The Italian Table

With a resources section for Italian ingredients; headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions; and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation ...


Author: Elizabeth Minchilli

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9780847863761

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration--as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations--it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables. Menus and recipes include: Eating in the Market in Florence with Coward's Spaghetti and Pappa al Pomodoro; A Sunday Lunch in Emilia-Romagna with Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli, Vegetable Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast; and A Table by the Sea in Positano with Mozzarella on Grilled Lemon Leaves, Squid and Walnut Salad, and Jackie O's Spaghetti. With a resources section for Italian ingredients; headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions; and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation and the party itself, this is an essential guide for home cooks and those who love to entertain.

Food Wine The Italian Table

Light a grill and oil the grate. Grill lemon slices over moderately high heat until lightly charred on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 2. On a lightly oiled large baking sheet, stretch 1 ball of pizza dough to a 12-inch ...


Author: The Editors of Food & Wine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547850020

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 96

View: 651

The editors of Food & Wine Magazine present Food & Wine The Italian Table.

Vegano Italiano 150 Vegan Recipes from the Italian Table

POTATO AND BEAN SALAD Here I'm combining two ingredients that, for centuries, have formed the basis of the diet for ... Throughout the whole of Italy, they were a staple food on peasants' tables, because they cost so little and are so ...


Author: Rosalba Gioffré

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682680551

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 602

An authentic Italian cookbook featuring 100% plant-based recipes 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.

Once Upon an Italian Table

influx of American fast food establishments opening up in Italy. The term, slow food, humorously began when waiters and chefs began wearing aprons depicting a cute little caricature of a snail. The idea was to remind everyone, ...


Author: Jan Greco

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457503689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 383

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to through caution to the wind and truly follow your heart? Well, as they say, be careful what you wish for; one woman found out when she risked everything to start life anew, and ended up surrounded by Italians. Not being of Italian heritage definitely complicated an already impossible situation, but was ultimately responsible for helping her find her true self in the kitchen. With unquestionable aversion to the path suddenly before her, the reader is along for a humorous ride as she immerses herself in all things Italian, while attempting to blend a family of her own. For her ambitious efforts she not only earns a place at the table, but ends up with an Italian table of her own and the family of her dreams. Included are some favorite recipes, entertaining language lessons, and her secret for blending families. A native Southern Californian, Jan Greco's educational focus was in preparation for positions in the accounting profession. While raising her family and attending college, she also did assistant teaching of math and English in elementary schools. For twenty years she was controller and office manager for her husband's prominent mechanical contracting firm. They closed the business several years ago, and retired to a very different, unstructured lifestyle in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead. The peace and solitude of such a beautiful resort became the catalyst for recording the amazing journey of her second helping in life. She and her favorite Italian now divide their time between homes in the desert of La Quinta, and a community across from the harbor in Dana Point. All their children have remained close and well within driving distance of either residence so the whole family can be together whenever she sets her Italian table.


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


Author: Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684813257

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 468

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

The Italian Way

food fights But life around the Italian table is not always rosy; there are unappreciative guests, and all couples and families squabble from time to time. Maria told us that when each party is over and the guests are gone and the ...


Author: Douglas Harper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226317267

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 564

Outside of Italy, the country’s culture and its food appear to be essentially synonymous. And indeed, as The Italian Way makes clear, preparing, cooking, and eating food play a central role in the daily activities of Italians from all walks of life. In this beautifully illustrated book, Douglas Harper and Patrizia Faccioli present a fascinating and colorful look at the Italian table. The Italian Way focuses on two dozen families in the city of Bologna, elegantly weaving together Harper’s outsider perspective with Faccioli’s intimate knowledge of the local customs. The authors interview and observe these families as they go shopping for ingredients, cook together, and argue over who has to wash the dishes. Throughout, the authors elucidate the guiding principle of the Italian table—a delicate balance between the structure of tradition and the joy of improvisation. With its bite-sized history of food in Italy, including the five-hundred-year-old story of the country’s cookbooks, and Harper’s mouth-watering photographs, The Italian Way is a rich repast—insightful, informative, and inviting.

