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Cookbook of the Month for November 2013: Marcella Hazan Month

In November, we will dedicate the month to Marcella Hazan’s collection of cookbooks including THE ESSENTIALS OF CLASSIC ITALIAN COOKING, a revision and compilation of her first two books, The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking (and please feel free to cook from either of these if you have them), MARCELLA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN, MARCELLA CUCINA, and MARCELLA SAYS…ITALIAN COOKING WISDOM FROM THE LEGENDARY TEACHER’S MASTER CLASSES WITH 120 OF HER IRRESISTIBLE NEW RECIPES.

Because The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking has already been a Cookbook of the Month, we will have links in the November thread for that book that will tie back to the September 2006 threads. On November 1st I will also be adding new threads for the other books, but until then you can use this announcement thread for general discussion about the books.

The voting thread that got us here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920400

The nomination thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919575

A general explanation of Cookbook of the Month, and a list of past books:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

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    1. Thanks Sal. This is a fitting memorial to the Grand Lady of Northern Italian cuisine.

      1. I've never cooked anything from Marcella so I'm quite excited.

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        1. re: delys77

          Nor have I. I picked up "The Essentials..." and "The Classic..." from my library today. Looking forward to cooking with others in this manner; my first time participating in COTM.

          1. re: foodcompletesme

            Welcome Foodcompletesme, it's always great to have new people. I'm sure you will love it.

        2. This will give me the opportunity to finally try her famous tomato sauce. I have "Hazan Family Favorites" written by her son, and that recipe is included there. I'll have to read through it again because there's other classic Marcella recipes too in there I think.

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          1. re: juliejulez

            I've heard mention of this sauce before, and have tomatoes ready to be used. I'm not sure what recipe is being referred to. I have "The Classic Italian Cookbook" and the followup, "More Classic Italian Cooking". Where can I find this recipe? Thanks for any info.

          2. I love that you all have decided to do this for COTM. So fitting. I really hope to participate.