Cristina's Tuscan Table
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Cristina's Tuscan Table

by Cristina Cook
     
 

Cristina's Restaurant is a charming European-style bistro nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Cristina's serves up its exquisite fare to celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and cosmopolitan travelers who have made Sun Valley their personal retreat. Influenced by rural Tuscany where Cristina grew up, the food is elegant,

Overview

Cristina's Restaurant is a charming European-style bistro nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Cristina's serves up its exquisite fare to celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and cosmopolitan travelers who have made Sun Valley their personal retreat. Influenced by rural Tuscany where Cristina grew up, the food is elegant, unpretentious, impeccably presented, and freshly seasonal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423600640
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/10/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Smashed Tomato Caesar

Serves 6

6 large, ripe tomatoes, cut in chunks

6 romaine hearts, torn

3 cups croutons

1 1/2 cups grated parmigiano

salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

anchovy fillets, for garnish (optional)

6 lemon wedges, for garnish

Prepare caesar dressing and refrigerate until ready to use. In a salad bowl, smash tomatoe chunks with a fork, reserving all juice.

To serve, pour one cup caesar dressing into bowl with tomatoes, add torn romaine, croutons, one cup parmigiano, and toss. Adjust for salt and pepper. Garnish with anchovy fillets, lemon wedges, and remaing parmigiano.

Meet the Author

Cristina Ceccatelli Cook grew up in Italy on her family's estate in Tuscany. She is the founder and owner of Cristina's Restaurant in SunValley, which she opened in 1993. She is also the author of the cookbook Cristina's of Sun Valley.

As President of CBS News and Fox News for twenty years, Van Gordon Sauter is a legend in broadcast television. He lives in Ketchum, Idaho.

Kirsten Shultz is an award-winning photographer whose editorial work has been internationally published. She is based in the Sun Valley area, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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