In her love letter to cooking-and eating-Italian style, TV food personality Nigella Lawson presents more than 100 quick-and-easy recipes that elevate weeknight meals into tempting feasts. With beautiful and inspiring color photographs throughout, Nigella's recipes celebrate everything that makes traditional Italian cooking so satisfying - impeccably fresh ingredients cooked using straightforward cooking methods. From pasta, to meat and fish, to vegetables, and, of course, dolci, this book has something for every mood, season, and occasion. Recipes include Curly-Edged Pasta with Lamb Ragu; Spaghettini with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs; Meatzza, a meatball mixture pressed into a pan and finished with traditional pizza ingredients; Green Beans with Pistachio Pesto; and many more. For those with a sweet tooth, desserts include Instant Chocolate-Orange Mousse; doughnut-like Sambuca Kisses; and One-Step Coffee Ice Cream, to name just a few. Nigella also gives tips and tricks for making the most of your time in the kitchen and shows how to stock your pantry sensibly for spontaneous meals that taste boldly Italian. Hardcover, 288 pages.