The handy and practical Slow Food Dictionary of Regional Italian Cooking by the editors at Slow Food International tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Italian regional cooking as prepared in homes, osterias and restaurants. Packed with information about dishes and ingredients, tools and techniques, origins and trends, the book (which contains 40 colour illustrations) is aimed primarily at food lovers but will also be of interest to anyone curious to find out more about Italy in general, its people, its language, its history and its culture. The Authors: Slow Food
From the heart of Italy directly to your table--110 authentic regional recipes Italian cuisine's abundance of flavor, high-quality ingredients, and regional diversity make it one of the most popular in the world. Unlike some other Italian cookbooks, The Complete Italian Cookbook will help you make beloved dishes in your own kitchen with more than 100 authentic recipes from all over the country. Get a true taste of Italy with traditional recipes for appetizers and drinks, risottos and polentas, pastas and sauces, pizzas and breads, meat and seafood, and of course, desserts. If you've been searching for comprehensive Italian cookbooks that offer go-to recipes your Nonna would approve of, look no further--The Complete Italian Cookbook is your new passport to culinary adventures. Buon appetito! A standout among Italian cookbooks, this one includes: Classic recipes--You won't need other Italian cookbooks with 100+ time-honored recipes that maintain the true preparation techniques, cooking methods, and fresh, seasonal ingredients of traditional Italian cuisine. Sample menus--Explore multi-course menus, including a Hearty Make-Ahead Supper, a Vegetarian Feast, and a Traditional Roman Supper. Regional tour--This book goes beyond other Italian cookbooks to offer a brief guide to each region's famous foods, like the peppers, figs, San Marzano tomatoes, and lemons the Amalfi Coast is known for. All Italian cookbooks should be this thorough! The Complete Italian Cookbook has everything you need to master the art of true regional cooking from the comfort of your home.
Over 250 step-by-step photographs accompany the 90 recipes, clearly presenting everything you need to know for successful results in the kitchen. Traditional cooking methods are clearly explained, with contemporary adaptations for the modern cook. Throughout, professional tips and hints provide additional information on seasonal variations and time-saving techniques.
Americans have fallen in love with Italian regional food, from the casual fare of Tuscan trattorias to the more refined creations of high-end Piedmontese restaurants, from Sicily’s wonderful desserts to Emilia-Romagna’s superb cheeses and cured meats. Rustico is the first American book to explore the remarkable breadth of these richly varied cuisines, devoting equal attention to each of Italy’s twenty regions. This includes thorough treatment of such places as Val d’Aosta, high in the Alps, whose fare is an intriguing mix of northern Italian, French, and Swiss influences: truffled fondue or grappa-spiked venison stew will transport you to the slopes of Monte Bianco. Or Trentino–Alto Adige, with the southernmost German-speaking towns in Europe, for goulasch and spaetzle. Or the scorched southern regions like Basilicata, known for their spicy dishes; the Veneto, with the aromatic foods that are a legacy of Venice’s reign as the spice capital; or Sardinia, with its Spanish-inflected cuisine. For each of the twenty regions, Micol Negrin provides ten authentic, truly representative recipes, with a special focus on original, rustic dishes, encompassing the entire meal—antipasti to dolci. Each chapter is introduced by an overview of the region, its culinary influences, food staples, and important recipes; each includes information on specialty products like cheeses and wines; and each explores the traditions, preparations, and life of the region, not only through recipes but through anecdote, history, and captivating photos. Each chapter, in fact, is a book unto itself; and the sum total is the last Italian cookbook you’ll ever need.
Italian cuisine is based on fresh, hearty ingredients and simple cooking techniques that make the most of plentiful local ingredients, from rustic Tuscan dishes to the fish and seafood of Sicily. "Italian Regional Cooking" includes recipes for such foods as antipasti, soups, vegetable dishes, pasta, rice, polenta, pizzas, breads, fish, meat, poultry, shellfish and desserts. More than 250 color photos.
Presents a collection of traditional recipes from Lazio, Calabria, Sicily, Tuscany, Lombardy, Venezia, and other regions of Italy as well as commenting on great Italian restaurants and providing photographs of the Italian countryside