I was recently sent 3 cookbooks from Chef’s Press, Inc. for review. I will begin my series of reviews with the Italian book in the series called Cicciotti’s Kitchen by Gaetano Cicciotti. Gaetano Cicciotti owns Cicciotti’s Trattoria in Cardiff by the Sea, CA. Gaetano believes in fresh and simple cooking using fresh ingredients. He grew up in Naples, Italy and spent many hours in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother. His recipes will transport you back to simpler times where old world traditions still exist. In his book he will share with you Italian classics, restaurant favorites and new creations that are very easy to make. The basics of his recipes use 7 very simple ingredients; fish, cheese, pasta, olive oil, tomatoes, onions and basil.