No one does beautiful cookbooks quite like Tessa Kiros, and her track record of more than 700,000 books sold worldwide speaks for itself. In her latest book, Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life (2013 Appetite by Random House), Kiros celebrates the heritage of Italy, the country she has chosen to call home. With more than 100 accessible and delicious recipes, ranging from robust family dishes to quirky cakes and old-fashioned preserves, this book is a must-have in any kitchen. Here, try three of her easy-to-make dishes — perfect for a mid-week dinner — like this spaghetti with lentil ragu (pictured above).
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