Jamie Oliver celebrates his favourite Italian food - and shows you how to cook bellissimo dishes in the comfort of your own home - in his latest bestselling cookbook.
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With chapters on antipasti, salad, soup, meat, pasta, fish, rice and dumplings, bread and pastry and desserts, Jamie provides step-by-step recipes for the likes of classic carbonara, baked risotto pie and limoncello tiramisu.
The recipes can be quick or slow to make and Jamie offers his unique twists on some of the traditional favourites.
Gino D'Acampo's latest TV series finds the popular chef heading to the Italian coast to sample some of the incredible meals that hail from this beautiful area. This tie-in cookbook shows you how to recreate the delicious flavours of this area in your own home.
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Gino has visited the Aeolian Islands, Calabria, Campania, Capri, Lazio, Tuscany and Elba on his latest jaunt and this book showcases recipes from each one.
Gino provides step-by-step instructions for making them all and among those you can make are antipasti and soups, pasta, gnocchi and risotto and, of course, pizza and breads.
Gino D'ACampo is one of the nation's favourite chefs and in his latest cookbook he will show you how to cook like a true Italian - on a budget!
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He explains how to shop smart and store food and how to make the most of your fridge and freezer. He also explains the basics that every Italian keeps on hand in their kitchen storecupboard. There are over 100 simple meals to make and they're all nutritious and full of flavour.
From the heart of Italy, these feel-food recipes will delight the entire family and among the dishes covered are a delicious pasta with cherry tomato sauce, pancetta and pecorino Romano and the timeless classic of spaghetti carbonara.
Everyone loves pizza - and this book is the perfect addition to your kitchen shelf when it comes to creating your own.
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Bringing the taste of Italy into your household, the book shows how pizza is a very versatile and delicious dish - from the conventional Neapolitan version to Calzones, they're a favourite around the world.
Bursting with contemporary ideas that use fresh and readily available ingredients, the recipes are fun to make - and even better to eat! A great cookbook for pizza lovers.
Tucked away in a backstreet of London's edgy Soho district, POLPO is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated bacaro where Russell Norman serves up dishes from the back streets of Venice. A far cry from the tourist-trap eateries of the famous floating city, this kind of cooking is unfussy, innovative and exuberantly delicious. The 140 recipes in the book include caprese stacks; zucchini shoestring fries; asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter; butternut risotto; arancini, rabbit cacciatore; warm duck salad with wet walnuts and beets; crispy baby pizzas with prosciutto and rocket; scallops with lemon and peppermint; mackerel tartare; linguine with clams; whole sea bream; warm octopus salad; soft-shell crab in Parmesan batter with fennel salad; walnut and honey semifreddo; tiramisu; fizzy bellinis and glasses of bright orange spritz. With luminescent photography by Jenny Zarins, which captures the unfrequented corners, the bustling bacari and the sublime waterways of Venice, POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest hidden cuisine.
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As people the world over know, pasta's huge variety of shapes, textures and flavours make it the perfect basis for every type of meal. In Gino's Pasta Gino D'Acampo, the master of modern Italian cooking, celebrates his homeland's most famous food export with an inspirational collection of 100 mouth-watering recipes that includes classics such as carbonara, puttanesca and ragu alla bologonese, as well as new twists on old favourites such as lasagne, macaroni and spaghetti vongole. Divided into six chapters - Fresh and Filled Pasta, Dried Pasta, Baked Pasta, Like Mama Used to Make, Pasta on the Go, and Pasta for those with Allergies - it includes everything from comforting baked pasta dishes, to spicy seafood and healthy vegetarian options, even desserts! Including an introduction by nutritionist Juliette Kellow explaining the many health benefits of pasta - it is a low-salt, low GI food - each recipe has been nutritionally analysed, demonstrating that pasta is not the fattening option it was once thought to be and can be enjoyed at every meal.
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Ever since working at the River Cafe for Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, Jamie Oliver has had a serious passion for Italian food. Now, ten years later, Italy and its wonderful flavours continue to have a major influence on his food and cooking. In "Jamie's Italy", Jamie travels this famously gastronomic country paying homage to the classic dishes of each region and searching for new ideas to bring home. The result is a sensational collection of Italian recipes, old and new, that will ensure Italy's influence reaches us all. Jamie's book will transport you to Italy or at least bring Italy home to you.
