Venetian Taste is an exciting cookbook with 100 authentic Venetian Italian recipes from the magical city of Venice.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages.
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Author: Adam D. Tihany, Francesco Antonucci, Florence Fabricant and Nir Adar
Description: In this splendidly illustrated cookbook presenting some 100 recipes, the Venetian table and entertaining style are celebrated as never before. Although Italian cooking is enjoying an enormous popularity, the specialties of Venice's fascinating cuisine are less well known. With this long overdue cookbook -- created by a five-star team of experts led by Adam D. Tihany with recipes by the Venetian chef Francesco Antonucci, text by Florence Fabricant, food artistry by Nir Adar, and photographs by Peter Pioppo -- it is now possible to prepare the delicious foods of Venice in a home kitchen.
This enticing book features clearly written, authentic recipes specially adapted for easy preparation with lively comments, inventive tips, and insights regarding Venice. The inspiring photographs, especially commissioned for this book, marvelously portray the dishes, often in a Venetian setting, capturing the essence of the fabled city.
While Venice has bedazzled visitors for centuries, the cooking style is equally enchanting, yet distinctive in its simplicity. It is based primarily on fresh vegetables and fruits and the bounty of the sea, seasoned with herbs and spices from centuries of world trade. Decidedly Italian, it also incorporates elements from Spanish, Turkish, Persian, Byzantine, Jewish, and Chinese traditions. Despite their exotic origin, many recipes are uncomplicated and easy to prepare, appealing to today's concern for healthy, tasty foods tempered with a few irresistible indulgences. Here is the traditional food of Venice inventively updated for the contemporary cook, including antipasto, risottos, pasta, vegetables, seafood, poultry, meats, and sweets, plus drinks and wine.
More than an invaluable cookbook, this is also a lifestyle book showing how to create a Venetian table at home, using carefully chosen glassware, linen, and other details of entertaining that transform even an ordinary meal into a special event. In an inspiring chapter devoted to menus, several Venetians share their cooking and style ideas. There are also suggestions about where to dine in Venice as well as sources for tableware. Everyone who loves food, cooking, or entertaining will want to own this captivating book.
Condition: Back of dust jacket has tiny edge tears. Further good condition.