Big Mamma Italian Recipes in 30 Minutes

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Pub Date Apr 09 2024 | Archive Date Mar 29 2024

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Big Mamma is two Frenchmen and over a thousand Italians – who run a group of crazy trattorias serving authentic Italian food, with wildly popular restaurants in London, Paris and beyond.
The pages of their first 30-minute cookbook are packed full of 100 delicious recipes, as well as incredible tips, tricks and anecdotes from the Italian team to make you a forno star.

So whether you have friends arriving unexpectedly, or the famiglia descending en masse for the holidays, the Big Mamma squadra is here to help with tons of Italian recipes from Breaded ‘Burratina Turner’ Burrata to Hot Spaghetti All'Arrabbiata, Focaccia Alla Parmigiana to Tartufini Al Limoncello.

So relax, breathe, open some wine and turn the pages. It's time to wow your guests and delight the whole family.


Big Mamma is two Frenchmen and over a thousand Italians – who run a group of crazy trattorias serving authentic Italian food, with wildly popular restaurants in London, Paris and beyond.
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I knew when I saw this I needed it! As a huge fan of the Big Mamma restaurants, I can’t wait to try out these recipes (all with fantastic, punny names). The book keeps with the fun and quirky brand of the restaurants, and each recipe has a fun quote or line of “advice” which were all very entertaining and overall the book encapsulates the fun and Italian theme of the restaurants.

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I have the first Big Mamma recipe book 'Cucina Popolare' so was thrilled to learn they would be doing a second.

I made the third recipe 'Mozzarelline Fritte' and was relieved to find this one is just as 'beginner friendly' as the first.

This is a great authentic Italian cookbook with just the right amount of humour to keep you going - the recipe 'Britney Spearagus' should tell you enough about that side of things.

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I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK!!! I am married to an Italian and grew up with a neighbor who immigrated from Italy, so if there’s one thing I love it is authentic Italian food. This book makes Italian cooking less intimidating, much easier and more accessible. I love that everything can be cooked in 30 minutes since I am a busy mom. There are a wide variety of recipes so there truly is something for everyone in this cookbook.

Thank you to Goodreads and the publisher for the ARC.

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This is everything a cookbook should be: Gorgeous, rich, full color photos that make you want to take a bite out of the page. Fun, clearly written recipes that are easy to follow. And for an added bonus, generous amounts of humor sprinkled throughout. From the silly names ("Jon Bon Chovy", Britney Spearagus", "Burratina Turner") to the fun suggestions for if you have "a minute to spare", this book goes out of it's way to make sure you're having a good time both reading and cooking.

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Who doesn't love Italian food? Even better when you can whip up the dish in 30 minutes with basic and simple ingredients. I love that this cookbook has a photo for each recipe. My husband is a very visual person with recipes and having the photo is very helpful. Not only does this cookbook provide tons of easy to follow recipes, but it also gives plenty of tips and tricks regarding Italian cooking. This book is a must to add to your collection!

Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, White Lion Publishing for a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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What a lovely cookbook. Some of these recipes I've never heard of, and that's hard to achieve as I grew up with Swiss-Italian food. I also appreciate the design of the book; it's fresh and a bit tongue-in-cheek but in the best way, it made me want to start trying these recipes right away!

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The day I got this book I made the Lemon Spaghetti dish for myself and my daughter. It tasted fantastic, we both absolutely wolfed it down and I cant wait to try all the other recipes in the book

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Very fun cookbook packed with recipes that I found easy to execute and shop for. There were very few specialty ingredients that could potentially be hard to source, which I really appreciated. Directions were clear and easy to follow.

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I downloaded this book a little over a week ago, I have tried 8 of the recipes. I have cookbooks here that I have owned for a decade and haven't tried more than one recipe. So let that be testament to the greatness of this book!!!

I love it. The colour and simplicity, the fact that so many of the recipes rely on standard kitchen ingredients. The simplicity of the recipes and the tastiness of the end results. This is a must have for any Italian food lover.

We don't have Big Mamma in Dublin, my campaign for them to open an Irish restaurant starts here. We think coleslaw is a suitable side to eat with Lasagne but don't judge us, if you build it, we will come in our droves.

From the simple pasta dishes to the lux desserts , this book has a huge variety of tasty recipes. I also loved the little tips on each recipe from Italian films and places to visit to putting chocolate in the freezer before using when making dessert ( a game change!). To the qr code you can scan to listen to correct Italian pronunciations and the beautifully shot photographs.Bravo bravo!!

