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Autentico, Cooking Italian the Authentic Way

Autentico, Cooking Italian the Authentic Way

Rolando Beramedi, author of Autentico, is also the founder of Manicaretti, a San Francisco-based company that imports high-quality Italian products. Beramedi has a true passion for excellent ingredients, and in Autentico, he conveys the idea of simplicity in cooking to highlight the best produce and products. There’s no need to overcomplicate cooking when you start with the best ingredients you can find.

“I cook food in its most authentic form,” Beramedi explains in the book. “I cook to break preconceived notions of what food should be — no overcrowded plates, no recipes with too many disparate ingredients, no need for a lot of equipment. I make no-fuss food for my guests and myself that nourishes both our hearts and our stomachs.”

Autentico is an Italian cookbook that contains more than just 120 delicious recipes — it also conveys a very Italian philosophy: “It is what it is… and that’s how it will be.” A truly authentic approach to cooking that should be part of everyday life.

Beramedi splits him time between New York, San Francisco, and his home in Florence.

Some of the recipes featured in Autentico include:

Zuppa di Farro

Arista di Maiale al Forno

Pistacchio Gelato With Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel

A Pizza Without Crust

Spaghetti With Zucchini and Pecorino Romano

Cipolline in Agrodolce

To purchase Autentico, click here.

The Daily Meal: What is your philosophy of cooking (and/or eating)?
Rolando Beramedi: To eat as authentically as I can — by that I mean that the ingredients, the preparation of the dish, and the way I serve it and eat it is consistent with the traditional way I was taught the recipe by the food producers and chef-friends in Italy who have taught me everything I know.

After 30 years of working in the Italian food and wine sector, I have mastered the Italian way of cooking very well. I like to keep the dishes very simple, with seasonal high-quality ingredients and no extraneous ingredients. My approach is Less is More! I serve what many people would consider small portions, but the food is very satisfying and makes you want to eat the dish again!

How did it inspire the recipes you chose to include in this book?

When I was working on the recipes to include in Autentico, I wanted to include recipes that showcased a cooking approach, rather than just focusing on the ingredients.

I believe that it's the cooking method as well as the ingredients available which help you decide what to cook. So I have included recipes which allow the reader to learn the basics of the Italian culinary approach to food — that highlight the simplicity of the recipes and the quality of the ingredients to create a simple satisfying dish.

What is your favorite recipe in the book and why?

This is a difficult question because I love them all, but if I have to choose a few, for savory, they would be the farro soup (or zuppa di farro) with colatura (anchovy essence) and oregano, the spaghetti with zucchini and pecorino romano or spaghetti alla Nicolina, and the oven-roasted pork. And lastly, my favorite sweet is the pistacchio gelato with olive oil and fleur de sel.

What are some of the foods you can’t live without?

Good extra virgin olive oil is like my blood! I generally have more than five or seven bottles — and many times nine or 10 different bottles — of extra virgin olive oil open at the same time, because depending on the dish, I chose among them for their flavor and type, such as a mild or medium or robust. It's so essential to my cooking, as the higher the quality the oil, the better tasting the food. I also love to have spaghetti once a week, and rice from Piemonte which I use in a variety of dishes.

Would you rather dine out or cook at home?

Cook at home, unless I am going to my favorite restaurants or exotic ones where I eat food I don't make at home. I rarely go to Italian restaurants in the USA.

What is your favorite go-to meal or drink?

Spaghetti alla carbonara or spaghetti cacio e pepe (both in the book), usually for Saturday lunch, with a bottle of nice Chianti classico.

How do you hope readers will use this book, what do you hope they take away?

I hope that readers will cook these dishes over and over again, so that eventually these cooking techniques will become so much a part of them that they can learn to improvise while preparing the recipes. Because there is a wide array of methods in the book, the reader will become a better Italian cook through having mastered some of the most important cooking techniques that form the basis of Italian cooking.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Yes, that by improving the quality of the ingredients you buy, such as good extra virgin olive oil and pasta, starting to use a high-quality dry pasta, you will improve the flavors of your food, and your mood will be much happier. Making these recipes is also fun, and you can learn them super-quickly and then start to create your own interpretations of them. It's that simple!


