Osteria: Hearty Italian Fare from Rick Tramonto's Kitchen
Osteria di Tramonto restaurant in Chicago is the focus of this cookbook by chef Rick Tramonto, owner of the restaurant. The cookbook shares its Italian-American recipes like Braised Pork Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Italian Chocolate Pudding, Antipasto, Bruschetta, and more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes are all inside this cookbook.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 276 pages
Copyright: 2008, First Edition
Publisher: Broadway Books
Author: Rick Tramonto with Mary Goodbody
Description: Osteria means "tavern" in Italian. It is always a casual place, usually family-owned, where simple country cooking is served to accompany the local wine. In 2006, acclaimed chef Rick Tramonto opened Osteria di Tramonto on Chicago's North Shore. In this spectacular restaurant, he serves the kind of earthy, hearty fare so beloved by Italians -- and Americans.
Now, Rick has written a cookbook showcasing the food from his osteria, with recipes ideally suited for the home cook. Osterias tend to be open all day, so Rick's book features recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as for little snacks in between.
Breakfast and brunch recipes include omelets, frittatas, pancakes, crepes, and smoothies. Lunch includes salads, soups, pizzas, and simple pasta and meat dishes. Dinner offers everything from bruschetta and antipasto to fish, meat, and braised dishes, pasta, and desserts.
There are small plates, too, and numerous antipasti, panini, and crostini. Blood Orange Crepes with Vanilla Mascarpone, Roman-Style Omelet, Rick's mother's lasagna, Capellini with Six Summer Tomatoes, Wood-Roasted Mussels in White Wine, Braised Pork Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Lamb Porterhouse with Salsa Verde, Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, and Italian Chocolate Pudding are just some of the more than 150 intensely flavorful dishes. This is an irresistible collection no true lover of good eating will want to pass up.
Condition: Good condition.