The Glorious Pasta of Italy


Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452106908
Category: Cooking
Page: 280
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Celebrating pasta in all its glorious forms, author Domenica Marchetti draws from her Italian heritage to share 100 classic and modern recipes. Step-by-step instructions for making fresh pasta offer plenty of variations on the classic egg pasta, while a glossary of pasta shapes, a source list for unusual ingredients, and a handy guide for stocking the pantry with pasta essentials encourage the home cook to look beyond simple spaghetti. No matter how you sauce it, The Glorious Pasta of Italy is sure to have pasta lovers everywhere salivating.

The Glorious Pasta of Italy


Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811872591
Category: Cooking
Page: 280
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Celebrating pasta in all its glorious forms, author Domenica Marchetti draws from her Italian heritage to share 100 classic and modern recipes. Step-by-step instructions for making fresh pasta offer plenty of variations on the classic egg pasta, while a glossary of pasta shapes, a source list for unusual ingredients, and a handy guide for stocking the pantry with pasta essentials encourage the home cook to look beyond simple spaghetti. No matter how you sauce it, The Glorious Pasta of Italy is sure to have pasta lovers everywhere salivating.

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy


Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452129649
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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This book is a tribute to Italy's many glorious vegetables, from the bright, orange-fleshed pumpkins of autumn to the tender green fava beans of early spring. Organized by course, this lavishly photographed cookbook lauds the latest dining trend—the vegetable's starring role at the center of the plate. Cooks of all skill levels will enjoy more than 100 recipes mixing tradition and innovation, ranging from the basics (Fresh Spinach Pasta Dough and Fresh Tomato Sauce) to the seasonal (Spring Risotto with Green and White Asparagus) to savory (Grilled Lamb Spiedini on a Bed of Caponata) and sweet (Pumpkin Gelato). This indispensable recipe collection will appeal to Italian cuisine lovers looking to celebrate vegetables in any meal, every day.

The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy


Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811848176
Category: Cooking
Page: 168
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An authoritative compendium of sixty traditional recipes presenting the best of Italian stews and soups for every season of the year is accompanied by practical information on equipment, tips on seasonal and pantry ingredients, a tempting array of classic Italian dishes, regional specialties, treasured family recipes, and innovative new creations. Original. 18,250 first printing.

Preserving Italy

Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions
Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544612353
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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Capture the flavors of Italy with more than 150 recipes for conserves, pickles, sauces, liqueurs, infusions, and other preserves The notion of preserving shouldn’t be limited to American jams and jellies, and in this book, author Domenica Marchetti turns our gaze to the ever-alluring flavors and ingredients of Italy. There, abundant produce and other Mediterranean ingredients lend themselves particularly well to canning, bottling, and other preserving methods. Think of marinated artichokes in olive oil, classic giardiniera, or, of course, the late-summer tradition of putting up tomato sauce. But in this book we get so much more, from Marchetti’s in-person travels across the regions of Italy as well as the recipes handed down through her family: sweet and sour peppers, Marsala-spiked apricot jam, lemon-infused olive oil, and her grandmother’s amarene, sour cherries preserved in alcohol. Beyond canning and pickling, the book also includes recipes for making cheese, curing meats, infusing liqueurs, and even a few confections, plus recipes for finished dishes so you can savor each treasured jar all year long.

Rustic Italian (Rev.)


Author: Marchetti
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781616289638
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Domenica Marchetti is back with her stellar Italian cooking and more great recipes in Rustic Italian. With over 80 recipes for simple, seasonal Italian fare, exquisite hand-painted illustrations, and gorgeous full-color photography, this book celebrates an irresistible cuisine and will inspire home cooks everywhere. This expanded version of the 2011 title features more than 20 new recipes—such as burrata with shaved fennel and pink grapefruit, tagliatelle with juniper-spiced short rib ragu, and roasted swordfish with Ligurian herb sauce—along with new illustrations and photography. TOC Antipasti Soup & Salad Pasta, Risotto & Pizza Fish & Meat Side Dishes Dolci Domenica’s narrative notes and suggested wine pairings accompany every recipe. An ingredient glossary, comprehensive guide to salumi and cheese, and an Italian wine primer round out this gorgeous cookbook.

