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Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites: Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites: Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen

by Mary Ann Esposito

Book Reviews

"Immediately appealing, Esposito's warm tone echoes throughout the book, offering quick trips down memory lane. At a time when most families are tightening their belts, an array of effortless, five-ingredient recipes is most welcome, especially since most are to be served family style."
--Publisher's Weekly

Online Reviews

"The fact that each recipe is limited to five simple ingredients convinced me that I could afford to shop for the ingredients, and that the preparation time would not require that I sacrifice precious time needed for other pursuits."
--Between the Lines and More

"This is definitely a great gift for a bridal shower gift, Christmas gift, or an addition to your own cookbook collection. A great everyday book!"

"There is such a good variety of dishes in this book that a family will never be bored eating Italian food. I know that I can't wait to try more recipes from this book and use it as a guide for entertaining."
--The Book Tree

"I liked the idea of quick and delicious Italian recipes using only 5 ingredients. What is better than coming home after work and being able to make dinner with only 5 ingredients?"
--Chocolate and Croissants

"Ciao Italia Five Ingredient Favorites features more gourmet dishes and flavors. Coming from an Italian kitchen all my life these are true authentic Italian meals."
--One 2 Try

"If you already love to cook, or think that learning more about cooking would be a great opportunity to do a little something just for you, this book is a great way purchase, well worth its cost." 

"The recipes are very well written with step by step instructions so that even a novice cook should be able to follow them without a problem.  The recipes are mouthwatering and will leave you feeling as though you've splurged at a fancy Italian restaurant without leaving your own home."
--Confessions of an Overworked Mom 

"This book is perfect for those of you who love to cook and want a change in what they eat. While I am not Italian this book 'Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites: Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen' by Mary Ann Esposito is well written and has a lot of easy recipes to complete."
--Mom Who Loves Reviews

"While reading this book, I was happy to see that the cooking methods are straightforward and attainable for cooks of all experience levels . . . The recipes in this book are fabulous, and right off the bat I noted at least one-third of them that I want to make."
--Thought 4 Food

"I love cookbooks and this one is proudly sitting in my kitchen right now after recently cooking a delicious recipe from it, one that my family loved and will be a regular on our menu . . . I recommend this tasty recipe book be on everyone's kitchen shelf."
--The Dirty Shirt

"Good Cooking likes this book and highly recommends it for easily bringing Italian cooking to your table. Ciao Italia -- Molto Bene!"
--Good Cooking 

"Her new book draws on the Italian culinary tradition of simplicity. Her recipes are quick, easy, and economical without sacrificing any flavor!"
--Proud Italian Cook 

"For those of us who love the notion of spending hours in the kitchen, slowly combining a million ingredients and using every pot we own, but, unfortunately often don't have the time or energy . . . Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites: Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen is the book for us."
--Cookbooks 4 Every Kitchen