From the award-winning British food writer, the essential book for pasta lovers and fans of all things Italian, featuring a mouth-watering, alphabetical collection of 100 recipes, covering 50 different pasta shapes, from alfabeto to ziti, and everything in between.
Call Number: TX723 .C28813 2003 - Available as an eBook
Publication Date: 2003
This magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Alberto Capatti and Massimo Montanari uncover a network of culinary customs, food lore, and cooking practices, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, that are identifiably Italian. Thematically organized around key issues in culinary history and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today.
Italian Street Food takes you behind the piazzas, down the back streets and into the tiny bars and cafes to bring you traditional, local recipes that are rarely seen outside of Italy. Delve inside to discover the secret dishes from Italy's hidden laneways and learn about the little-known recipes of this world cuisine. Learn how to make authentic polpettine, arancini, piadine, cannoli and crostoli, and perfect your gelato-making skills with authentic Italian flavours such as lemon ricotta, peach and basil, and panettone flavour. With beautiful stories and photography throughout, Italian Street Food brings an old and much-loved cuisine into a whole new light.
Fifty years ago, a group of Italian scholars gathered to discuss a problem: how to preserve traditional Italian cooking. They formed the Italian Academy of Cuisine to document classic recipes from every region. The academy's more than seven thousand associates spread out to villages everywhere, interviewing grandmothers and farmers at their stoves, transcribing their recipes--many of which had never been documented before. This is the culmination of that research, an astounding feat--2,000 recipes that represent the patrimony of Italian country cooking...
With a mix of gastronomy, food science, history, cultural references, legend, lore, charts, graphs, photos, and illustrations, every one of the 400 pages in Let's Eat Italy! is an alluring and amusing journey into Italian food. Readers will find recipes for classic Italian dishes spanning all regions, like pappa al pomodoro, Bolognese, risi e bisi, risotto, focaccia, frittata, and so much more--all accompanied by photos and delightfully entertaining information on the origins and modern uses of the foods...
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