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Real Mamas of Italy and Mandolines



Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy —

All Under 350 Calories

by Rocco DiSpirito

Grand Central Life & Style, $26.99


Who among us doesn’t love Italian food? And who makes the best? Mama, of course. Now Rocco DiSpirito has created the third in his best selling Now Eat This! series with Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy — All Under 350 Calories. The recipes are healthy, with reduced fat and calorie iterations of classic Italian dishes that he developed while visiting mamas throughout Italy. Stunning images accompany the dishes of panzanella, pasta e fagoli, whole wheat pizza, saltimbocca and, of course, his mama’s spaghetti and meatballs.




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