Author(s): HARRIS VALENTINA
This book presents traditional food and cooking in 25 authentic dishes. You can explore the culinary delights of Tuscany in 25 classic recipes presented in a stylish gift book. It features a wide range of dishes, from soups, antipasti and pasta to fish and shellfish, poultry, meat, vegetables and cakes and desserts. The introduction offers a concise overview of this best-loved cuisine, as well as insightful information on annual festivals, and a guide to the main ingredients of the region. It is illustrated with gorgeous photographs by Martin Brigdale of every finished dish. From the rugged mountains in the north-east and the Chianti vineyards around Siena to the verdant Arno river valley and fertile coastal strip of Maremma, the region of Tuscany produces a wealth of fine local produce, wonderful wines, rich olive oil and the much-prized truffle. Through the centuries these signature ingredients have been transformed into countless dishes by generations of cooks. This collection of recipes features such classic dishes as Tuscan Bean and Cabbage Soup; La Panzanella, Vincisgrassi; and the irresistible fruit and nut cake, Panforte.With beautiful photography, step-by-step recipe instructions, and cook's tips, this recipe book is a delightful introduction to Tuscan food and will please anyone interested in producing mouthwatering food to impress friends and family alike.
Valentina Harris descended from the Renaissance family Sforza and grew up in Italy. She studied at the Scuola di Alta Cucina Cordon Bleu School in Rome. From there she moved to London and in 1984 published her first book, Perfect Pasta. Since then Valentina has written over 20 books on Italian cooking and regularly features on television and radio.