First Edition of Marcella's Italian Kitchen; Inscribed by Her
Marcella’s Italian Kitchen.
Item Number: 3475
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Jane best wishes and….buen appetito Marcella Hazan.” The recipient is Jane Moulton, who was a food editor for The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1967-1992. She was a member of the American Wine Society and was the editor of its journal until 2008.
"The name Marcella Hazan is synonymous with great Italian cooking. The mere reading of her recipes can stimulate my appetite. Whether they are of a traditional nature or recent interventions, they are all lucidly written and well within the range of the amateur or professional" (Craig Claiborne).