Book Description: The best Italian dinners are made at home! This bountiful feast for the senses includes a 248-page cookbook with recipes form extraordinary chefs and a music CD of songs that capture the sound of Italy. Masterpiece paintings, poetry, and luscious food photography complete the experience. Sharon O'Connor traveled throughout Italy and the United States to visit 21 of the finest chefs in the world. She has formatted 120 of their recipes for the home cook, including dishes for each course of a traditional Italian meal. Baked Ricotta Cheese; Pappardelle with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Basil; and Espresso Gelato will soon become favorites. On the accompanying CD, the Pizzarelli-Peplowski Sextet creates the sound of Italy everyone knows, from Neapolitan songs and opera to pop songs and music from the movies. Italian Intermezzo will inspire many evenings of music, food, joy, and romance at home!