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Cipriani’s Simply Italian Cookbook Launches

Assouline and Cipriani, in the persons of Prosper & Martine Assouline and Ignazio Cipriani, celebrated the launch of Simply Italian, the new cookbook featuring recipes and tips from Arrigo Cipriani to make simple yet delicious Italian dishes from the menu of the mythically famous Harry’s Bar in Venice. Harry’s Bar is a favorite of Gourmet News publisher Lee Oser, among many others.

Originally opened as a bar, it was transformed into a restaurant and went on to welcome some of the most legendary names in cinema, literature, the arts, and more, from Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, and Truman Capote to Barbara Hutton, Peggy Guggenheim, and Woody Allen. The fabled establishment is also known for having served as the birthplace of the Bellini cocktail and carpaccio.

From tiramisu and minestrone soup to pappardelle ai funghi and risotto alla parmigiana, this title is the best accessory for lovers of Italian cuisine. And we have pictures from the launch party! Simply Italian by Cipriani is available for purchase at ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and through


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