Cooking Southern Italian
PC | New York, NY | 01/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is more of a travelogue than a "how to cook it" presentation. The recipies are presented in a quick, generalized fashion with the moderator mispronouncing common Italian phrases. The types of dishes chosen are authentic and prepared by local chefs. The video redeems itself by visiting the colorful market places of Naples and Palermo and all the beautiful locales of southern Italy and Sicily."
Entertaining movie for those who love to cook
Kathleen Lisson, CSW | Albany, NY | 02/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cooking Italian: The Cuisine of Southern Italy and the Islands is a wonderful movie for those who enjoy cooking.
Complemented by a dash of sightseeing and local history, this movie concentrates on showing Italians cooking traditional regional recipes in their own kitchens and notable chefs preparing spectacular dishes at highly regarded Italian restaurants.
Areas covered include Perugia, Lazio, Rome, Naples, the Amalfi coast and Sicily. Dishes prepared include focaccia, risotto, spaghetti carbonara, saltinbocca and pizza.
An enjoyable experience for avid chefs, food lovers and those interested in a unique view of Italian culture, watching Cooking Italian is the perfect way to get inspired to cook your next Italian meal."
Good, but could be better
J. Roselli | nj usa | 07/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was an interesting DVD and was nice to watch for the topic and information. I liked the tour through Italy and the Food of course, but the narration leaves much to be desired. She not only is anot able to pronounce the Italian words properly but her voice drones on almost to the point you don't want to watch the rest od the movie. Overall it is interesting and visualy beautiful. Get it for the food and pictures."