What Does q.b. Mean?
Quanto Basta (q.b.) – It’s Italian for “as much as you think you need”.
Emma’s recipes are designed to allow the cook to interpret them how they choose. When an ingredient is measured by “q.b.” it’s up to you to decide how much or how little you want to add. It’s all about getting comfortable with the dishes so that sooner or later, a recipe isn’t actually necessary. It takes a little practice and patience, but the reward is improved confidence in the kitchen and a more refined palate.