The Italian American Heritage

I do think there's a parallel between the Catholic Church Communion and what's going on at the Italian table—the ritualism of Italian culture—but in point of fact, one has to say that Italian food preparation predates Christianity.


Author: Pellegrino A D'Acierno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000525557

Category: Social Science

Page: 844

View: 733

First published in 1999. The many available scholarly works on Italian-Americans are perhaps of little practical help to the undergraduate or high school student who needs background information when reading contemporary fiction with Italian characters, watching films that require a familiarity with Italian Americans, or looking at works of art that can be fully appreciated only if one understands Italian culture. This basic reference work for non-specialists and students offers quick insights and essential, easy-to-grasp information on Italian-American contributions to American art, music, literature, motion pictures and cultural life. This rich legacy is examined in a collection of original essays that include portrayals of Italian characters in the films of Francis Coppola, Italian American poetry, the art of Frank Stella, the music of Frank Zappa, a survey of Italian folk customs and an analysis of the evolution of Italian-American biography. Comprising 22 lengthy essays written specifically for this volume, the book identifies what is uniquely Italian in American life and examines how Italian customs, traditions, social mores and cultural antecedents have wrought their influence on the American character. Filled with insights, observations and ethnic facts and fictions, this volume should prove to be a valuable source of information for scholars, researchers and students interested in pinpointing and examining the cultural, intellectual and social influence of Italian immigrants and their successors.

The Italian American Cookbook

S p a g h etti Aglio e Olio In s a l a t a Capres A CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN - AMERICAN FOOD mericans love Italian food . ... Figs and Prosciutto with Gorgonzola -Todd English , author of The Olives Table and The Figs Table Shrimp and ...


Author: John Mariani

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1558321667

Category: Cooking

Page: 451

View: 515

All the classics in lighter versions made with the freshest of ingredients.

Eating My Way Through Italy

Unthinkable. Eating My Way Through Italy, celebrates the differences in the world’s favorite cuisine. Divided geographically, Eating My Way Through Italy looks at all the different aspects of Italian food culture.


Author: Elizabeth Minchilli

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250133052

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 312

A cultural and culinary celebration of everything that makes Italian cuisine great, from Rome’s resident gastronomic expert After a lifetime of living and eating in Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli is an expert on the city's cuisine. While she’s proud to share everything she knows about Rome, she now wants to show her devoted readers that the rest of Italy is a culinary treasure trove just waiting to be explored. Far from being a monolithic gastronomic culture, each region of Italy offers its own specialties. While fava beans mean one thing in Rome, they mean an entirely different thing in Puglia. Risotto in a Roman trattoria? Don’t even consider it. Visit Venice and not eat cichetti? Unthinkable. Eating My Way Through Italy, celebrates the differences in the world’s favorite cuisine. Divided geographically, Eating My Way Through Italy looks at all the different aspects of Italian food culture. Whether it’s pizza in Naples, deep fried calamari in Venice, anchovies in Amalfi, an elegant dinner in Milan, gathering and cooking capers on Pantelleria, or hunting for truffles in Umbria each chapter includes, not just anecdotes, personal stories and practical advice, but also recipes that explore the cultural and historical references that make these subjects timeless. For anyone who follows Elizabeth on her blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, read her previous book Eating Rome, or used her brilliant phone app Eat Italy to dine well, Eating My Way Through Italy, is a must.

The Italian Diabetes Cookbook

Italians love soups! They are a hallmark of the cucina casalinga, or housewife's kitchen, which is the backbone of the modern Italian table. This book offers a variety of soup styles and flavors from all over Italy.


Author: Amy Riolo

Publisher: American Diabetes Association

ISBN: 9781580405652

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 498

"This book will help the reader see that Italian food is not off limits for people with diabetes. It will help change the way Italian cuisine is viewed abroad, and demonstrate ways in which traditional Italian food can be part of a diabetes-friendly eating plan"--