Lidia Bastianich’s Featured Book

Lidia’s a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl: Simple Recipes for Perfect Meals

Lidia Bastianich – “doyenne of Italian cooking” (Chicago Times) – makes Italian cooking easy for everyone with this new, beautifully designed, easy-to-use cookbook featuring her favorite recipes for flavorful, no-fuss Italian food that uses just one pot or pan (or two!). Here are more than 100 homey, simple-to-prepare recipes that require fewer steps and fewer ingredients without sacrificing any of their flavor.

These are just a few of the delectable dishes that fill this essential book of recipes, the companion cookbook to the upcoming public television series Lidia’s Kitchen: Home Cooking:

  • Spinach, Bread, and Ricotta Frittata
  • One-Pan Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Roasted Squash and Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Almonds
  • Penne with Cauliflower and Green Olive Pesto
  • Balsamic Chicken Stir-Fry
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Braised Calamari with Olives and Peppers
  • Beer-Braised Beef Short Ribs
  • Apple Cranberry Crumble

Some of them are old favorites, others are Lidia’s new creations, but every one represents Italian food at its most essential – guaranteed to transport home cooks to Italy with a minimum of fuss and muss. 

Buy the Book:
The Cookbook Co. Cooks (Calgary) | Calgary Public Library

Lidia Bastianich’s Other Book

Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

From the beloved and bestselling ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America, the ultimate master class: the beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking – everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus 400 delectable recipes. 

Teaching has always been Lidia’s passion and in this magnificent book she gives us the full benefit of that passion, and of her deep and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create delicious Italian meals. Readers will learn all the techniques needed to master Italian cooking; and the full range of common ingredients – meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, grains, spices and condiments – and how to buy, store, clean, and cook with them. The 400 recipes run the full gamut from classics like Risotto alla Milanese and Tagliatelle with Wild Mushroom Sauce to Lidia’s always-satisfying originals like Bread and Prune Gnocchi and Beet Ravioli. She gives us a comprehensive guide to the tools every kitchen needs to produce the best results. And she has even included a glossary of cuisine-related words and phrases that will prove indispensable for traveling in Italy and dining there. There is no other book like this one – it is the one book on Italian cuisine that every cook and every kitchen will need.

Buy the Book:
Indigo | Calgary Public Library