"Much is said about using the very best ingredients to make the very best food, but few can boast having the undisputed queen’s voice in their head when shopping or preparing a dish… Marcella’s blues-singer voice is as clear in this indispensable tome as it was when we shared lunches over the years. Her wit, her supreme and hilarious sarcasm and most of all her complete confidence in choosing the precise and exact best ingredients from the infinite number of things available to the modern cook make this book the perfect handbook to carry shopping everywhere and anywhere."
– Mario Batali
"This book serves as a warm tribute to Marcella, who had passion and high expectations for sourcing the best ingredients for her soulful cuisine. A timeless reference for any serious home cook.”
– Daniel Boulud
"An indispensable reference volume forprofessional and home cooks."
– Publishers Weekly
"Marcella Hazan inspired a generation … This little volume offers a treasury of lifetime observations to serious, inquisitive cooks.”
"INGREDIENTI isn’t so much a cookbook as it is a manual, with evocative descriptions, about choosing even commonplace ingredients with care... The small white volume epitomizes Marcella’s lifelong devotion to simplicity.”
– Danica Kirka, Associated Press
"A wonderful, practical and deeply poignant book... the perfect retroactive companion to [Marcella's] cookbooks. Ingredienti is also laced with occasional asides from Victor, which come like beautiful footnotes to their long life together."
– Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times (Cookbook of the Week)
"A compact trove of sound, personal advice about selecting, storing and using produce, condiments, cheese, cured meat and other marketbasket essentials."
– Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
"Leave it to Marcella to help me see standby ingredients in a whole new light... you'll feel like you're rubbing elbows with her in the kitchen."
– Anna Roberts, PopSugar
"A new little handbook from an old master... you will find bushels of guidance to help make you a better cook... Hazan's words stay in the head. They give steady encouragement to the hand reaching for the glory of the season."
– Debbi Snook, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A simple, modest summary of how to choose, prep, and store a selection of Italian [food]... it got me thinking."
– Eugenia Bone, Wall Street Journal
"Perfect summer reading for the food enthusiast... will have you hearing Hazan in your head every time you select an artichoke or purchase an eggplant."
– Lisa Abraham, Columbus Dispatch