What is it that makes us love Italian food so much? Why is it that there are so many successful Italian restaurants (including pizza parlors and some of the newest thriving restaurant chains in America) everywhere you go? Is it how irresistible a good pasta dish is? Is it the passion that Italians put in their cooking? Whatever the reason there's no denying that Italian food is one of America's preferred cuisines. Here is the definitive text on all the classic Italian dishes you could ever want to cook made available just when interest in Italian home-cooking is experiencing an all-time high.