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Marcella Hazan dies at 89; Italian cookbook author, teacher
For Marcella Hazan, Italian food wasn't spaghetti and meatballs or pizza buried in cheese, and, in fact, never really existed as a simple meal on a red-checked tablecloth. The food of her native land was really the food of individual regions that through the ages had been independent, sometimes hostile, and certainly not prone to mimicking their enemies' cuisine at the family dinner table.
By Claudia Luther
September 29, 2013