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Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking Reviews

phatch

Agree on the ingredient sourcing

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The oddball ingredients stood out to me too as I thumbed through it at the store. I'd have difficulty sourcing much of it and certainly not fresh. The freezer case at the Asian grocer would cover some of the seafood. 
Schmoozer

I disagree with Brook's sourcing issues

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I am commenting only about Brook's comments that some items mentioned in Batali's book are difficult to obtain or obscure.  They are very common here.  I've been using Pomi for years, although I now use other brands, and it's commonly found on the shelves of many supermarkets in the area. The cacio di Roma, if you're unfamiliar with it, was found with a simple Google search, and quite a few hits turned up.  There are at least two cheese shops within a few minutes of Casa Schmoozer that carry the cheese. Perhaps, in some areas of the country, it may be difficult to find some ingredients, but with the prevalence of on line searching and ordering, odd or obscure ingredients might be easy to...
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