Italia Italia Cookbook
More than 120 Italian recipes make up the Italia Italia cookbook offering cooks everything from Sicilian Spaghetti to Tuscan Spinach Gnocchi. From one of the world's best Italian cookery authors, this book shares the passion and culture of Italian cuisine.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 192 pages
Author: Valentina Harris
Description: Italia! Italia! is a book born of Valentina's enormous passion and heartfelt love for Italian food and culture. Drawing upon over ten years' experience of teaching courses in Italy, she uses a national cross-section of recipes to explore and explain the basics of Italian cooking. From Tuscany, Sicily, Piedmont and the Veneto come a delicious gallery of food styles and customs that reflect the best of local traditions and ingredients.
The recipes include a mouthwatering mix of the best Italy has to offer, from Tuscan Spinach Gnocchi, Sicilian Spaghetti with Almond Pesto, Piedmontese Rump Steak Braised in Barolo and Venetian Stuffed Duck. Recipes, however, form only a part of this celebration of Italian living. A collection of essays and stories vividly evokes the sense of communal discovery that characterizes Valentina's courses, from days out in local markets and vineyards to shared experiences in the kitchen and round the table. Through a mutual delight in the pleasures of the food and wine of Italy, tales emerge that are in turn moving, endearing, poignant and hilarious, making this much more special than Ilia ordinary Italian cookery book.
Over 120 recipes cater for a range of occasions and culinary skills, from Antipasti to Side Dishes, First Courses to Desserts. Illustrated throughout wilh Martin Brigdale's sumptuous photographs of' the food and of Italy, Italia! Italia! is a celebration of one of the world's greatest cuisines, by one of the world's greatest Italian cookery writers.
Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition. Dust jacket has some slight discoloration along the sides. Back cover's interior has a small (pen) name inscription.
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