Collection: Books

Cookbooks for Italian Cuisine

Even if you've never used olive oil or prepared an Italian meal in your life, you'll be enraptured by these cookbooks and travelogues. We've curated a large selection of the best Italian cook books for learning how to cook with olive oil and other popular Mediterranean products. Some tomes take a more general approach while others focus on specific dishes and Italian regions. You can read about Italian Street Food, become a master of authentic Italian pizza, or discover ways to enjoy Italian cuisine on a vegetarian diet. We also offer the latest Flos Olei Olive Oil Guide and other handbooks to help you learn about different producers.

Food Culture of Italy

But these are so much more than lists of ingredients and directions. Food is unquestionably linked to topography and culture, and each book uses this as a gateway into fine Italian dining. Some books are written by people who are Italian or have spent much of their lives immersed in its history. Others recount traveling through Italy with recipes that tie the journey together. There's the Venetian Republic cookbook that recounts the culinary history of its former lands and Tasting Rome, where two tourists examine the ancient city through the lens of food. And each book is full of tantalizing color photographs that will work up an appetite.

Contact us if there's a specific book on Italian cuisine you're looking for. We're happy to provide the resources you need to prepare better food and gain a true appreciation for its origins.