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For most kids, mums and dads, pasta is the best food in the world! It's tasty and nutritious, easy, quick and economical to cook, and even better, comes in lots of fun shapes! Here is Annabel Karmel's ultimate collection of pasta dishes, with 100 recipes for the whole family and for every day of the week. With separate sections on pasta for babies (it's a good way of introducing texture), toddlers (pasta makes a fantastic standby supper) and families and older children, the book features fuss-free ideas to make your life easier. With colour photos, simple instructions, clear indication of cooking and preparation times, and symbols throughout to show which recipes are suitable for babies and younger children, this is the ultimate pasta cookbook for families everywhere.
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The Silver Spoon, the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a brand new revised edition.
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Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic, selling over one million copies in eight editions. Considered essential in every household, it continues to be one Italy's the most popular wedding presents. The Silver Spoon was first conceived and published by Domus, Italy's famed design and architectural magazine.
Its over 2000 recipes are illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and contains a new section of menus by celebrated chefs cooking traditional Italian food.
In this exquisitely designed and photographed volume, Britain's favourite Italian chef brings forth the work of a lifetime: combining old Locatelli family stories and recipes with the contemporary must-have dishes from his celebrated London restaurants. 'I am an Italian chef who has cooked in Paris and come of age in London,' says Giorgio Locatelli. 'Innovative, imaginative food is what people expect from me, but everything I do has its roots in classical, regional Italian cooking.' This is the book that fans of Locatelli have been waiting for ever since he first made his name at Zafferano. The recent opening of Locanda Locatelli, widely regarded as one of the most exciting restaurants in London, has fuelled interest in this master chef. Locatelli lights up Locanda with his big, welcoming personality, seamlessly marrying style with an all-Italian mission simply to bring people together at the table to share food, relax and enjoy good company and conversation. In the same way, his delight in food shines through on every page of this exciting new book. Whether he is reminiscing about the dishes of his native Lombardy, suggesting a starter combining the simplest and freshest ingredients, or explaining how to make the ultimate risotto, Locatelli transports the reader into his own kitchen to savour the real tastes of Italy. Full of the insight and historical detail you might expect from a food writer, combined with the hands-on expertise of a top chef, peppered with evocative stories, and funny and often outspoken observations on the state of food today, this is the contemporary Italian food bible, from the acknowledged master of modern Italian cooking.
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Antonio Carluccio is the Godfather of Italian food and his passion for pasta is complemented by his extensive knowledge. This book collects 100 of his delicious pasta recipes, from the quick to the complicated, traditional to modern, light summery recipes to hearty baked dishes. Everybody loves pasta and this book will ensure that you have a recipe for every occasion.
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Marcella Hazan is widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian cookery writers in the world and "The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking" is her masterpiece, now reissued with a gorgeous new cover design. Aimed at cooks of every level, be they beginners or accomplished chefs, it is an accessible and comprehensive guide to authentic Italian cuisine and should find a place in the kitchen library of anyone who is passionate about good food. "Has yet to be bettered ...my copy is splattered with gnocchi, tomato sauce, gravy and oil, but I wouldn't replace it for the world. It does what it says on the tin, and more". (Kate Colquhoun, "The Best 50 Cookbooks", "Independent"). "'Brilliant". (Heston Blumenthal). "There are dozens of Italian cookbooks on the market, but "The Essentials Of Classic Italian Cooking" is the only one you need to buy. No glossy photos; just 700 pages of wonderful recipes and instruction in basics such as bread-making. And all with the kind of detailed teaching left out of books that give more space to pictures than to text. A classic". ("Guardian"). "Truly indispensable". (Nigel Slater).
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In the follow-up to his acclaimed Made in Italy, Britain's favourite Italian chef embarks on a gastronomic tour of Sicily, a beautiful, sun-drenched isle with a rich and unique culture. When Giorgio Locatelli was about ten years old, and had scarcely holidayed outside his native northern Italy, he was captivated by tales of beautiful seas, idyllic beaches and a different way of life, recounted by the few intrepid local friends who had been to Sicily. Some twenty years later he finally visited the island for the first time and, seeing it through the eyes of a chef, he recalls, 'I was completely blown away. It was so green and gorgeous, the whole island was a garden of wheat and vegetable fields, orange and lemon groves, olive groves and vineyards!' Now he is producing his own olive oil on the island and the Locatelli family spend a part of every summer there. 'Sicily has had a big influence on the way I cook,' says Giorgio. 'I have always loved simplicity, but there, you have true simplicity. You have no preconceptions, you have a knife and some salt and pepper and then you go out and see what is in the market. It is such a natural way of cooking that makes you feel so free.' This follow-up book to Made in Italy explores the ingredients and history and introduces you to some of the cooks, fishermen and growers that make Sicily what it is, with regional recipes ranging from insalata di rinforzo, a famous island salad made with cauliflower, to four kinds of caponata, pasta with anchovies and breadcrumbs, Sicilian couscous, and the celebrated dessert, cassata. 'When people talk about Sicilian cooking,' says Giorgio, 'they always speak about the influences from the Greeks, the Arabs, the Spanish! but I really believe the biggest influence is the land and the sea. They determine the produce, which has stayed the same, throughout all the cultural changes. What grows together, goes together, as my grandmother used to say, and it is the simple combinations of beautiful ingredients that makes Sicilian food special.'
