You don’t have to be Italian to make your own pasta, risotto, and pizza dough, or create fabulous desserts like tiramisu, or demonstrate how delicious marinara sauce tastes when it doesn’t come out of a jar. The secrets of Italian cooking are made accessible here in a step-by-step format that even the most inexperienced cook can follow. With more than 70 lavishly illustrated recipes plus cross-referenced meal plans, this unique cookbook offers a full introduction to the ingredients, methods, and principles of Italy’s rich and varied cuisine. The parade of mouthwatering classics includes zesty Tuna Carpaccio, richly satisfying Chicken Cacciatora, and many other classics. And it comes with its own CD of music to provide atmosphere for the meals!