[QUOTE=Andy M.]Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,
by Marcella Hazan.
This cookbook is highly regarded and I'm not surprised Mario recommends it.
thank you Andy M, you are a lifesavor......that's exactly it! wonder why his staff at his restaurants couldn't get me the info
but they didn't, oh well, you came through. so many thank you's are tumbling across this computer
have a superb day!