Black Pasta


Author: Elena Harvey
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784624411
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Black Pasta is a riveting story of a beautiful, feisty young aristocrat, Elena Curtopassi, growing up under Mussolini. She endures the German occupation of Rome, witnesses Adolf Hitler’s triumphant parade from the Colosseum and then experiences the liberation of the city by the Allies. After becoming a secretary to the Allied Control Commissioner, then the King’s aide-de-camp, she fraternises with the British and decides to leave to start a new life in England – one of the first to do so after Britain and Italy’s former enmity. In an austerity-ridden London, she falls in love with the British and the then-unconventional bohemian sculptor and painter John Harvey, the son of Britain’s most powerful diplomat, Sir (later Lord) Oliver Harvey, the most dominant figure in the Foreign Office during the war as Anthony Eden’s private secretary. For the first time, the story of the relentless vendetta by the Harveys’ predecessors at the Paris Embassy, Duff and Diana Cooper, can be told. Back in London, Elena finds that her previous way of life has been turned upside down. She must experience the unconventional life of the art world, John’s Picasso-esque variety of styles and early success as a best-selling author (the Beatles song ‘Within You Without You’ was derived from the title of his novel Within and Without, which was published by Penguin), whilst also managing a country estate in glorious surroundings in Wales. Black Pasta tells the story of a love affair not just between a young Italian woman and an Englishman, but of an enduring love between the two countries from Roman times onwards. Poignant and heart-warming, it will appeal to those wishing to learn more about life under occupation whilst experiencing a love story.

Ciao Biscotti

Sweet and Savory Recipes for Celebrating Italy's Favorite Cookie
Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452132399
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Ciao Biscotti is a collection of 44 authentic biscotti from Italian cooking expert Domenica Marchetti. Studded with nuts, adorned with chocolate, or dotted with dried fruit, biscotti, Italy's unique twice-baked cookies have a crunchy, toasty, enduring appeal. Perfect for dunking into coffee, tea, or Vin Santo, they're easy to make; and transform a simple bowl of ice cream or sorbet into a special dessert. With savory ingredients swapped for the sweet ones, biscotti are a delicious accent to a cheese platter. Nibble on traditional flavors such as Hazelnut or Anise, coffeehouse neo-classics like Christmas Cranberry-Pistachio, tempting new versions such as Browned Butter and Toblerone, or savory ones, including Mountain Gorgonzola and Walnut, and taste the perfection of a classic cookie. Ciao biscotti!

Biba's Italy

Favorite Recipes from the Splendid Cities
Author: Biba Caggiano
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579653170
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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The best-selling author of Trattoria Cooking and From Biba's Italian Kitchen introduces some of her favorite dishes from the great cities of Italy, with recipes for Rome's Veal Scallopine with Prosciutto, Sage, and Wine; Florence's T-Bone alla Fiorentina and Ribollita soup; and Shellfish stew from Venice.

Rustic Italian

Simple, Authentic Recipes for Everyday Cooking
Author: Domenica Marchetti
Publisher: Apple
ISBN: 9781845434410
Category: Cooking, Italian
Page: 224
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Rustic Italian offers over 100 recipes that are inspired by classic Italian favourites, but are lighter, fresher, simpler and perfect for today’s home cook. Seasonal ingredients shine in dishes that are casual, welcoming and suited for both impromptu entertaining and weeknight meals. The chapters are divided by course and include Antipasti, Zuppe e Insalate, Pasta, Pizza e Risotto, Pesce e Carne, Contorni and Dolci. You’ll find dishes that are bursting with flavour yet easy to execute, like crostini with figs, pasta with caramelized onions and pancetta, roasted chicken with olives and lemons, Tuscan-style steak with crispy rosemary potatoes and pistachio gelato. The author’s friendly voice shines through in anecdotal notes throughout, and wine-pairing suggestions are offered for every recipe. The book is rounded out with descriptions of Italian pantry staples, ingredient glossaries, and a guide to Italian wines.