Also, while I will absolutely be purchasing a copy of this book upon publication, this book works so well as an ebook, a rare feat for a cookbook! Handy to have it readily available on my phone when shopping and double checking measurements.

This is a book I will return to over and over again.

5 star.

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this is the most fun i have seen people have with a cookbook. the photos were not only impressive, but hilarious. it had everything from secret chef tips to cooking simply to a recommendation list of italian films everyone should see in their lives. i can't wait to make britney aspearagus later with my mom for dinner and now have a new outlook on the importance of cheeses for recipes! i hope to see the physical copy of this cookbook in my local barnes and noble.

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The book is colorful and lively. Directions were easy to understand and enjoyed the information provided about Italy.
This wouldn't be a cook book I would use; just because of my tastes and no reflection on the authors.

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Cannot wait to try all these recipes they sound amazing! Love the illustrations and the colours. Fab recipe book for fans on Italian food.

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Personable, engaging, fun and most of all, holding your hand while cooking delicious foods! Brava! Can't wait to see it in stores as a bestseller x Thank you Shower Time Included & White Lion Publishing for the ARC

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Beautifully presented, delicious, simple yet creative. This was an awesome collection of recipes. So good!!!

Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This cookbook features Italian recipes that can be made in about 30 minutes. The book is fun and bright, and I appreciate the tips throughout. Some of the recipes are out of my cooking comfort zone, but there are enough ideas that I am eager to try!

Thank you NetGalley and The Quarto Group for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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4.5/5 rounding up to 5 Stars! Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion for Big Mamma Italian Recipes in 30 Mins by Big Mamma!

WOWZA! I love me some cookbooks where recipes only take about 30 mins! I love the humor bits and quirkiness to this cookbook, the photos were an awesome touch too!

My whole family LOVE Italian food, especially when it's homemade pasta and pasta sauce. I love how much love is done in cooking these meals and they taste amazing too! My addiction has been all about Foccaia lately and the texture of it is just...*kiss gesture* FANTASTIC.

The desserts are going to be my next project to make, especially the chocolate pudding and Choco-lover crumble. Every once in a while I"ll find a good Pinterest recipe to follow, but I am so glad to have come across this book, it was more than fantastic and I love the extra puns. I will definitely need this cookbook in my kitchen!

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Not your average Italian cookbook! Before reading this ARC, I'd never heard of the Big Mamma franchise, but I'll be in France later this year and I plan to check it out! I've learned that Big Mamma has locations in France, Spain, Germany, England...and of course, Italy...

This cookbook is playfully fun and features classic (and uncomplicated) recipes with spirited names like Panna Wintour, Jon Bon Chovy and Figgin' beautiful, all which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

Infused with vibrants pops of color, stunning photography, helpful cooking tips, and iconic Italian playlists, this cookbook celebrates and embodies La Dolce Vita with a uniquely modern twist!

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This is a fabulous cookbook. The recipes are lovely, delicious, easy to follow and the photographs are beautiful. What sets this apart is the humor. It’s a fun read. I read in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. It usually helps me get back to sleep. This one had me hungry, earmarking recipes to make and laughing out loud. I’ve made the pomodori gratinati, leeks grigliati, tagliatelle al fungi porcini, and the risotto all monzese thus far and yum! It was a rainy week and cooking is stress relief for me. Can’t wait to try many others. This would be a wonderful addition to any collection.

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Growing up my father would frequently spend an entire day making an Italian recipe for dinner. Knowing that I have a short attention span and limited time to make dinners I usually shy away from cooking all but the most basic Italian recipes for my family. I was excited to see so many authentic recipes that can be made within 30 minutes and can't wait to try some of them.

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Cooking and humor go hand and hand and this book does not lack either. I love Italia cusine . This book is filled with great recipes from Cheese Pops to Beignet and the Jets (looks yummy by the way) it will take you through how to make them all. There are tips and fun information throughout the book. The pictures are so inviting and appetizing I start saying I want to make this one and see another and change my mind. I did like the 10 Ultimate Italian Cheeses as I love any cheese. I do think this book is for the advanced cook as I think some of the recipes are not for the novice. The index is done very well also by category and by ingredient. I recommend this book for anyone who loves true Italian Cusine.

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