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Best Italian Cookbooks

Live longer by choosing a Mediterranean diet from this best Italian cookbook collection.

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The Mediterranean diet is based on an overall way of eating. But generally speaking you will find that if you increase your intake of olive oil by using it whenever you cook, you will be using one of the most effective ingredients consumed by people in the Mediterranean region.

The cookbooks below are chosen generally from those related to cooking in northern Italy.

That is because they are more olive oil based rather than tomato-based.

If you have a recommendation for a recipe or a recommendation for a cookbook, please contact us.


The first cookbook is entitled the Mediterranean diet. It is probably our top choice because it is strictly focused on providing you a collection of recipes that will put you on a path to healthy eating and healthy living.

The second cookbook is written by one of the most famous Italian chefs in the world it is a fantastic piece of work and recommend it highly.



The Mediterranean Diet  

Antonio Carluccios Simple Cooking  

The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food

The Italian Farmer's Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy

Lidia's Italian Table: More Than 200 Recipes From The First Lady Of Italian Cooking

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We recommend stongly that you use olive oil in your cooking. And do use a good olive oil. If nothing else, it tastes better in dressings.

We do hope that these Italian cookbooks are to your liking.


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