Italian Cookery
The Tucci Cookbook: Family, Friends and Food
The Tucci Cookbook
Family, Friends and Food
Hardcover      ISBN: 1451661258

The Tucci Family brings wine pairings, updated recipes, gorgeous photography, and family memories to a new generation of Italian food lovers.

There is some truth to the old adage "Most of the world eats to live, but Italians live to eat."

What is it about a good Italian supper that feels like home, no matter where you're from? Heaping plates of steaming pasta . . . crisp fresh vegetables . . . simple hearty soups . . . sumptuous stuffed meats . . . all punctuated with luscious, warm confections.

For acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci, teasing our taste buds in classic foodie films such as Big Night and Julie & Julia was a logical progression from a childhood filled with innovative homemade Italian meals: decadent Venetian Seafood Salad; rich and gratifying Lasagna Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese; spicy Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna; delicate Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Rosemary; fruity Roast Duck with Fresh Figs; flavorful Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust; savory Eggplant and Zucchini Casserole with Potatoes; buttery Plum and Polenta Cake; and yes, of course, the legendary Timpano.

Featuring nearly 200 irresistible recipes, perfectly paired with delicious wines, The Tucci Cookbook is brimming with robust flavors, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs, and engaging, previously untold stories from the family's kitchen.

Tuscany Favourite Recipes: Traditional Cooking
Tuscany Favourite Recipes
Traditional Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 8895218930

Panzanella, bruschetta, and cecina to start. Pappa al pomodoro, ribollita soup, and pappardelle pasta in boar ragout as first courses, followed by mains like sliced Chiana beef tagliata, cacciucco alla livornese chowder, and salt cod. And closing on a sweet note: cantucci cookies, ricciarelli, zuccotto, and panforte pastries. The thirty traditional recipes in this volume tell the story of Tuscan cuisine, with its strong, confident flavours that come not only from the gentle hills but also from the mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Tuscany in the Kitchen: 30 Recipes That Are Too Good to Miss!
Tuscany in the Kitchen
30 Recipes That Are Too Good to Miss!
Hardcover      ISBN: 8867531107

-A look at Tuscan traditions and ingredients in the kitchen, with recipes from real people (instead of chefs), carrying on their culinary heritage day by day -Includes 30 recipes Tuscany is home to Florence, the Renaissance, stunning landscapes, great wines - and food. Simple, slow cooked, made with the finest ingredients, locally sourced. Maite and Marie collect 30 traditional recipes, combined with 40 of Mau's delicious photographs, and published at an affordable price. Now the best of Tuscan food is within easy reach of any home cook.

Vegano Italiano: 150 Vegan Recipes from the Italian Table
Vegano Italiano
150 Vegan Recipes from the Italian Table
Paperback      ISBN: 1682680541

The Italian table, from north to south, has always borne minestrone, bean soups, bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil, pastas with vegetable sauces, preserves, fruit. These dishes, typical of the Mediterranean diet, are all also entirely compatible with the vegan point of view. Vegano Italiano celebrates these dishes and more, with recipes including:

  • Crostini with Marinated Zucchini
  • Spaghetti with Wild Asparagus
  • Cream of Pumpkin and Potato Soup with Chestnuts
  • Cherry Strudel

Seasonal, mouth-watering, and fun, these recipes will let the whole family experiment with new dishes, reinvent old favorites, and get the most out of local, seasonal ingredients.

Venezia in Cucina/The Flavours of Venice
Venezia in Cucina/The Flavours of Venice
Hardcover      ISBN: 8895218426
Venice has always been a bustling trade city. Its cuisine is the most profound expression of a territorial identity and was not immune to contaminations by other cultures. The need to preserve food during long sea journeys and strong links with the Far East—the origin of the city’s imported spices—generated recipes with unexpected flavours.

Nonetheless, the flavour of Venetian dishes reveals something more than its commercial past. To discover its complexities you must sail to the lagoon’s islands, where the restaurants offer authentic traditional Venetian cuisine. VENEZIA IN CUCINA captures the essence and inspiration of many of those native Venetian dishes, including everything from antipasti and entrees to wine pairings and delectable desserts.
Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking
Venice
Four Seasons of Home Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847863182
A dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest "hidden" regional cuisine by the author of the bestselling and groundbreaking cookbook Polpo

Returning to the city of his gastronomic inspiration, Norman Russell immerses himself in the authentic recipes and culinary traditions of Venice and the Veneto in one hundred recipes showcasing the simple but exquisite flavors of La Serenissima. He documents one magical year learning and fine-tuning the specialties and everyday comfort foods of la cucina veneziana in a rustic kitchen in a neighborhood far from the tourist crowds -- where washing hangs across the narrow streets and some houses still rely on a communal well for water.
Russell lovingly reproduces true Venetian recipes with authentic ingredients very different from the globalized tourist fare in the city's restaurants. The book is structured by season highlighting the ever-changing produce available in Venice's buzzing market stalls throughout the year. Included are Venetian favorites such as asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter, butternut risotto, arancini, rabbit cacciatore, warm duck salad with walnuts and beets, scallops with lemon and peppermint, and warm octopus salad.
Russell also affords a rare and intimate glimpse into Venice: its hidden architectural gems, secret places, embedded history, the color and energy of daily life and the characters that make this city so enchanting
Verdure: Vegetable Recipes from the American Academy in Rome
Verdure
Vegetable Recipes from the American Academy in Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 1936941031

Until 2007, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome--arguably, the most prestigious prize awarded to archaeologists, painters, architects, scholars, and artists--had one huge drawback: the food. The dining room, ideally a place for Fellows to gather and for disciplines to "cross-pollinate," was catered by an outside company whose dreadful food was to be avoided at all costs. But when AAR President Chatfield-Taylor asked Alice Waters to help, Waters famously responded, "That depends. What do you want, better food--or a revolution?" Fatefully and without hesitation, Chatfield-Taylor replied, "A revolution." And a revolution was ignited.

A year later later, the ideals (local, seasonal, organic, sustainable) were implemented and the kitchen was up and running, with Chez Panisse alums Mona Talbott and Christopher Boswell as chefs. In a matter of days, not only were the Fellows filling the tables at lunch and dinner, they were gathered 'round the blackboard at 11am, anxiously waiting for the daily menus to be posted. The press wasn't far behind:

"In a town where residents talk a lot about food, the new food at the academy quickly became the talk of Rome, and a dinner invitation became a coveted commodity."--The New York Times

Seven years later, Verdure is the RSFP's fourth cookbook (following Biscotti, Zuppe, Pasta). It is perhaps the ideal collaboration among the kitchen and the Academy garden, the artisan producers, and the organic farmers who provide the impeccable raw ingredients used in each dish. (Some are even foraged by the academy's fellows in field trips to local meadows and forests.) Its 92 recipes are arranged seasonally; week by week, it can be used to navigate the harvest of the farmer's market. Frugality is a consideration: the RSFP kitchen feeds a group, and cost is a consideration (beans, grains, and greens take a starring role). Maximizing flavor is paramount (consider the lowly onion, risen to new heights in a sweet and sour sauce). Every recipe appears simple and is easy to execute, but rises far, far above the fundamental.