest works of art in the world.

When the Allies invaded Italy in 1944, General Dwight David Eisenhower made it known that bombing and shelling targeted buildings were to proceed even if they contained great works of art inside. In anticipation of the coming onslaught, Hitler ordered Italy’s cultural treasures to be removed and brought to Germany. The task fell on Allied soldiers Deane Keller, an artist, and Fred Hart, an art historian, to follow American reconnaissance forces, find and retrieve Italian artworks before being destroyed in bombing raids or stolen by the Nazis.

Extraordinary research and prose makes “Saving Italy” an awesome book. Author Robert Edsel gives us a nail-biting account of how works by Michelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio were rescued. He tells us how “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci was saved from destruction in Milan and how the Nazis were stopped from stealing great treasures in the Vatican, the Uffizi Gallery and in many churches and palaces in Naples and Venice.

“Saving Italy” is the incredible real life saga of art, history and the preservation of culture in a time of war.

Buy “Saving Italy” today. Just $21.95! And, as always, free shipping!

 

Buy the book “Lev’s Violin“ today!
Yours for just $25.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • LEV'S VIOLIN

Famous for its captivating sound, "Lev's Violin" is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner.

The author, Helena Atlee, sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts and far flung Russian flea markets, “Lev's Violin” takes us from the heart of Italy to its very furthest reaches.

“Lev’s Violin” is the story of Italy; her luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travelers, and raconteurs. This is the story of the power of objects, stories, and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.

Please buy “Lev’s Violin,” today! Celebrate the ingenuity of Italian music.

Buy the book “Recipes from an Italian Butcher“ today! Yours for just $49.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN BUTCHER

“Recipes from an Italian Butcher” is an inspiring collection of simple and authentic Italian recipes for meat, poultry, and game from the Silver Spoon kitchen.

Italian ways with meat are wide and varied. This book focuses on three methods of cooking--roasting, stewing, and braising -to bring out the very best of all types of meat.

“Recipes from an Italian Butcher” shows just how easy it can be to make simple and hearty meat dishes that are full of Italian flavor. Many of the dishes can be prepared in advance and simply left to roast in the oven or stew on the stove.

With more than 150 recipes, from beef with Barolo to chicken cacciatore, as well as side dishes and explanations about the different cuts, cooking methods, and techniques for each type of meat, this book is the ultimate guide to preparing and enjoying meat the Italian way.

Buy “Recipes from an Italian Butcher” today!


Buy the book “Leonardo” today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Leonardo

“Leonardo” is written by Dr. Daniel Kiecol, a historian who also works as a writer and lecturer.

Leonardo da Vinci exerted an enormous influence over the arts and sciences of the Western world, and almost 500 years after his death, his singular genius continues to fascinate us. Indeed, for Leonardo, art, science, and faith were inseparable, whether exploring the geometry of perspective for The Last Supper, understanding the anatomy of his models, devising new inventions, cataloguing mathematical forms, or designing great churches.

Boasting outstanding color reproductions on nearly every page, this affordable art book is quite compact (measuring just under 7½ inches square), yet offers a surprisingly wide-ranging survey of Leonardo's painting, drawing, and design work, with an introductory essay, titles, and captions on how the painting was done by Leonardo and the life of the woman portrayed.

The book comes in six languages - English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Dutch. “Leonardo” is wonderful book that brings to life the great life and achievements of Leonardo da Vinci.

Buy “Leonardo” today!

“Leonardo” is a magnificent book about one of the greatest men in history. Buy this book today!

 

Buy the book, “The Classic Pasta Cookbook,” for just $25.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Classic Pasta Cookbook

Giuliano Hazan learned how to make pasta from his mother Marcella Hazan, the best-selling author and television personality who brings classic Italian cooking to life.

“The Classic Pasta Cookbook” is a hard cover, 160 page, book filled with color photographs and 100 Italian recipes. From pappardelle to penne, from primavera to pesto, this is a book that celebrates pasta! Vibrant color photographs show the endless variety of pasta in all its boundless shapes, sizes, colors and styles. Through clear step-by-step instructions, Chef Giuliano Hazan shows you how to make the perfect pasta at home and the mouth-watering sauce recipes to accompany them.

Whatever the season, occasion, or meal, you’ll find just the right recipe - from traditional favorites such as “spaghetti ai frutti di mare” and “rigatoni al ragu” to brand new dishes such as farfalle with fresh salmon and fettuccine with orange and mint.

