"Antipasti: Fabulous Appetizers and Small Plates" by Joyce Goldstein. Offering a range of recipes from the complex to the "shop & serve", this tasty little book will have you at the market for soft cheeses and crusty artisan breads in no time!
"Marcella Says..." by Marcella Hazan. A longtime culinary teacher, Marcella Hazan brings her warm teaching style to this cookbook, offering tips on technique and selecting foods in the market in addition to 100 recipes.
"Lidia's Family Table" by Lidia Bastianich. This is NOT one of those cookbooks filled with out-of-reach gourmet recipes you'll never make. Simple, hearty Italian dishes with lots of fun variations are offered in "Lidia's Family Table".
"Ciao Italia Pronto: 30-Minute Recipes from an Italian Kitchen" by Mary Ann Esposito. If you're like us, you're hungry by the time you get home from work! This book is packed with recipes to get dinner on the table in a jiffy.
Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up by Buddy Valastro. The star of TLC's Cake Boss isn't just a master baker - he can also cook like nobody's business! With 100 beloved Italian recipes and a bunch of Valastro family stories, you're sure to find something to please your own family.