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


Book Review – Autentico by Rolando Beramendi


I collect cookbooks, especially Italian cookbooks, and I honestly have lost count of how many Italian cookbooks I now have written both in Italian and English. I read cookbooks like other folks read novels, and when I receive a new cookbook in the mail, it will sit on my coffee table for at least a week as I read, reread, and then decide which recipes I want to try out in my kitchen. Of course, out of the hundreds of cookbooks on my shelves, I have a handful of favorite Italian cookbooks that I seem to turn to often for inspiration. When Autentico arrived, and I started to browse through it, I knew instantly that it would be on my shelf of favorites. Being an Italian food lover, nothing inspires me more than someone also passionate about Italian cuisine, which is experienced on every page of this cookbook. If you love Italian cuisine, want to learn more about Italian food, or merely enjoy rustic, delicious recipes, than I can highly recommend this book!

I usually sit with a package of post-it type of book markers to mark all the recipes I want to try from each book as I read through it. When Autentico arrived in the mail, I was excited to delve into it and got out my package of post-it markers to keep track of interesting recipes, but I soon realized that the markers were going to be useless to me as I was marking page after page of amazing sounding recipes to try. The recipes in Autentico are rustic, simple Italian recipes, made with seasonal ingredients. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, and are the kind of Italian recipes I have grown to embrace over the years. This cookbook is also interesting to read, as Mr. Beramendi takes you on a journey throughout Italy with dishes originating from many different regions. The chapters on ingredients are very in depth, and explain precisely what ingredients every good Italian cook should have in their pantry and what to look for when buying them. This makes a lot of sense since Mr. Beramendi has traveled Italy sourcing out the very best ingredients for his company.

Table of Contents

There is an introduction by Ina Garten who states that Rolando Beramendi exudes enthusiasm, and his passion for food is truly seen on every page of this cookbook. Mr. Beramendi also explains how his palette for the best Italian ingredients developed and how he collected these recipes through his travels across Italy. The chapters are categorized into easy to follow sections including

The Pantry
Ready To Use
To Begin With
Now, For A First Course
As A Main Course
To Accompany
To Finish

The recipes are well organized and easy to follow, and many recipes have a story which is something I love to read. For me, nothing makes a recipe more real than to learn where it originated from. The ingredients are for the most part common ingredients available to everyone and are clearly listed at the left of each recipe. Instructions are divided into paragraphs and follow an orderly progression and are written concisely. The photos in Autentico accompany almost every recipe and are truly drool-worthy.

Samples of unique, inspiring recipes include:

Tuscan Ragu, My Way
Pizza Without A Crust
Fennel Braised In Chianti
Fregola Sarda with Shrimp, Peas, and Asparagus
Neapolitan Meat and Mashed Potato Pie
Fish Stew From Abruzzo
Peached in Chianti with Black Pepper and Basil
Panettone Bread Pudding

Tested Recipes

Stewed Sweet Red Peppers (Peperonata)
I love sweet bell peppers and use them often in my cooking. This recipe is similar to my Sweet & Sour Peppers but I wanted to give it a try. The recipe was easy to follow and turned out delicious, and we enjoyed it as a starter with some creamy goat cheese and crusty Italian bread. These peppers are addictive though, so if cooking for a bunch of people, you’ll want to double the recipe!

Mixed Winter Greens and Beans (Misticanza Abruzzese)
This type of dish is the kind my husband loves, and we enjoyed it as a main course one evening with a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It is rustic Italian cooking at its finest, and one I’ll often be making in the future.

The Greenest Pasta
As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it for my husband who loves greens so much he could eat them daily. It includes a variety of greens mixed with pasta and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan cheese. If you love greens as much as we do, this recipe is a must to try. Hearty, robust flavors made of ingredients to nourish the body!

Autentico: Cooking Italian The Authentic Way
Author: Rolando Beramendi
Hardcover: 361 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-12497-5


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