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Verdura: Vegetables Italian Style

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Verdura: Vegetables Italian Style

Current Status:
In Season
Viana Laplace
William Morrow
Cooking/Home, Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

Verdura has more fresh, fast Italian and Italian-style recipes from the Los Angeles-based coauthor (with Evan Kleiman) of last year’s Cucina Rustica. This time La Place features vegetables (verdura in Italian), which she grills, stuffs, purees, and uses in a range of dishes from spreads to savory meatless stews. By now her store of these sprightly dishes, or her facility for dreaming them up, seems inexhaustible. For artichokes alone she’s come up with 16 different ideas, none of them farfetched. So on a soggy summer evening when inspiration fails, La Place can provide you with a supply of bracing ideas. B+