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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Babbo Cookbook by Mario Batali. Diners in this converted town house have come to expect innovative flavors and artful presentations that make the most of seasonal, local, and artisanal ingredients–all with a s Some of the most inspired and acclaimed Italian food in the country is served at Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Mario Batali’s flagship restaurant in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village.

Diners in this converted town house have come to expect innovative flavors and artful presentations that cooibook the most of babo, local, and artisanal ingredients–all with a sensibility that is distinctly Italian.

Now home cooks can re-create these showstopping dishes, just as they are served at the restaurant, to win raves of their bbabbo. The Babbo Cookbook is Mario’s biggest yet, filled with recipes that have redefined contemporary Italian cooking. Here for the first time he shares such signature dishes as Mint Love Letters with Spicy Lamb Sausage and Beef Cheek Ravioli, all showcasing his unparalleled ability to reinterpret the Italian culinary tradition in a completely original way.

Recipes for dozens of Babbo’s renowned antipasti, babb based on fresh seasonal produce, are followed by an alluring collection of pastas; fish, fowl, and meat entrees; and a selection of Babbo’s irresistible dessert offerings.

Even classic recipes like Bollito Misto and Pappardelle Bolognese come alive again in bright new renditions that delight the palate.

Also included are notes on the unique touches that make a meal at Babbo such a singular dining experience, from suggestions on wine service to recipes for -predesserts- that smooth the transition from savory to sweet–all representing the distinctive brand of Italian hospitality that has become the Batali trademark. The Babbo Cookbook babbi that rarity in the world of restaurant cookbooks: Hardcoverpages.

Published April 30th by Clarkson Potter Publishers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Babbo Cookbookplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 03, Valerie rated it liked it Shelves: I got really excited to make some good Bolognese sauce, so I requested The Babbo Cookbpok from the library. I did make an excellent Bolognese from it recipe posted here that I will make again.

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But as far as the rest of the recipes go, I found most of them to be pretty inaccessible to home cooks due to either exotic ingredients or the incredible amounts of preparation time required.


In all fairness, the recipes that a restaurant kitchen uses are often difficult to translate to ones that can be prepared at home – when a restaurant is cooking in large quantities over extremely high heat, it’s difficult to reduce the ingredients to typical home serving sizes that are then prepared on a stovetop.

But the cookbook does present itself as allowing home chefs to recreate Babbo’s dishes. In order to do that, you’d need to make your own pasta, and then gather such ingredients as duck eggs, baby octopus, and a pig’s head. Yes, you read that correctly – if you want to make Warm Testa, you need to get a pig’s head. But you only need half, so you could probably just give the other half to a friend.

There were a few recipes that made the book worth getting – the aforementioned Bolognese, an Osso Bucco, an Olive Oil and Fresh Rosemary Cake – as well as some that could be changed to be easier for the home chef with a little time and thought as to adjustments you could make to the recipes on your own.

But I’d suggest getting this book from the library before purchasing it. To me it seemed like more of a novelty cookbook that would make you want to eat at Babbo rather than attempt the recipes at home. Jan 03, Candace rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 24, Joyce rated it liked it Shelves: I’m actually somewhat put off by this cookbook simply because the recipes are such that you can’t just whip them up after work.

Rather, these recipes require a trip to the market first and a search for hard to find ingredients. Having said that, the recipes and photos look divine. I tried the Bolognese sauce, but was disappointed. It was good, but had higher expectation.

So my rating has come down a notch. Jul 31, Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it. I love the shrimp, clams and galric recipe–one of the shrimps I make all the time–great flavor, super easy, can be done at the last minute so your guests aren’t sitting alone too long–but there is alot about this cookbook that is not accessible to the week night cook. Nov 17, Rachel rated it liked it. I really enjoy this cookbook but its fatal flaw is there are some poorly written recipes.

I suggest reading, then re-reading before executing anything in this book.

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One of my favorite things to cook in this book is the butternut babno orzo. Wonderful and seasonal dish. Apr 21, Bobsie67 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apaprently, Mario leaves out the “secret touches” that make his dishes soar at Babbo; nevertheless, the book is beautiful and msot of the recipes appear very doable.

Besides, its an easy way to relive a dinner at Babbo without paying the price. Jan 15, Amy Morrison rated it liked it. There were lots of yummy sounding recipes in this book, but I felt like most of them would be a little harder for the average home cook.


Still was a great read! Mar 07, Kelly Dunham rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book.

We have enjoyed everything we have tried. Feb 29, Hallie rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this was going to be celebrity crap, but so not. Rosemary pound cake with lemon syrup that is simple and really good and travels well. Jul 24, Theresa rated it liked it Shelves: The Babbo Cookbook Batali, Mario many well made Italian recipes written to allow you to experience them at home. Jul 11, Anonymous rated it really liked it.

I want to make the Guanciale cured pork jowlDuck Bresaola cured duck breast and All’Amatriciana pasta! Feb 21, Johanna rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 04, Pixie rated it it was amazing. I love all of Batali’s cookbooks. This one is probably at the top of the heap. Aug 25, Russell rated it really liked it. Nov 13, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 17, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: I focused all of my energies on the dessert section of this book.

Jul 10, jennifer added it Shelves: Jan 16, Cathy Lewis rated it it was amazing. May 22, Marian rated it it was ok Shelves: Time consuming, expensive and artsy ingredeients combined with a pompous tone. I’d rather not cook with your book.

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Winner of numerous awards for his restaurants, Mario himself is the recipient of the James Beard All-Clad Outstanding Chef Award, the most prestigious cooking honor there is.

Like many guys his age, Mario first discovered the thrill of stock car racing watching the ebullient Chris Economaki, in his Martian-style headphones, reporting live from the pit area at Daytona. Mario has been a more active racing fan these last few years, hosting prerace dinners at the track for the drivers. He also enjoys prowling the infield to check out what die-hard racing fans like to cook on their grills, looking to pick up some down-home grilling tips.

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