Anna Del Conte's Italian Kitchen Cookbook
Anna Del Conte's Italian Kitchen Gli Antipasti Cookbook is a wonderful little book with Italian appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. This is one of four different little volumes of cookbooks by chef Anna del Conte.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 57 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Anna Del Conte
Description: The cuisine of Italy has never been more popular than it is today. Delicious and healthful, it offers great diversity and has a unique aura of conviviality that few can resist. Anna del Conte has been an expert and enthusiastic champion of Italian food for more than fifteen years.
In Italian Kitchen she offers a range of compact, affordable books on individual types of cooking, from antipasti to desserts. Together they form, an invaluable library of culinary wisdom and provide remarkable insight into the various cooking traditions of Italy's different regions. Thanks to Flo Bayley's beautiful and informative watercolor illustrations, they also make appealing gifts -- a joy to look at as well as to use.
In Gli Antipasti, Anna del Conte demonstrates that Italy's repertoire of appetizers and hors d'oeuvres is second to none. Pork products such as prosciutti, salami, and mortadelle make delicious starters accompanied by melon, figs, or a piece of focaccia, and a mixture of cured meats (ajjettato misto) not only looks marvelous but makes an ideal appetizer before a pasta.
Before a meat or fish main course a vegetable antipasto may be best, and she includes such regional favorites as grilled peppers and braised baby onions from Piedmont, and stewed eggplant in a sweet-and-sour sauce from Sicily. She also offers a fish carpaccio, a seafood salad, and antipasti based on bread, vegetable purees, and salads. Antipasti should not only harmonize with the dishes to follow but also look seductive, as they do here in Flo Bayley's illustrations.
Condition: Good condition.
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