Soups of Italy

Cooking over 130 Soups the Italian Way
Author: Norma Wasserman-Miller
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
ISBN: 9780688150310
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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From preparing the lightest broth soups to hearty main coursesoups of vegetables, legumes, or fish, Norma Wasserman-Millertakes you into the kitchens of some of Italys best cooks to showyou how to transform simple basic ingredients into a wealth ofdelicious Italian soups. Enjoy the wide range of soups prepared throughout Italy, fromthe great classics to superb original recipes created by some of Italys finest chefs. Sample a fragrant pasta and bean soup made with fennel; an aromatic pumpkin and herb minestrone; a savory fish soup made with porcini mushrooms; an elegant farro and radicchio soup; or one of the peasant soups that turn stale bread into a flavorful soup. Each chapter gives clear directions and techniques for cooking the rich variety of Italian soups that include minestrone, pasta and bean, vegetable, fish, meat, bread, and grain soups. The uncommon authenticity and richness of this soup collection is wholesome, satisfying, and thoroughly delicious.

Sunday Roasts

A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering Roasts, from Old-Fashioned Pot Roasts to Glorious Turkeys, and Legs of Lamb
Author: Betty Rosbottom
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452110476
Category: Cooking
Page: 180
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Sunday Roasts contains 80 tantalizing recipes for slow-roasted meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables that compel a Sunday cook to enjoy good food and good living. With an earthy sensibility that celebrates quality ingredients, beloved author Betty Rosbottom pairs the special an herb rub, a tapenade, a twist of citrus with the primal: a substantial cut of meat. Roasts of all types and price ranges are represented, so cooks have everything they need to prepare for any occasion, from weeknight suppers to fancy holiday feasts. This timeless collection will become a kitchen staple.

Country Cooking of Italy


Author: Colman Andrews
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452123926
Category: Cooking
Page: 392
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Following the success of their 2010 James Beard Foundation Best Cookbook of the Year, The Country Cooking of Ireland, Colman Andrews and Christopher Hirsheimer achieve the formidable feat of illuminating the world's most beloved cuisine in an entirely new light. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience traveling and eating in Italy, Andrews explores every region, from Piedmont to Puglia, and provides the fascinating origins of dishes both familiar and unexpected. This gloriously photographed keepsake depicts an ingredient-focused culture deeply rooted in rural traditions, in which even the most sophisticated dishes derive from more basic fare. With 230 sumptuous recipes highlighting the abundant flavors of the land, all set against the backdrop of Andrews' vivid storytelling and Hirsheimer's evocative images, this luxe book is sure to delight home chefs and lovers of Italian food alike.

Representing Italy Through Food


Author: Peter Naccarato,Zachary Nowak,Elgin K. Eckert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474280420
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Italy has long been romanticized as an idyllic place. Italian food and foodways play an important part in this romanticization – from bountiful bowls of fresh pasta to bottles of Tuscan wine. While such images oversimplify the complex reality of modern Italy, they are central to how Italy is imagined by Italians and non-Italians alike. Representing Italy through Food is the first book to examine how these perceptions are constructed, sustained, promoted, and challenged. Recognizing the power of representations to construct reality, the book explores how Italian food and foodways are represented across the media – from literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements. Bringing together established scholars such as Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala with emerging scholars in the field, the thirteen chapters offer new perspectives on Italian food and culture. Featuring both local and global perspectives – which examine Italian food in the United States, Australia and Israel – the book reveals the power of representations across historical, geographic, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries and asks if there is anything that makes Italy unique. An important contribution to our understanding of the enduring power of Italy, Italian culture and Italian food – both in Italy and beyond. Essential reading for students and scholars in food studies, Italian studies, media studies, and cultural studies.

Encyclopedia of Pasta


Author: Oretta Zanini De Vita
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520944712
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Spaghetti, gnocchi, tagliatellea, ravioli, vincisgrassi, strascinati—pasta in its myriad forms has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet longer than bread. This beautiful volume is the first book to provide a complete history of pasta in Italy, telling its long story via the extravagant variety of shapes it takes and the even greater abundance of names by which it is known. Food scholar Oretta Zanini De Vita traveled to every corner of her native Italy, recording oral histories, delving into long-forgotten family cookbooks, and searching obscure archives to produce this rich and uniquely personal compendium of historical and geographical information. For each entry she includes the primary ingredients, preparation techniques, variant names, and the locality where it is made and eaten. Along the way, Zanini De Vita debunks such culinary myths as Marco Polo's supposed role in pasta's story even as she serves up a feast of new information. Encyclopedia of Pasta, illustrated throughout with original drawings by Luciana Marini, will be the standard reference on one of the world's favorite foods for many years to come, engaging and delighting both general readers and food professionals.

