A former co-worker once said that a really good cookbook rises to the level of art. If you believe that, you’ll want a copy of Venezia (Andrews McMeel, $34.99), by Tessa Kiros, on your shelf. I know Julia Child and French cooking are all the rage right now, but let’s not forget about Italian food! Venezia presents Venetian fare in a way that will make you want to start cooking immediately—or to book a flight to Venice. Either way, you’re a winner. You could even put this book on your coffee table; there are plenty of gorgeous photos of Venice to look at. So go ahead, open Venezia and take yourself away (gastronomically, photographically) to beautiful Venice.
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