Continuing the highly acclaimed cookbook series, Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian explores the world's most popular and beloved cuisine. Authentic Italian food is inspired by local traditions and relies on the freshest of ingredients. It's real food--unpretentious and casual--the ultimate in home-cooking. The renowned culinary experts at Saveur go straight to the source with recipes for perfectly prepared pasta and risotto, hearty meat and game, and irresistibly delicious desserts. Each colorful page is an invitation: share a seafood feast with a Venetian fishmonger, take a private lasagna-making lesson in Bologna, or discover the secrets for pesto buono in Genoa. Featuring award-winning writing, hundreds of stunning color photographs, and more than 120 recipes, Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian is a timeless celebration of the world's best-loved cuisine.