'Urban Italian' on Serious Eats

Last Week's Contest Winners

Cook the Book: Urban Italian: SSG Snuffy, tgrabler, wmoss, shoneyjoe, MeganCochran. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered!... More

Cook the Book: 'Urban Italian'

For the first time in his life, chef Andrew Carmellini found himself cooking at home every night in his three-by-nine-foot kitchen. Instead of an army of sous chefs and dishwashers, it was just him and his food-writer wife, Gwen Hyman. Carmellini has worked at establishments like Lespinasse, Cafe Boulud, and, most recent, A Voce. Faced with doing his own prep work and grocery shopping and equipped with the standard New York–sized kitchen, Carmellini found himself cooking Italian with an urban twist. And so, Urban Italian: Simple Recipes and True Stories From a Life in Food was born. This book is basically the story of my life. Well, minus the part where I'm a respected professional chef. But I, too, am... More

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