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Gennaro shows that good family cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking for a soup, a salad, a quick pasta dish, a slow-cooked Sunday lunch or something for a special occasion, this book has the recipes for you. Everyday dishes such as Trofie pasta with green beans and basil, Ricotta dumplings and Beetroot salad sit alongside special occasion meals such as Rack of lamb with artichokes, Roast chicken with lemon and herbs and Homemade ravioli. There are dishes for all ages, with plenty of recipes for kids, including pizzas and simple pasta dishes, and lots of ideas for getting the children involved with the cooking. Gorgeous desserts such as Summer fruit jellies, Coffee meringues and a delicious trifle, and traditional Italian preserves such as Preserved peaches and Small filled peppers make this book irresistible.
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Gastronomy of Italy - the seminal work on Italian food, first published in the 1990s - is revised and updated and illustrated with new photography. This classic book leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of Italian gastronomy. Anna Del Conte, the doyenne of Italian cooking, defines the country's regions, ingredients, dishes and techniques for a new generation in her comprehensive explanation of its culinary terms. This simple A-Z format covers all elements of Italian gastronomy from abbacchio to zuppe inglese. There are over 200 recipes, including the great dishes from every major region of Italy. Variations on the classics - pasta, polenta, gnocchi, risotto and pizzas - sit alongside Anna's recipes for versions of Italian favourites, such as peperonata, lamb fricassee, ossobuco and less well-known regional specialities. Specially commissioned photographs of the dishes, ingredients and techniques along with maps of the regions, makes this a truly unique and invaluable book. Word count: 197,000
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This book presents a selection of 40 recipes adapted from "The Silver Spoon" by a specially commissioned expert on children's food. The recipes have been chosen for their simple instructions, fresh and healthy ingredients and delicious flavour, and are guaranteed to appeal to the fussiest of children. Each recipe is presented with a short introduction about the origins of the dish, fascinating facts about the ingredients and the Italian culinary culture. There is also information on seasons, ingredients and basic cooking techniques to foster a lifetime love of good food. A specialist in the field of children's food and nutrition has selected the recipes to ensure they are well balanced, safe and perfect for children to use. The book is fully illustrated throughout, using specially commissioned illustrations to add a lively and charming feel and finished photographs of the finished dish. "The Silver Spoon for Children" makes cooking fun, clear and accessible for children aged 10 and up.
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In the fifth book of The Delia Collection, Delia teaches us how to cook authentic Italian dishes successfully. Old favourites and new recipes combine to make this a definitive guide to cooking and eating Italian food. Having worked in Italy in her twenties Delia has loved Italian food ever since, and here the reader will find authentic dishes adapted for today's cook. For dedicated Delia followers, this book provides an easily accessible library of popular favourites, and her inimitable style and flair for teaching will make this a must-have in any kitchen. Over 50 delicious recipes with advice and tips on cooking in the Italian way, and easy-to-follow instructions, ensure that each dish comes out perfect, every time. Delia is a publishing phenomenon with sales of more than 18 million cookery books. This series is the first time her recipes have been arranged by subject.
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Celebrated as the world's first mozzarella bar, Obika presents a collection of simply prepared Italian recipes that combine Italy's finest artisanal ingredients with innovative presentations. Obika-a Sicilian expression meaning "here we are"-was founded in Rome in 2004 as the first mozzarella bar, with every dish prepared in full view of the diner. Known for presenting traditional Italian products in a clear and contemporary way, Obika has since expanded worldwide with more than twenty restaurants in Italy, England, Japan, and the United States. With over one hundred recipes, the book is organized as a series of ideal menus consisting of various dishes made with Italy's classic regional ingredients sourced from artisanal producers. The recipes are accompanied by suggested wine pairings tailored to fit Obika's signature mozzarella combinations, salads, the first and second courses, desserts, and its iconic oval pizzas made with slow-rising yeast.