Italian pasta is what’s for dinner always! Buy “The Classic Pasta Cookbook” today!


Buy the book “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” today! Yours for just $25.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
As beautiful a book as it is insightful.

“The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” comes in its own encasement and is replete with outstanding facsimiles of Leonardo’s many drawings.

“The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” is compiled by scholar Edward MacCurdy. He translated into English Leonardo’s Tuscan writings, originally as reverse mirror text. This is the first book of its kind on Leonardo da
Vinci.

Richly illustrated, the book encompasses Leonardo’s drawings on nature, science, his inventions and his most famous works of art such as “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa.” We see the workings of great Italian ingenuity on every page.

“The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” dips into the thousands of pages and several journals that Leonardo accumulated. Combining Leonardo’s famous writings with his most beautifully detailed drawings and sketches, these extracts are divided into three sections - art, science and design - and cover topics as varied as painting, anatomy, the nature of flight, the scientific method and practical concerns of engineering.

“The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” will be one of the best books in your library.

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Buy the book “Target Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini” today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Target Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini

In World War II, it was Britain’s Special Operations Executive that led the way in planting spies and agents in Italy and other Axis nations.

Italy was seen at the outset as a country that could easily be infiltrated. Yet, time and again, Mussolini’s security apparatus uncovered spies and assassins and proved a fair match to British espionage.

“Target Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini, 1940-1943,” recounts the extraordinary effort among British spies, agents and underground Italian revolutionaries to take down Italy’s Fascist government.

“Target Italy” is the official history of British involvement in Italy during World War II. The goal was to sever Italy’s ties to Nazi Germany. Drawing on declassified documents, the book reveals missions as remarkable as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm partisans and known criminals to overthrow the Italian government.

If you like spy thrillers, then you will love “Target Italy,” all the more so, because the events depicted are real.

“Target Italy” is an awesome book about Italy, Mussolini, World War II, and the intrigues of spies and espionage.

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Buy the book, “Raphael” for just $22.95. Shipping & handling included.

  • RAPHAEL

One of Italy’s greatest artists.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

Commonly referred to as Raphael, he is credited with creating some of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art.

Now comes “Raphael,” a book detailing the life and accomplishments of this genius of art. “Raphael” contains 250 pages of incredible artworks, published on every page in four color glossy format. The artist’s biography is replete with anecdotes and new information about Raphael.

“Raphael” is an outstanding book to inspire greatness in your family.

Buy “Raphael” today!


Buy the book “Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo" today! Yours for just $31.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo

We travel to the Veneto region to indulge ourselves in “Love Italian Food: Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo.”

Writer Maddalena Caruso teams up with photographer Stefano Scata for a hardcover celebration of Italy’s gastronomic heritage.

“Love Italian Food” is a large coffee table size book that consists of 250 pages of incredible meals served at a rustic country villa in Asolo. Beautifully photographed, the food and setting convey the good life found in a small medieval village some 100 miles northwest of Venice.

Maddalena Caruso gives readers an intimate tour of her home in the Treviso province. Hers is an insider’s account of life in the Italian countryside. The food is seasonal. Family recipes rely on the yields of farmers. Highlights are Crema di radicchio con porri (Cream radish soup with leeks), Zuppa di orzo con fungi, allure e pancetta croccante (Barley soup with mushrooms, bay leaves and bacon), Dentice con verdure (Snapper with vegetables) and so much more.

“Love Italian Food” is the best way, besides actually traveling there, to see and indulge the offerings of Italian country living.

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Buy the book “Italian Bed and Breakfasts: A Caffelletto Guide" today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Italian Bed and Breakfasts: A Caffelletto Guide

Michele Ballarati and Margherita Piccolomini are owners of the Caffelletto bed and breakfast network in Italy.

With help from writer Anne Marshall, they provide an in-depth account of the bed and breakfast establishments throughout the peninsula in their book, “Italian Bed and Breakfasts: A Caffelletto Guide.”

The bed and breakfast concept had its start in England and eventually became a way to travel in the United States. Italy is a relatively new participant in this trend. Yet, the country is ideally suited to offer an array of bed and breakfast options through her many restored medieval monasteries, renovated villas, and beautiful country estates.

“Italian Bed and Breakfasts” is a four-color glossy book of almost 250 pages of the best bed and breakfast establishments in all 20 regions of Italy. Featured are exterior and interior photographs of specific bed and breakfasts with accompanying information on location, prices and amenities.

