"A culinary gem for everyone who wants to bring the true flavor of Italy into their home."–Paula Wolfert, author of Mediterranean Cooking Anna Teresa Callen grew up in Abruzzo, one of Italy’s most striking regions. In this wonderful, evocative book, she unveils the secrets of Abruzzo’s robust culinary traditions. Here is simple cooking at its best, with flavors kept fresh and clean. The 350 recipes range from elaborate festival dishes–including the region’s signature dish, Maccheroni alla Chitarra–to uncomplicated rustic fare. Anna Teresa Callen (New York, NY) is an accomplished food writer, teacher, food consultant, and television personality. Two of her shows, Let Them Eat Pasta! and Nature’s Masterpiece, The Egg, have aired nationwide on CBS and PBS, and her articles have appeared in Bon Appétit, Gourmet, the New York Times, and other publications.