I loved the concept BUT all the recipes are in lbs and oz- it seems to be an American edition yet I bought it in Europe. I have tried a few recipes but didn't really like two of them. The Chestnut and Chocolate Torta tasted neither of chocolate nor of chestnut and the texture reminded me of American cake mix. However, with my calculator to hand I will try more recipes...
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4.0 étoiles sur 5So far so good16 février 2011
Par Joanne - Publié sur Amazon.com
Just rec'd this book, so I have many more recipes to try (and to later report on), but for now, I thought it might be helpful to share what I already do know. The beginning sections of book offer dietary info and more if you care to leaf through and learn from that. Each recipe has nutritional info per serving but w/o fiber info--which if on WW as I am, you need to know. (I noticed on a box of pasta from Italy, the same fiber info is missing--is this an Italian thing?). Almost all recipes have a picture. However, if you are expecting solely low-fat recipes of 5 grams or under, this is not your book. Altho' Gino does lighten a lot of dishes by using low-fat cheeses and such, the fat content is often much higher than you'd expect per serving. To the author's credit, he makes no false claims to that issue. If you carefully read the "Product Description" you will see in sev'l places that it does not claim to be a 'low-fat' book of recipes, nor a book that will make you lose a lot of weight fast. Then there are recipes that ARE low in fat (recipes you may or may not already have in your 'arsenal' of recipes depending on how much of a foodie you are). I made one of those low-fat dishes last night, a side dish that would work as an antipasto which I'd make again--Zucchini ribbons w/cannellini beans in lemon/olive oil vinaigrette, served at room temperature which makes it easy to do ahead. It was delightfully tasty and something different. There is a chocolate cake calling my name that uses chestnut puree (which I found out is naturally fat free and low caloric), an ingredient I never used before--I just ordered that yesterday from Amazon! I have a special occasion in March to indulge in and might make that one soon! UPDATE: I used the chestnut puree for a choc. cake. It was just ok b/c it was dense. It needed a boost of moisture so we added whipped cream on top. So much for a DIET cake!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5An Italian way of life22 mars 2011
Par Bob - Publié sur Amazon.com
A well written book which although listed as a diet book it is as much an introduction to the Italian way of life (at least the eating bit) There are a collection of good tasty Italian recipes, each recipe gives the calorie count for a portion size and also a breakdown of the quantity of fat, saturates, sugars and salt in each portion. The principle in this book is based on two diet plans one for women (1500 calories) and one for men (2000 calories)These plans are broken down into the number of calories per meal (Breakfast 250 calories, Lunch 450 calories, Dinner 600 calories plus an allowance of 200 calories for alcohol and milk; Woman's plan). A complete menu is given for one week with full instructions as to how to make each meal, it is suggested that this plan is used for 2 weeks and after that the reader should create similar plans using the other recipes in the book. It does emphasise that the Italians eat smallish portions and do not usually snack between meals. Each recipe has a preamble telling something about the reason for the choice and often hints for example there is a hint never to cook with buffalo mozzarella but use cow's mozzarella as the buffalo one make the dish very watery by releasing too much milk but should be used uncooked in salads etc. All of the recipes are fully explained with none of the chef type terms that could confuse a novice cook. The only criticism is that the recipes are for 2, 4, 6 or even 8 people it would have been better if this had been consistent.
4.0 étoiles sur 5The Italian Diet9 juin 2014
Par Reagram - Publié sur Amazon.com
I love the book. He explains everything well, the recipes use clean, fresh, healthy ingredients and are uncomplicated to make.
5.0 étoiles sur 5Great!11 janvier 2014
Par shaz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Have already tried 4 recipes and all were complete and easy to prepare. Not to mention delicious! Not too many ingredients and all readily available. Calorie counts very helpful. Just wish there were more main dishes!
5.0 étoiles sur 5Delicious!2 octobre 2013
Par A. Rochester - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is Gino D' Acampo's third cookbook. Fantastico was first and Buonissimo was second. Both books were best sellers and award winners. This one is great. The book has information about healthy foods. The recipes are fantastico, so original. The products Gino uses and his combination of ingredients are new to me. He is a talented chef. D'Acampo has excelled in other fields. He is a TV personality and designs equipment and packaged foods. He is famous in UK and Italy. I have cooked and have marked nearly every recipe in this book. If all are as good as the first few I may open an Italian restaurant. One really delicious combination is a salad of shrimp, lima beans, chick peas, and garlic marinated in lots of lime and olive oil. Sooo good.