If you love flavor-bursting Italian recipes, if you are a cookbook hoarder, or if you love traditional recipes, you’ll go crazy over Mike Isabella’s Crazy Good Italian. FaveHealthyRecipes.com is giving away two (2) free copies of this outrageously gorgeous cookbook. Enter to win this contest beginning November 5, 2012.
If you’re anything like me, you know that not much beats your nonna’s (a.k.a grandmother’s) traditional comfort food recipes. They were and still are some of the best recipes around because so many of them have homemade ingredients and you guessed it … they were made with L-O-V-E. Mike Isabella gets this, and in fact, that’s where so many of his recipes come from.
Whether you know Mike Isabella as the tough-talking Top Chef competitor or as the chef behind hot DC restaurant Graffiato, you’ll now be able to re-create his recipes: one part old-world-inspired Italian, one part old-school Jersey, one part modern Mediterraneanâ€”all parts delicious.
Inspired by the food his Italian-American grandmother prepared, Mike Isabella serves up 200 recipes for everyday meals that appeal to the heart and the appetite, with a modern twist. These â€œsmall platesâ€ versions of Mediterranean classics are food that’s original and accessible, authentic without being fussy.
Isabella shares his secret family recipes, the dishes that made him famous on Top Chef, and signature meals from his restaurant, from Ricotta with Charred Scallion and Harissa to Grandma’s Potato Gnocchi, Chicken Wings with Pepperoni Sauce to Carnival-Style Zeppoles.
Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting out in the kitchen, you’ll taste the pure joy these meals can bring. Delivering lip-smacking food (and talking some smack while he’s at it), Isabella makes Italian fun to cook again.
Enter to win the contest here.