Traveling through Italy and staying at one of the many bed and breakfasts offered in such places as Tuscany, Umbria, Piemonte and other regions is the best way to immerse oneself in the culture and landscape of Italy.

“Italian Bed and Breakfasts” is the perfect book to find the most rewarding way to visit Italy.

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  • MARTINI - A GUIDE TO 500 CLASSIC MARTINIS

Hats off to the Martini! A drink enjoyed all over the world.

The classic Martini contains gin and dry vermouth in cold glasses with garnish of green olives, a pearl onion and lemon twist. Today, however, bartenders have conceived a variety of mixtures under the Martini banner.

“Martini - A Guide to 500 Classic Martinis” is a book of different recipes for this awesome cocktail. There is the “Black Beard Martini,” with two shots vodka, one and half shots creme de cacao and one shot blackcurrant schnapps. There is the “Raspberry Martini,” with two shots gin, one shot raspberry liqueur, and a half shot simple syrup. Hundreds of other recipes follow in this incredible book.

“Martini - A Guide to 500 Classic Martinis” comes with beautiful photographs. Every page contains a picture of a different drink. Gin, vermouth and many other spirits have never looked so good.

Nothing beats a good Martini - except, maybe, a book that conveys different ways to make it. Here is a book to be kept on your liquor cabinet, not your bookshelf.

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Buy the book “The Big Book of Pasta" today! Yours for just $22.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Big Book of Pasta

“The Big Book of Pasta” is rightly titled. This is a large, hardcover, perfect-bound collection of Italian pasta recipes.

“The Big Book of Pasta” comes with almost 400 pages of recipes. The book begins with an introduction as to the versatility of pasta, followed by instructions on how to make everything from ravioli to tortellini, not to mention different sauces and stocks.

The book’s chapters are devoted to soups and salads, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, vegetables, filled pasta and baked dishes. Pasta never looked so good as displayed here in beautiful four-color photographs.

Recipes are either new and original or according to Italian customs in “The Big Book of Pasta.” There is Chicken and Bean Soup, made with ziti, Tuscan Veal Soup, made with vermicelli, and Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers, made with small shell pasta. All dinner recipes are delectable such as Tagliatelle with Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce, Pappardelle with Chicken and Porcini and Spaghetti with Crab. Baked dishes come with different varieties of lasagna and cannelloni and other recipes.

“The Big Book of Pasta” is the right book to prepare any and all Italian pasta dishes. Buy this book today.

 

Buy the book “Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes" today! Yours for just $18.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes

Who doesn’t love Nutella?

The hazelnut chocolate spread from Italy’s Piemonte region is found on the shelves of practically every American grocery store.

Nutella tastes great, all by itself, on a slice of bread. Yet, you can also use Nutella as the perfect ingredient for a host of delicious snacks and desserts.

Here now is a book entitled “Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes.” In the shape of a Nutella jar comes 60 pages of mouth-watering recipes that utilize the chocolate hazelnut spread.

Nutella has never tasted so good. Some of the recipes included in the book are especially inviting such as “Banana Tartlets with Nutella,” “Panna Cotta Nutella,” “Nutella Truffles,” and, the ever delicious “Nutella Cheesecake.”

Easy-to-follow recipes are accompanied by beautiful photographs of some of the most decadent and wonderful sweet dishes ever shown.

“Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes” is the perfect book to prepare a great dessert this Easter season. A delicious book, indeed!

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Buy the book “Gelato" today! Yours for just $15.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Gelato: Just Great Recipes

Would you like to learn how to make gelato?

If you’re answer is “Yes,” then this book is for you! “Gelato” by McRae Books is filled with sweet and flavorful recipes. You might be surprised to learn that gelato is not all that hard to make…if you read this book.

The recipes were compiled by Italian writers in Florence who know all there is about Italy’s creamy wonder. There are many recipes such as Mint Gelato, Mango Gelato, Gelato Cake, Semifreddo and so much more. The book consists of 35 easy-to-read recipes and beautiful photographs.

What a wonderful book!

Nothing compares to a bowl of icy cold gelato in summer. With “Gelato,” the book, you have the means to make the best gelato your family ever tasted.

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Buy “The Little Pasta Cookbook" today! Yours for just $17.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Little Pasta Cookbook

“The Little Pasta Book” is full of four-color photographs that depict various recipes; not to mention landscape photographs of provinces and regions of Italy. The books comes with a complete tutorial on pasta with detailed descriptions of different forms of pasta made in Italy.

