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Autumn weather seems to call for Italian food (well, so does every season). This year brings a slew of cookbooks and memoirs from top Italian-cuisine chefs.
A16 Food + Wine (Ten Speed): Co-owners of the San Francisco hit restaurant A16 share the secrets of exquisite pizzas, antipasti, and entrées.
Il Viaggio di Vetri (Ten Speed): From Marc Vetri's eponymous Philadelphia restaurant comes this compilation of his distinctive dishes, like pistachio fettuccine with artichokes.
Amarcord (Gotham): Every home needs at least one Marcella Hazan Italian cookbook. Her new memoir deserves to become as classic as her recipes.
Urban Italian (Bloomsbury): Ingenious chef Andrew Carmellini introduces each recipe in this cookbook with musings on the dish and tells how to make arguably the best tomato sauce ever.
Simple Italian Snacks (William Morrow): A primer for making the panini and bruschetta served at New York City's popular 'Ino.