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Italian Country Table

Author: Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684813254

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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Gathers traditional Italian recipes for appetizers, pasta, rice, beans, soup, poultry, meat, fish, pizza, breads, and desserts
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The Splendid Table

Author: Lynne R. Kasper,Louis B Wallach Inc.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062040103

Category: Cooking

Page: 544

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Just when you thought you knew the best of Northern Italy, along comes Lynne RossettoKasper to introduce you to Emilia-Romagna, a fertile wedge between Milan, Venice, and Florence, as gastronomically important as any land in the world. The lush homeland of balsamic vinegar, Prosciutto di Parma, tortellini, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this is a region venerated by Italy's food cognoscenti. "Ask an Italian where to take only one meal in Italy, and, after recommending his mother's house, he will more than likely send you to EmiliaRomagna,"writes Kasper. A cuisine at once voluptuous and refined, the dishes of Emilia-Romagna's kitchen are literally irresistible. just listen to the names"Little" Spring Soup from the 17th Century, His Eminence's Baked Penne, Modena Crumbling Cake. Then imagine sitting down to a dish of Hot Caramelized Pears with Prosciutto, a Risotto of Red Wine with Fresh Rosemary or a Pie of Polenta and Country Ragú The first American book to present the food of this singular northern region, The Splendid Table is an Italian cookbook for the nineties. It will take you from Parma, Bologna, Modena, Ravenna, and Ferrara to tiny villages in the foothills of the Apennines, from Renaissance banquet halls to the simplest of farmhouses, offering history, folklore, and substantive cooking tips along the way. Among the things you will find are: A 56-recipe pasta chapter including many never before seen in America. From fast and easy dishes such as Linguine with Braised Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar to a lasagne of chicken, pine nuts, and currants. A veal Parmigiano like no other-Pan-Fried Veal Chops with Tomato Marsala Sauce, the whole finished with curls of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. An array of meatless or almost meatless recipes. Grilled vegetables with maccheroni; a country dish of braised lentils with ribbons of pappardelle and crisp nubbins of pancetta; Tortellini of Artichokes and Mascarpone; or Fresh Tuna Adriatic Style. Straight out of the Renaissance but perfect for today, a sumptuous tortellini pie, ideal for important dinners and holidays. A salad of tart greens, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and Prosciutto di Parma with a warm garlic and balsamic dressing and many other antipasto dishes. Over thirty dessert recipes including Chestnut Ricotta Cheesecake and Torta Barozzi, a mysterious chocolate cake made at only one pastry shop in the entire region. "A Guide to Ingredients" that shares the secrets of how to select, use, and store the very best balsamic vinegars, olive oils, porcini mushrooms, Prosciutto di Parma, mortadella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, coppa, fresh herbs, and much more. Encounters with Lucrezia Borgia, Gioachino Rossini, Napoleon's Empress Marie Louise, Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Tebaldi, and Luciano Pavarotti, all characters in the epic of Emilia-Romagna. The Splendid Table is the Italian cookbook America has been waiting for a book firing our passion for Italian food while responding to our health concerns. It not only reveals Italy's best-kept culinary secret, the great cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, it is at the same time one of the most important teaching books of our era. Know it will become a good friend, well thumbed and lovingly stained over years of good cooking and good reading. 24 pages of finished dishes in full color. 200 recipes with wine and menu suggestions.
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1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List

Author: Mimi Sheraton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076118306X

Category: Cooking

Page: 1008

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The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.
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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.
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Deliciously Italian: From Sunday Supper To Special Occasions,101 Recipes To Share And Enjoy

Author: Stephen Moramarco,Federico Moramarco

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806537817

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Deliciously easy. . .Deliciously elegant. . .Deliciously Italian! In Italy, celebrating with a meal isn't reserved for special occasions--it's a way of life. In this delectable collection of recipes, father-and-son team Federico Moramarco and Stephen Moramarco have collected a mouthwatering selection of the finest Italian dishes for you to enjoy. • Shrimp and Lobster Meatballs • Panzanella • Stuffed Calamari • Orechiette with Potatoes and Arugula • Ravioli from scratch • Foie Gras Gnocchi • Pan Roasted Lamb with Black Olives • Drunken Pork Loin • Veal Piccata • Tiramisu • Ricotta Pie Nicolette • Sweet Ravioli with Cherry Custard Sauce From traditional family recipes that have been handed down for generations to culinary creations from renowned restaurants, such as Biba, Zazu, and Gramercy Tavern, this treasury of Italian fare will make every night a celebration. Share the secrets of food, love, and family Preparing and sharing a delicious meal is a simple yet meaningful way to spend time with your loved ones. In Deliciously Italian, authors Federico and Stephen Moramarco bring you a delightful collection of 101 tantalizing recipes--from family favorites to fabulous creations from the nation's most celebrated chefs--Tom Colicchio, Biba Caggiano, and Lynn Rosetto Kasper--and many more! Recipes such as: • Stuffed Artichokes (the Marinese family, Brindisi, Apulia) • Chicken Cacciatore (the Dellavecchia family, Nusco, Torrelledei Lombardy) • Limoncello (the Calavita family, Abruzzi) • Roasted Tomatoes with Polenta (Gramercy Tavern, New York City) • Rock Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Olive Oil (Biba, Sacramento) • Garlic Ice Cream (The Stinking Rose, San Francisco) Whether you're cooking the traditional favorites for comfort or updated classics for a crowd, Deliciously Italian offers up a collection of culinary delights that are sure to warm your heart and liven up your dinner table. Federico Moramarco has a love of Italian food that goes back to his childhood in Brooklyn. For years, he has cooked and savored the recipes that have been in his family for generations. In addition to his love of food, he is the editor of Poetry International, published by San Diego State University, where he is an English professor.
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Salt

A World History

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713734

Category: Cooking

Page: 484

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This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat--and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.
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International Night

A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*

Author: Mark Kurlansky,Talia Kurlansky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620400553

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical. Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe, and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book. International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side dishes, and dessert for each--one for every week of the year. Some are old favorites from Mark's repertoire, and others have been gleaned from research. Always, they are his own version, drawn from techniques he learned as a professional chef and from many years of talking to chefs, producers, and household cooks around the world. Despite these insights, every recipe is designed to be carried out--easily--by any amateur chef, and to be completed with the assistance of children. Mark and Talia invite you and your family into their kitchen, outfitted with overflowing packets of exotic spices and aromas of delicacies from Tanzania and Kazakhstan to Cuba and Norway. From there, recipes and toothsome morsels of cultural and historical information will fill your bellies and your minds, and transport you to countries all around the world.
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The Italian American Table

Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Author: Simone Cinotto

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252095014

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Best Food Book of 2014 by The Atlantic Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children. From generational conflicts resolved around the family table to a vibrant food-based economy of ethnic producers, importers, and restaurateurs, food was essential to the creation of an Italian American identity. Italian American foods offered not only sustenance but also powerful narratives of community and difference, tradition and innovation as immigrants made their way through a city divided by class conflict, ethnic hostility, and racialized inequalities. Drawing on a vast array of resources including fascinating, rarely explored primary documents and fresh approaches in the study of consumer culture, Cinotto argues that Italian immigrants created a distinctive culture of food as a symbolic response to the needs of immigrant life, from the struggle for personal and group identity to the pursuit of social and economic power. Adding a transnational dimension to the study of Italian American foodways, Cinotto recasts Italian American food culture as an American "invention" resonant with traces of tradition.
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