Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York's West Village - Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, Katherine Thompson

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


I'm not that experienced with cookbooks actually. Usually I just try something or find recipes online. However, I'm a great fan of Italian food and this cookbook looked great so I just had to request it.


There were some great recipes in this book (I think, I haven't had the time yet to actually make them, but they looked great). Each recipe is accompanied by some text and the descriptions seem good (but, like I said, I haven't put them to the test yet).


One thing I didn't really like: As a beginning cook I like to see a photo of every recipe, so that in the end I can see if it looks at all like it was supposed to be. I don't need multiple photo's per recipe, they don't need to be too big, so I don't feel like I'm asking too much here. In this book there are quite some recipes that don't have a picture supporting the recipe. I do need to say however that the pictures that were in the book looked great and the food looked really good, too.