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First Look: Mike Isabella's Cookbook Crazy Good Italian

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Here's Crazy Good Italian by Mike Isabella, out September 25 from Da Capo Books (pre-order on Amazon). Isabella's book isn't explicitly about his Washington, DC restaurants — although it does have a few Graffiato recipes — but rather focuses on more personal recipes from his childhood and beyond. The result of this is that, despite the title, not all of the recipes are Italian: a chapter called "Tentacles: My Greek Side" focuses of squid dishes, and Isabella's wife offers a few recipes, like one for deviled eggs with bacon.

Still, the vast majority of the book is classic Italian American food; there's even a chapter called "Jersey Shore Style: Everything Fried." Be sure not to miss Isabella's beachy "Gone Fishing" photo op above.

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