My Italian Kitchen Favorite Family Recipes from the Winner of MasterChef Season 4 on FOX
My Italian Kitchen
Favorite Family Recipes from the Winner of MasterChef Season 4 on FOX
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Price: $24.95
  • Trim Size: 7 58 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-61769-103-4
  • EAN: 9781617691034
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: 50 4-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US and Canada
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Most of my family memories revolve around food, especially family holidays, and everyone knows how important food and wine are in Italian culture. Here are the recipes passed down from my nonnas (grandmothers) that reflect the warm, rustic flavors of Friuli, Italy: rich frico, risotto, and savory polenta. I also love the lighter bites, perfect with a glass of wine: crostini with ricotta and honey, or a tramezzini, the Italian version of English high-tea sandwiches. And I didn’t forget the sweets—from the tiramisu I made with my mother when I was eight years old to the famous basil panna cotta I made to help win me the title of MasterChef.
I love to teach, and I’ll show you the fundamentals of fantastic Italian food, including homemade stock (I swear, it’s easy), pasta from scratch, and more. My Italian Kitchen is packed with the food that I love and that you and your family will love too. (Plus I’ll tell you some good behind-the-scenes stories from Season 4 of MasterChef!)
Grazie! And welcome to my kitchen.


“Luca comes from a long line of great Italian home cooks … his inspiring family recipes are featured here in this fantastic book.”
CHEF GORDON RAMSAY, MasterChef judge
“Luca is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last … it is with great pride that I introduce My Italian Kitchen, the first of what I hope will be many inspiring culinary contributions to come.”
JOE BASTIANICH, restaurateur and MasterChef judge
“Get great Italian recipes from Luca Manfè’s My Italian Kitchen.
“Manfè draws heavily on his family’s Italian roots in Friuli-Venezia Giulia to offer dishes that are varied, flavorful and true to the region.”
Sauce Magazine

About the author

Luca Manfé is the Season 4 winner of MasterChef. Originally from Friuli, Italy, he currently lives in New York.