La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio

La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio Italian cookbook features recipes from Gangivecchio's Sicilian Kitchen, world-renowned restaurant and inn located in Sicily. Here you will find magical recipes from a magical place. Dishes like Papa's Fresh Ravioli Stuffed with Ricotta, Rice Ball Croquettes Stuffed with Meat, and Sfince (Pastry Fritters Filled with Sweetened Ricotta) are some of the memorable recipes inside this standout cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 324 pages. 

Copyright: 1997, Second Printing 

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 

Author: Wanda Tornabene 

ISBN: 9780679425106

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Description: Tucked away on a remote Sicilian mountainside is Gangivecchio -- once a Roman outpost, then a fourteenth-century Benedictine abbey, now a world-class restaurant and inn. Poached Lemon-Flavored Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Butter. Arancine (the sublime rice croquettes of Sicily) Stuffed with Bechamel, Ham, and Mozzarella. Veal and Pumpkin Stew. Sofficini (elegant little pastries, filled with warm lemon cream, that defy description). These are just a few of the spectacular dishes prepared at Gangivecchio for anyone lucky enough to dine at this magical spot, with its roaring fireplace, blossoming orchards, roaming animals, and acres of wild poppies. 

For anyone not able to make this incredible journey, Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene now have prepared La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio, the ultimate country cookbook, with recipes I culled from generations, handed down as part of the extraordinary and charming history of the family, the town, and the island of Sicily itself. 

La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio takes you to the heart of the Tornabenes' rolling acres of farmland and into the kitchen that has remained unchanged for decades while feeding thousands or visitors. The ingredients are simple, the recipes are practical, the results are sublime. 

Wanda and Giovanna, with the help of Michele Evans, not only share their most secret family recipes, but also tell of their proud heritage, show off Sicily's ancient and fascinating markets, and display the day-to-day passion that goes into making great food -- all the while whispering the succulent sounds of Sicily in your ear. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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