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From Sardinia with love: Cooking Light names Arcodoro cookbook among best in past 25 years

From Sardinia with love: Cooking Light names Arcodoro cookbook among best in past 25 years

Acadora, Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey, cookbook, October 201
Sweet Myrtle & Bitter Honey is one of the best cookbooks from the past 25 years, according to Cooking Light.
Efisio Farris, Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Arcodoro, chef
Efisio Farris of Arcodoro. D'Argagnan.com
Acadora, Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey, cookbook, October 201
Efisio Farris, Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Arcodoro, chef

There are about 2,500 Italian cookbooks listed on Amazon, but only nine of them made Cooking Light's list of the best Italian cookbooks, including one from Efisio Farris, chef-owner of Arcodoro in Houston and Dallas.

The illustrious group was chosen by Cooking Light magazine as part of its year-long 25th anniversary special, naming a total of 100 of the best cookbooks from the past 25 years.

Among Italian tomes from Lidia Bastianich and Jamie Oliver is Farris' Sweet Myrtle & Bitter Honey: The Mediterranean Flavors of Sardinia, published in 2007.

Quoth Cooking Light:

Sardinia is one of the last frontiers for Italian cooking in America. Bottarga, the island’s dried, briny mullet roe, has popped up on high-end cheffy pastas in recent years, but the long, rich history of Sardinian cuisine remains foreign to American palates. Let this book be your delicious introduction."

Not listed: Any cookbook by a housewife of New Jersey. Hard to believe.