Friday, September 25, 2009


Having a cold has its rewards. Just a normal one and I was feeling sorry for myself as we all do when we can't do the things we want. However, you can use a computer with little energy or watch a lot of TV. I did both. This cold gave me time to complete my list of cookbooks on the computer. Now they are all on but the big drawback is I don't know where to get a particular book quickly when I want it. I do have the "Italian" sorted from the miscellaneous but that is about it. So when I started to feel like I was going to live, I cleaned off some shelves and reorganized a little. It has helped. Here is my list of Italian titles.  Yes, that is a lot of titles.  I am aware of my obsession, thank you. This is only the Italian lists.  I have more.  I also have binders full of saved magazine recipes.  But lets not go there.

************ SICILIAN COOKBOOKS*************
A Little Sicilian Cookbook      Bitter Almonds       Ciao Sicily
Classic Sicilian Cooking     Cucina Amore      Cucina Paradiso
Cucinasiciliana       Eating in Sicily    Flavors of Italy, Sicily
Foods of Sicily; Sardinia and the Smaller Islands
La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio Tornabene
Mangi, LIttle Italy       Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen
Nick Stellino’s Passione     Papa Andrea’s Sicilian Table
Pomp and Sustenance      Salute!     Sicilian American Pasta
Sicilian Cookery  Sicilian Feasts      Sicilian Gentleman’s Cookbook
Sicilian Home Cooking     Sicilian Vegetarian Cooking
Southern Italian Cooking       Sweet Sicily
The Art of Sicilian Cooking      
The Best of Southern Italian cooking
The Flavors of Sicily      The Flavors of Southern Italy
The Food of Southern Italy  The Heart of Sicily    
The Sopranos Family Cookbook     Real Sicilian Cookery
Sicily, A way of Life in 50 Recipes       Simply Sicilian
The Extraordinary Cuisine of Josephine  

1000 Italian Recipes
A cook’s tour of Italy     A Taste of Lucca      
A Taste of Southern Italy      At Table in Italy    
Avventura     Baking Sensational Sweets with California Olive Oil
Baking with California Olive Oil       Biba’s Italy  
Biba’s Northern Italian Cooking      Biba’s Taste of Italy    
Biscotti      Bringing Italy Home       Bugialli on Pasta
Buonissimo!       CAI Italian Cookbook     Carbone’s Cookbook
Ciao Italia     Columbus Menu     Contadina Italian Cooking
Contorni      Cooking Rice with an Italian Accent
Cooking with California Olive Oil    Country Italian Cooking
Culinaria Italy   Da Silvano Cookbook       Eleanora’s Kitchen
Fast Italian  Father Orsini’s Italian Kitchen    Favorite Recipes    
Focaccia      From Biba’s Italian Kitchen        
From Nonnie’s Italian Kitchen     Giada’s Family dinners      
Gusto Italiano      Hot Italian Dish
Insalate: Authentic Italian Salads for all Seasons      Italian
Italian Catholic Federation Recipe Collection      Italian Cookery
Italian Country Cookbook     Italian Country Cooking
Italian Country Cooking      Italian Immigrant Cooking
Italian Regional Cooking     Italian Slow and Savory
Italian Vegetables     Italianissimo       Italy Al Dente
Italy The Beautiful Cookbook    
Johnny Ciao’s Koncert Kitchen     La Dolce Vita      
La Mia Cucina Toscana      Lidia’s Italian Table
Lorenza’s Anitpasti       Many Beautiful Things    
Masterclass in Italian Cooking
Modern Italian Cooking      Monterey’s Cookin’  
More Than Minestrone Italian Soup Cookbook
Olives, Anchovies, and Capers       On Top of Spaghetti…
Passiane      Pasta Classica      Pasta Deck
Pasta Harvest      Pasta Pasta Pasta    
Preserving our Italian Heritage
Real Italian Food For People with Diabetes
Ricetti de La Famiglia DePalo       Roma    
Salse de Pomodoro      Sweet Maria’s Italian Cookie Tray    
Sweet Marie’s Biscotti Recipes
The Antipasto Table      The Best Italian Classics
The Classical cookbook      The de’Medici Kitchen
The Edible Italian Garden     The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy
The Heritage of Italian Cooking      The Italian American Cookbook
The Italian cooking Encyclopedia      The Italian Mama’s Kitchen
The Italian Pantry       The Maccioni Family Cookbook
The Mezzaluna Cookbook      The New Complete book of Pasta
The Pizza Gourmet     The Renaissance of Italian Cooking
The Seasons of Parmigiano-Reggiano      The Shared Table
The Silver Spoon      The Top One Hundred Italian Rice Dishes
Today’s Italian Touch from Progresso
Tom Valenti’s Soups, Stews, and One Port Meals  
Tony Casillo’s Family Cookbook
Trattoria Cooking      Treasures Italian  
Two Meathballs in the Italian Kitchen
Veneto      Verdure       What’s Cooking Italian


myfirstlife said...

I like the way you present your recipes in such a friendly, folksy way. Nice to have choices and helpful suggestions about ingredients and equipment.

Sylvia said...

i have been looking for a copy of the Italian Catholic Federation Recipe Collection. when was it published and do you know if it is still available? i am interested in a recipe for spit cookies. thanks and your blog.

Pat said...

I have that cookbook for ICF. I was published by the Gilroy Branch 28. California of course. If I find it, I will look for the recipe. I have a lot of books. give me your email and that would be easier.

Pat said...

I found the cookbook published in 2002 by Cookbook Publishers, Inc.

No spit recipe. I am sorry to say. Its a large book, almost 280 pages. I find these on Amazon if I look pretty often. I just do a search and up they come eventually.