Some highlighted recipes from the book are Pasta con Sugo di Pomodoro e Pancetta (Pasta with Creamy Tomato and Bacon), Linguine con Sugo al Peperoni Rossi (Linguine with Red Pepper Sauce), Pasta all’Amatriciana (Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Pork), Pasta con Carciofi e Pollo alla Griglia (Pasta with Artichokes and Grilled Chicken), Spaghetti al Frutti di Mare e Sugo al Vino Bianco (Spaghetti with Shellfish and White Wine Sauce), and many more.

“The Little Pasta Cookbook” is a beautiful tribute to pasta. Buy it today!

Buy the book “The Everything Easy Italian Cookbook" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • The Everything Easy Italian Cookbook

“The Everything Easy Italian Cookbook” is perfect for the busy world we live in today.

The book is written by professional chef Dawn Altomari. She took a hard look at the many classical Italian recipes she grew up eating and preparing at her restaurant. Her goal: Make Italian cooking easier.

Dawn has re-conceived and re-imagined recipes from all over Italy. She has done us all a great favor. We can now cook Italian, no matter how trying or busy was the day.

The book comes with some 300 authentic Italian recipes simplified and streamlined: From bruschetta to veal scaloppini to tiramisu to so much more - all recipes come without difficult techniques or time-consuming steps. What we get are great Italian meals available to cook every night.

“The Everything Easy Italian Cookbook” should belong in everyone’s kitchen. The book is perfect for anyone who wants to cook Italian.

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Buy the book “Italian Horror Cinema" today! Yours for just $19.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Italian Horror Cinema: The Most Influential Horror Films from Italy

Exclusively from PRIMO - A new book that celebrates Italy's horror films.

“Italian Horror Cinema” is an entertaining and informative book about some of the world’s greatest filmmakers. Replete with stunning visuals, “Italian Horror Cinema” is a showcase of horror films that influenced a generation of American filmmakers, i.e., Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, John Carpenter, George A. Romero and Wes Craven.

“Italian Horror Cinema” explores the creative and technical innovations from Italy. The country invented new horror sub-genres and cinematic styles; later adopted by Hollywood and utilized today in all kinds of films.

“Italian Horror Cinema” is the perfect book for all Italian Americans who are rightly proud of great innovations from Italy. The book is also a must-read for all horror fans and for all lovers of international cinema.

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Buy the book “Pizza de luxe" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • Pizza de luxe: Deliciously authentic recipes for the world's favourite fast food

Pizza goes back to the future.

That’s the premise of Stefano Manfredi’s beautifully delectable book, “Pizza de luxe: Deliciously authentic recipes for the world’s favourite fast food.”

The author proclaims a new renaissance for pizza in Italy. “Pizza de luxe” contains the most delicious pizza recipes such as “Roman pizza with figs and prosciutto,” “Pizza with calamari, chili and ginger,” “Pizza with pancetta, wilted rucola and taleggio,” and many more recipes!

The book covers all steps in making pizza; including new flour combinations for the dough. There are beautiful color photographs on every page. Most fantastic are the mouth-watering photographs of the pizzas, themselves. Delicious!

“Pizza de luxe” is an awesome book about Italy’s greatest export: The incredible pizza. Buy this book today!

Buy the book “320 Italian Recipes" today! Yours for just $21.95. Free shipping and handling.

  • 320 Italian Recipes

This book pays tribute to the great gastronomic heritage of Italy.

“320 Italian Recipes” contains over 500 pages of incredible recipes with techniques and step-by-step instructions and over 1000 colorful food photographs!

These are tested recipes, both regional classics and contemporary creations. Such tried-and-true recipes are bruschetta, pizza Margherita all Napoletana, baked lasagna, fritto misto and minestrone soup. There are authentic recipes for risotto and polenta; fabulous fish and shellfish dishes, a wide variety of poultry and meat dishes, vegetable dishes, salads, desserts and more!

“320 Italian Recipes” is the only reference book you will need in identifying, preparing, using and cooking Italian. What a great book!

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  • Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem


“Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem” is written by acclaimed scholar Carol Delaney. She successfully challenges the belief among today’s revisionists that Columbus was a greedy and ignoble figure. The author conveys detailed research about the Genoese explorer. Columbus sought to find a western route to the Orient, not only for the promise of vast wealth for the Spanish crown, but, by a personal mission to fund a new crusade. Delaney places Columbus in the context of his times. She reveals a man of religious conviction and astonishing determination in this illuminating study.

