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Take family to Italy with ‘Super Tuscan’
November 16, 2017

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New York Times bestselling authors and cohosts of Cooking Channel's "Extra Virgin" Gabrielle Corcos and Debi Mazar return with a new cookbook, "Super Tuscan" (Touchstone, $35.) Bringing heritage recipes from their home to home cooks,' Mazar, the film and television actress, and her husband, the chef-owner of Tuscan Gun, have simple, rustic Italian dishes that will appeal to many.

Antipasti has starters to choose from like Oven-Barbecued Chicken Wings, Bruschetta with Mushrooms and Fontina and Crostini with Artichoke Tapenade.

Soups have Velvety Mushroom Soup and Carrot and Garbanzo Bean Soup.

Salads have dishes like Fennel and Apple Slaw and Crab and Avocado Salad.

Breakfast starts the day off right with Eggs in?Tomato Sauce and Lemon Rosemary Muffins.

Pasta and Risotto has dishes such as Spaghetti with Sardines and Bread Crumbs and Radicchio Risotto.

Seafood dishes include Sea Bass with Sicilian Cherry Tomato Sauce and Salmon with Salsa Verde.

Meat dishes offer up Barolo Pot Roast and Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary.

Poultry dishes include Crispy Chicken-Strips with Spicy Pesto Dip and Pancetta-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Herbs.

Vegetables and Grains have side dishes such as Pan-Roasted Green Beans and Potato Croquettes.

Things end sweetly with Desserts like Italian Carrot Cake and Crunchy Almond Cookie-Cake.

I explored both breakfast and main dishes from the book. I made Pancakes with Mixed Berry-Honey Sauce . The sauce was easy to make, with berries and honey cooked together. The pancakes were a basic mix along with yogurt in them, which added to the flavor.

Another night I made the Chicken Saltimbocca, which was chicken breasts cooked in the pan with prociutto and sage. I thought the addition of those flavors made the chicken really good and juicy, and it was easy to make!

There were plenty of recipes that would appeal to even the picky eaters in the family and the instructions are simple and easy to follow.

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