Following her hugely popular RTE TV series, ʿCatherine's Italian Kitchenʾ, and her latest show, ʿCatherine's Roman Holidayʾ, Catherine Fulvio presents her personal collection of recipes to brighten up Irish kitchens with delicious flavours of Italy. This wonderful selection of vibrant recipes, influenced by Catherine's long summers spent at her home in Sicily, have been gathered from Italian friends and her husband's family in Sicily and Rome, and perfected at her Wicklow cookery school. With over 100 dishes for all levels of cooks, including familiar recipes with a twist - pizzas, pastas and risotto - as well as the unfamiliar - homemade limoncello, a traditional lemon liqueur, or Stromboli, a mouth-watering bread filled with mozzarella and pancetta, from the volcanic island off the coast of Sicily. So, expect the passion of Sicilian cooking, the heartiness of Roman fare, along with tasty treats from Tuscany, Naples and Venice. Catherine's infectious enthusiasm for food pervades every recipe as she leads you through your Italian cooking experience. Featuring photography of spectacular Sicilian and Roman scenery taken from the TV series, this is truly Italian food for an Irish kitchen. Buon Appetito!
Good food is an integral part of the Italian way of life and Italian cooks have traditionally relied on local ingredients. The recipes in this collection range from regional specialities to popular modern classics.'
Author : Darina Allen
ISBN : 9780857836076
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 58.48 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
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When Ballymaloe's doors opened to students in 1983 there were 15 courses available. Now there are over 100, reflected in the recipes collected here, including curing meat, making gluten-free meals and sushi as well as learning forgotten skills like producing butter and cheese and beekeeping. The book chronicles how the school has been at the forefront of cooking and food trends since its inception, from Darina's championing of the Slow Food movement and her highlighting the importance of using local, seasonal and fresh produce to installing a wood-burning oven and expanding its gardens so students can learn the importance of eating less meat and more veg and preserving heirloom varieties of produce. A fascinating insight into Ballymaloe, this is also a history of food over the past thirty years, from a time when Darina couldn't get anything other than pre-packaged, grated Parmesan cheese to one where a local producer makes his own mozzarella.
Charmers and Chancers tells the stories about the many famous and infamous people whom Ive met and often interviewed during my fifty-year media career. It also includes a lot of personal and family history.
With a bounty of regional Italian dishes, the authors of La Tavola Italiana serve up “inspiration for the mind as well as for the kitchen” (Booklist). Italian cooking draws its inspiration from the roll call of seasonal ingredients that pass through its kitchens, and in this splendid volume Diane Darrow and Tom Maresca share the simple secrets of making the most of the best fresh, top-of-the-season foods from farm and woodland, lake and sea. The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen presents two hundred recipes according to the four seasons and the traditional courses of the Italian meal: antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno, dolce. All are wed (as they always are in Italy) to the wines that best match them, and the recipes have been tested and adapted to seasonal ingredients readily available in the United States. Richly stocked with delightful anecdotes and culinary lore gathered from the authors’ long love affair with Italy, they invite both amateur and expert to experience the Italian genius for making the most of the moment. “If you can read or even browse through this book without running straight to the kitchen, you’ve got more willpower than we do.” —The Wine Investors “Italian cookbooks abound, and some of these dishes will be familiar, but the authors’ text is well written and informed, and there are some unusual regional specialties here, too.” —Library Journal
Massimo Montanari draws readers into the far-flung story of how local and global influences came to flavor Italian identity. The fusion of ancient Roman cuisine—which consisted of bread, wine, and olives—with the barbarian diet—rooted in bread, milk, and meat—first formed the basics of modern eating across Europe. From there, Montanari highlights the importance of the Italian city in the development of gastronomic taste in the Middle Ages, the role of Arab traders in positioning the country as the supreme producers of pasta, and the nation's healthful contribution of vegetables to the fifteenth-century European diet. Italy became a receiving country with the discovery of the New World, absorbing corn, potatoes, and tomatoes into its national cuisine. As disaster dispersed Italians in the nineteenth century, new immigrant stereotypes portraying Italians as "macaroni eaters" spread. However, two world wars and globalization renewed the perception of Italy and its culture as unique in the world, and the production of food constitutes an important part of that uniqueness.
Following the success of Catherine's Italian Kitchen, Catherine Fulvio now invites you into her kitchen at Ballyknocken House. This is Catherine in her element: doing practical cooking, geared to our busy modern lives - and truly delicious.