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This is a comprehensive and fully illustrated identification guide to all kinds of dried and fresh pasta with complete details on how to select and use them.
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This title features more than 30 recipes, including classic sauces such as Fettuccine all'Afredo and Capelli d'Angelo with Lobster, stuffed pastas such as Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, and baked pasta dishes such as Shellfish Lasagne and Macaroni with Four Cheeses. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for preparing and cooking pasta of all types, with serving suggestions and professional hints and tips.
It features step-by-step photographs and a beautiful picture of each finished dish. More than just a cookbook, this is a comprehensive guide to pasta, from selecting and making the many varieties to serving perfect dishes every time.
Bestselling TV cook Bill Granger brings his trademark fresh flavours and easy-going recipes to the well-loved food of Italy. The cornerstone of Bill's cooking is also the cornerstone of the best of Italian cuisine: simple, flavoursome dishes with short ingredient lists and uncomplicated methods, centred on ingredients that are easy to find and needn't be expensive.
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And better yet, those ingredients don't have to just be tomato, mozzarella and basil, the usual suspects of Italian cooking, but neither do they need to be deli-sourced truffles or champagne-priced olive oil. Bill offers a bold new twist on this hugely popular cuisine.
Bill shows you how to take common ingredients from your supermarket and achieve healthy and satisfying Italian-inspired dishes. Divided into themed chapters - from quick and easy suppers and deliciously stress-free meals for friends, to no-fuss oven-baked comfort food, lazy weekend food and big Italian-style get-togethers - Bill's Italian Food will bring fresh ideas to your kitchen.
"Pasta Artigiana" has a recipe for any occasion, from simple and rustic to elegant and refined. Second generation Italian chef, Nino Zoccali shares a lifetime of delectable pasta recipes from hearty soups to indulgent filled pasta (tortellini, ravioli) and even pasta-based desserts. With more than 80 authentic recipes and a range of basic pasta doughs, sugos and sauces, "Pasta Artigiana" is as practical as it is beautiful and will become an essential kitchen companion for anyone who loves to cook and eat pasta. This title features: more than 80 authentic, easy to follow recipes with hints and tips throughout; chapters on pasta in soups, dried pasta, fresh pasta, filled pasta, baked pasta and sweet pasta; and, includes recipes for sugos, sauces and stocks that will become an established part of your repertoire.
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This is an enticing collection of pasta and pizza recipes from Italy, including classic dishes such as Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Stuffed Cannelloni and Pizza alla Margarita. It includes full instructions for making fresh pasta, by hand or machine, and perfect pizza bases. All the recipes are clearly pictured with step-by-step illustrations, and a photograph of every finished dish, to help ensure success every time. Italian cuisine is known throughout the world for its hearty ingredients and simple cooking techniques. Pizzas and pasta dishes epitomize this traditional approach to cooking, and they have become Italy's most popular culinary export. This book contains over 60 recipes for a wonderful range of pizzas, breads and pasta dishes, providing an unbeatable collection for all lovers of Italian food. Each recipe is illustrated with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and essential cooking techniques. All the classic dishes are included, from Linguine with Pesto Sauce to the popular Four Seasons Pizza and the simple Mozzarella and Anchovy Pizza.
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Anyone who has strolled around Venice in search of something to eat will have come across cicchetti. They are served in bars, bacari and other eateries from late morning onwards and are the Venetian equivalent of Italian antipasti, Spanish tapas, French canapes, Thai street food or English finger food. Cicchetti are irresistible little morsels full of local flavour. Made using traditional methods and produce, these meat, seafood, and vegetable treats are the best of Italian cooking in miniature. Cicchetti is a comprehensive collection of authentic and innovative recipes that will set your taste buds tingling.
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A season-by-season guide to cooking vegetables the Italian way Contains more than 400 authentic, delicious and good-value vegetable recipes from the Silver Spoon kitchen. Organised by season, recipes are accompanied by specially commissioned photographs and short texts discussing every vegetable Cooking with vegetables is the perfect way to eat healthily, economically, locally and sustainably. Includes advice about vegetable varieties, storage and preparation, a seasonal calendar and how-to-grow tips to help you get the best from every season.
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