Picks and Pans Review: The Harry's Bar Cookbook

updated 12/02/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/02/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Arrigo Cipriani

Reading Cipriani, son of the founder of this Venetian landmark, is like being in Venice sipping Bellinis (a trademark Harry's mix of peach puree and champagne) and dropping names (Hemingway, Bogart, Bacall) opposite the opinionated restaurateur. Cipriani likes his martinis frosted and his truffles pale beige. His recipes for magical sandwiches, soups, pastas and risottos call for but a handful of ingredients. And his meats, fish, veggies and desserts seem all the more delectable given Christopher (Martha Stewart's Weddings) Baker's expert lens work in this glossy bonbon. Bravo. (Bantam, $35)

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