Primi Piatti Italian First Courses That Make a Meal Cookbook
Primi Piatti Italian First Courses That Make a Meal cookbook presents over 196 appetizer style recipes. Try one or combine several to create a satisfying meal.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket with plastic protective sleeve, 300 pages
Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
Author: Christopher Styler
Description: Can there be anything new to say about Italian food? Christopher Styler has a brand-new idea using Italian first courses as the centerpieces of light, healthful, well-rounded meals.
Here are 196 of Styler's favorite recipes for primi piatti. Forget the classic Italian dinner, with its seemingly endless courses. Instead, use one well-balanced and satisfying first course, or several, to build a beautiful meal, with a complementary salad, the right wine, the perfect dessert.
Roasted and stuffed vegetables; Artichokes Braised with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts; Cornmeal-Fried Mushrooms; Mussels Stuffed with Pancetta and Parsley; Marinated Roasted Quail with Pan Juices; the polente, crostini, and risotti that are the comforting rebuttal of nouvelle cuisine; and, of course, pasta, with mouthwatering sauces, all Italian in inspiration, with impeccable technique and sparkling creativity.
Primi Piatti is divided into easy-to-use sections, vegetables; seafood; meat and game; pasta; cheese, eggs, and crostini; soup; risotto and polenta. In addition there are suggested menus and an indispensable section on how to use the book, including information on basic equipment, ingredients, and techniques.
Condition: Bookboards, interior pages and dust jacket are in very nice condition. Dust jacket comes with plastic protective sleeve. Top corner of front cover's interior flap has been clipped.
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