You'll love this book, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to get and they don't take long to make. Foodlovers turn to Italian Greats for information and inspiration. Everything is in here, from the proverbial soup to nuts: Amaretto Cafe (Italian Coffee), Avocado And Parmesan Tortellini, Baby Artichokes and Sausage Rigatoni, Baby Octopus Spiedini With Beet Green Salad, Bacala A La Catalana, Yellow And Striped Beet Salad With Goat Cheese, Robust Italian Stew: Wine-Braised Beef Over Polenta, Simple Chicken Italiano, Tiramisu - Italian Coffee Trifle, Warm Italian Beef and Spinach Salad, Wheat Free Italian Cream Cake ...and much much more! This is a very satisfying book, however I would recommend you eat something before you read this book, or you won't be able to make it through without reaching for a skillet or saucepan! Italian Greats is packed with more information than you could imagine. 100 delicious dishes covering everything, each employing ingredients that should be simple to find and include Italian. This cookbook offers great value and would make a fabulous gift. This book will also give you enough inspiration to experiment with different ingredients since you'll find the extensive index to be extremely helpful. The recipes are superb. Wonderfully easy to put together and you don't have to make or purchase a ton of condiments before you have a chance to play with them. Yummy!!