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Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life
     

Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life

by Tessa Kiros
 

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No one does beautiful cookbooks quite like Tessa Kiros, and her track record of more than 700,000 books sold worldwide speaks for itself.
In her latest book, much-loved author Tessa Kiros celebrates the heritage of Italy, the country she has chosen to call home. This beautifully feminine book is a tribute to the women in our lives -- mothers, mothers-in-law,

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No one does beautiful cookbooks quite like Tessa Kiros, and her track record of more than 700,000 books sold worldwide speaks for itself.
In her latest book, much-loved author Tessa Kiros celebrates the heritage of Italy, the country she has chosen to call home. This beautifully feminine book is a tribute to the women in our lives -- mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers -- and the important lessons we learn from them. After such celebrated titles as Apples for Jam and Falling Cloudberries, this is Tessa Kiros's best book yet, written from the heart and celebrating the best of Italy.

With more than 100 accessible and delicious recipes, ranging from robust family dishes to quirky cakes and old-fashioned preserves, this book is a precious heirloom to treasure. The chapters are based on rooms and items in the home, such as the bread oven; vegetable patch; snack box; pasta pot; meat, fish, and chicken in the dining room; and the ice box. Recipes include: Basil Liqueur, Sweet Pizza, Artichoke and Herb Soup, Potato and Truffle Purses, Roast Rabbit with Grapes, Chickpeas with Prawns, Marmalade Cake, and Cappuccino Ice Cream.

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Publishers Weekly
Hundreds of cookbooks are published each year but only a handful of them truly transport the reader into another time and place. Here Kiros (Falling Cloudberries) does just that, whisking readers off to Italy, where they're welcomed into the kitchens of a number of Italian matriarchs to discuss life, love, and cooking. Tips on caring for linens, keeping weeds away from potted plants, and preventing hiccups are interspersed with reliable, mouth-watering recipes for Spaghetti with Lentil Ragu; Sicilian Pasta Al Forno; Risotto with Shrimp, Lavender and Lemon; Perch with Lemon, Capers, Green Olive Mashed Potatoes; and Raspberry Caramel Patries with Crème Fraiche. Kiros's matriarchs also provide guidance on staples like homemade spinach tagliatelle, orange marmalade, and limoncello, turning what could have been a rote recitation into a keepsake that is likely to become dog-eared sooner than readers would prefer. Those looking for reliable, time-tested recipes for the classics will find this to be a treasure trove. Kiros has created the literary equivalent of an exuberant Italian mother-in-law, and though it's sure to find a welcome place on many a bookshelf, it won't likely remain shelved for long. Color photos. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449426095
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
File size:
30 MB
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Meet the Author

No one captures the spirit and soul of a place quite like Tessa Kiros. She was born in London, to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when she was 4, and at the age of 18 Tessa set off to travel and learn all she could about the world’s cultures and traditions, and new ways of living and eating. She has cooked at London’s The Groucho Club and in Sydney, Athens, and Mexico. On a trip to Italy to study the language and food, she met her husband, Giovanni. They now live in Tuscany, with their two children.

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