The Italian Slow Cooker


Author: Michele Scicolone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547487502
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual “crockpot” fare into the dimension of fine food. Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms: These are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet all are so carefree that anyone with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and return to perfection. Simmered in the slow cooker, soups, stews, beans, grains, pasta sauces, and fish are as healthy as they are delicious. Polenta and risotto, “stir-crazy” dishes that ordinarily need careful timing, are effortless. Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless.

The Italian Vegetable Cookbook

200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes, and Desserts
Author: Michele Scicolone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547910649
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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Traditional and contemporary Italian recipes for vegetarian and nearly vegetarian dishes from the author of The Italian Slow Cooker Over the ages, resourceful Italian cooks have devised countless ways to prepare vegetables—all incredibly flavorful and simple. In this book, Italian cooking authority Michele Scicolone shares recipes that she gathered during years of traveling in Italy. Some, like Green Fettuccine with Spring Vegetable Ragu and Easter Swiss Chard and Cheese Pie, came from talented home cooks. Others, such as Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms, were passed down through her family. She encountered still others, including One-Pot “Dragged” Penne, in restaurants and adapted dishes like Romeo’s Stuffed Eggplant from the cookbooks she collects. Many recipes display the Italian talent for making much out of little: Acquacotta, “Cooked Water,” makes a sumptuous soup from bread, tomatoes, and cheese. In keeping with Italian tradition, some dishes contain small amounts of pancetta, anchovies, or chicken broth, but they are optional. Simple desserts—Rustic Fruit Focaccia, Plum Crostata—finish the collection.

The Food of Italy


Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 022409601X
Category: Cooking
Page: 432
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Like Elizabeth David, Claudia Roden can write about anything. Whether it's Middle Eastern, Spanish or Italian food, she is the cook to turn to. She is world renowned for her classic books like Arabesque and the Book of Jewish Food. These draw on her Egyptian Jewish roots so it's no wonder Middle Eastern chefs like Ottolenghi are among her biggest fans. But it is interesting to see that Russell Norman of Polpo cites Food of Italy as his favourite cookbook. Polpo is very cool, very modern, very Italian and yet still Claudia Roden's classic is his go-to cookbook. Food of Italy was first published 25 years ago next year. But the recipes are so fresh yet timeless they are hard to date. For this edition she has updated over 30% of the recipes to fit modern tastes with new inclusions like farro salad and burrata. The book is structured by region. So you get the glorious tomato and aubergine dishes of Sicily; the classically Roman dishes like salty meat and fried vegetables, and rich Tuscan stews and soups, and so on. With over 300 short recipes it is an incredible repertoire, and it is completely approachable for home cooks. This fully illustrated edition includes recipe photos as well as local Italy scenes. This is the first time it has had photos since it was originally published.

The Ghosts of Italy


Author: Angela Paolantonio
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537410913
Category:
Page: 300
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'A warm summer breeze lifts pale blue sheets and a host of marshmallow clouds float over my balcony.' The Ghosts of Italy is Angela Paolantonio's memoir of how she first discovers and then returns to live in the remote mountain village in Southern Italy where her grandparents were born. She sets out late one November, just after having celebrated Thanksgiving alone on a rooftop in Rome, the spirit of her ancestors guiding her in. "I really didn't know I was searching for anything till I got here," she says. "Then I realized what I was missing and what it meant." Angela Paolantonio's archetypal journey to the village of the ghosts of her ancestors is a unique yet universal woman's story. She ventures across the threshold of a lost world, reclaims it, and falls deeply in love along the way - with the town and its residents, the landscape, and the Handsome Man from Macchiursi. She follows the clues to rediscover her spirit and the spirit of her grandmother, and namesake, whose memory had been lost to her, locked inside her father's heart. The Ghosts of Italy opens with Angela's daydream of one day owning a stone house on an Italian hillside, sheep grazing below her balcony. 'Now I have them in view.' Then wistfully, 'But it's not just any view. It's the balcony view of my grandmother's youth.' With good timing, Angela ends up buying the very house where her grandmother was born, made of fieldstone set by hand by her great-grandfather, with the beautiful view, kept in the family for generations. But will she trade a career in Los Angeles to live the Roseto Mystery?