Friday, January 18, 2013

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss Cookbook Review

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up, introduces 100 of Buddy’s delicious, essential Italian-American recipes from his grandmother’s secret dishes to his personal specialties he makes for his own children with signature touches that make everyday meals into memorable family events. Buddy says, "Food is love, and my favorite family moments involve meals just like the ones I'm sharing here.”

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss will allow anyone to become the boss of their own kitchen even novice cooks will be able to whip up a tasty and complete meal, from appetizers like stuffed artichokes to satisfying, signature entrees like Grandma Madeline’s Sausage Lasagna or a classic potato gnocchi, family-style. And of course there will be Buddy’s famous “Sunday Gravy” recipe that he’s justifiably proud of (aka tomato sauce) and some brand-new desserts, including an easy chocolate mousse perfect for bringing to parties.

With tips passed down through generations to make Italian favorites even more delicious, along with clear techniques and step-by-step color photos, COOKING ITALIAN WITH THE CAKE BOSS shows that this Cake Boss knows how to bring families together through food. And as he’s working with you on these delicious recipes, he’s telling more stories about himself and his clan’s memorable moments in the kitchen, making you feel like part of the famiglia.

About the Author 
 Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Cake Boss and Baking with the Cake Boss, and star of the hit TLC series, Cake Boss and Next Great Baker. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Potato Gnocchi and Mushroom Sauce

We've all probably watched his show Cake Boss, along with his family being on the show, make you feel like you're there with them. Well now you can eat like them too with this cookbook. He's got Appetizers like Bruschetta, Stuffed Mushrooms and Fried Calamari, Salads like Panzanella and Seafood Salad. Pizzas, breads and sandwiches. Soups, pastas and risottos to main courses like Seafood Fra Diavolo, Osso Buco and Steak Pizzaiola and don't forget Desserts of all sorts! This book is full of photos, recipes, tips and more.

I made his Pizza Sauce & Pizza Margherita on a gluten free crust for a review. This sauce is quite easy, and has a bright flavor to it. I added some fresh mozzarella and basil from my garden for a wonderful lunch.

Pizza sauce ready for use

Pizza Sauce & Pizza Margherita, on a gluten free crust

*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss . The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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