Carol Delaney received an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is now professor emerita at Stanford University and a research scholar at Brown University.

The book received consistent praise from Kirkus Reviews, “A welcome reappraisal of Columbus and his legacy” and also the Times Literary Supplement, “A revealing new view of Columbus.”

“Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem” is an excellent book to effectively defend the legacy of Columbus in this age of political correctness and revisionism. Buy “Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem” today!

 

Buy the book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption." Yours for just $21.95, with free shipping and handling.

  • Unbroken

The son of immigrants from Verona, Italy, is the real-life hero of Laura Hillenbrand’s exceptional book, “Unbroken.”

Louis Zamperini was born in Olean, New York, but grew up in Torrance, California. He was a wayward child who found his calling in high school as a long distance runner. He represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

“Unbroken” recounts the story of Zamperini’s service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, he and some crew members survived on a raft for some 45 days. They were then captured by the Japanese and were tortured as prisoners.

In "Unbroken," Hillenbrand provides incredible details of the harrowing story of Zamperini. From how he became an Olympic runner, to how he survived while stranded in the ocean, to his overcoming the brutality of Japanese prison guards remains awe-inspiring. Through it all was a struggle by the Italian American to understand God and embrace his Christian faith.

“Unbroken” remains one of the best books of the 21st century. Zamperini is a true Italian American role model. Buy “Unbroken” today!

Buy the book, “Florence: A Traveller's Reader." Yours for just $19.95, with free shipping and handling.

  • Florence: A Traveller's Reader

Arguably, Italy’s greatest city (and for the matter, maybe the world’s greatest city) Florence attracts millions of visitors every year. The history, artistry and gastronomy is richer here than any place else.

A great city needs a great book, and “Florence: A Traveller’s Reader” is just that. Edward Chaney, a professor of art from Southampton College, provides an in-depth preview of Florence.

“Florence: A Traveller’s Reader” is replete with the observations of Florence through commentaries and correspondences by some of history’s most important people. We read eyewitness accounts of what made Florence so great: The installation of Michelangelo’s David, the rise of the Medici, Boccaccio’s experience with the bubonic plague, Vasari on the building of Giotto’s Campanile, the death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning at the Casa Guidi; and D.H. Lawrence and Dylan Thomas on 20th century Florence, including the terrible flood of 1966.

“Florence: A Traveller’s Reader” is the best book to read before traveling to Florence. The book provides an enriching tribute to history’s most important city.

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Buy the book, “Authentic Italian Desserts." Yours for just $22.95, with free shipping and handling.

  • Authentic Italian Desserts

“Authentic Italian Desserts” is a colorful and delectable collection of fantastic Italian desserts.

Rosemary Molloy is a Canadian ex-pat who has lived in Italy the last 20 years. She is a writer who publishes a blog devoted entirely to Italian desserts.

“Authentic Italian Desserts” takes readers on a tour of Italy with la dolce vita (literally) in mind. The book shares scores of recipes from incredible classics like biscotti and tiramisu, as well as bundt cake made perfect for dipping a slice in coffee. There is moist ricotta cake and mouth-watering Italian butter cookies. Full page color photographs show the desserts, in all their glory. The recipes are well-written and easy to follow.

“Authentic Italian Desserts” is perfect for the holiday season. Buy this marvelous book today!

 

Buy the book, “Tuscany In The Kitchen." Yours for just $15.95, with free shipping and handling.

  • Tuscany In The Kitchen

PRIMO offers the English version of “Tuscany In The Kitchen.”

This is a beautiful book by chefs Maria Teresa Di Marco and Marie Cecil Ferre. The incredible photographs were made by Maurizio Maurizi.

“Tuscany In The Kitchen” begins with pictures of the Tuscan countryside. The authors then share with readers the most amazing recipes from Tuscany. There is Cecina (Chickpea bread) and Carabaccia (Tuscan onion soup). Some recipes are exclusive to Tuscany such Pappardelle with Duck, Sweet and Sour Rabbit and Marcella’s Wild Boar Stew. Some seafood dishes include Cacciucco alla Livornese (Livorno Fish Stew) and Squid with Chard. For dessert, how about Anna’s Grape Bread and Marcella’s Custard Pie.

So much great food in Italy. Hard to say which region is better. For now, let’s celebrate Tuscany. Buy “Tuscany In The Kitchen” today!

 

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