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Jun 22, 2011 05:17 PM

July 2011 Cookbooks of the Month: MOLTO GUSTO and ITALIAN GRILL

The votes are in, and the majority has spoken for Mario Batali and his books MOLTO GUSTO and ITALIAN GRILL.

Please use this thread for general discussion of the books and their recipes, and feel free to share any relevant links you've discovered. I'll be posting specific threads for the books come July 1.

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  1. I've ordered a copy of MOLTO GUSTO from the library. I don't grill, so that'll be it for me, Mario-wise.

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    1. re: Jay F

      Thanks Caitlin. FYI, you wrote July 2010 in your caption, not 2011. Don't know if it is too late for you to change the heading.

      I bought ITALIAN GRILL and I am getting a copy of MOLTO GUSTO from the library. Can't wait!

      1. re: dkennedy

        D'oh! Thank you for pointing that out so promptly, dkennedy; edit window still open, I have corrected it. You say we're halfway through the year? I appear to be in denial.

    2. Very happy about this result. Me and my new Big Green Egg will be firing it up on the grilling book. The Molto Gusto book is a good complement to it. Very vegetable oriented, and a lot of pretty easy, weeknight stuff.

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      1. re: MelMM

        We just got a new Lynx BBQ as well. Looking forward to attempting to use it on a daily basis over the next month (except during our holiday in snowy Mammoth). I can't wait to get my hands on the books!

        1. re: dkennedy

          We have a Lynx and it's very good. Of course, we also have a BBQ pit and a charcoal grill (our yard looks like a showroom), but the Lynx gets the most use.

          1. re: roxlet

            Boy Roxlet, I want to be invited over to your house for a BBQ! Our backyard is so tiny we barely have room for the Lynx, two adirondack chairs and a few plants. But I'm not complaining, the Lynx has really exceeded our expectations so far.

          1. Minuteman system has plenty of copies of both books, and they have been ordered. I have never seen either book and am strangely optimistic. I have always enjoyed Batali's approach to food. Why should these books be different?