The Italian Vegetable Cookbook: 200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes, and Desserts

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Traditional and contemporary Italian recipes for vegetarian and nearly vegetarian dishes from the author of The Italian Slow Cooker

Over the ages, resourceful Italian cooks have devised countless ways to prepare vegetables—all incredibly flavorful and simple. In this book, Italian cooking authority Michele Scicolone shares recipes that she gathered during years of traveling in Italy. Some, like Green Fettuccine with Spring Vegetable Ragu and Easter Swiss Chard and ...

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The Italian Vegetable Cookbook: 200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes, and Desserts

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Overview

Traditional and contemporary Italian recipes for vegetarian and nearly vegetarian dishes from the author of The Italian Slow Cooker

Over the ages, resourceful Italian cooks have devised countless ways to prepare vegetables—all incredibly flavorful and simple. In this book, Italian cooking authority Michele Scicolone shares recipes that she gathered during years of traveling in Italy. Some, like Green Fettuccine with Spring Vegetable Ragu and Easter Swiss Chard and Cheese Pie, came from talented home cooks. Others, such as Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms, were passed down through her family. She encountered still others, including One-Pot “Dragged” Penne, in restaurants and adapted dishes like Romeo’s Stuffed Eggplant from the cookbooks she collects. Many recipes display the Italian talent for making much out of little: Acquacotta, “Cooked Water,” makes a sumptuous soup from bread, tomatoes, and cheese. In keeping with Italian tradition, some dishes contain small amounts of pancetta, anchovies, or chicken broth, but they are optional. Simple desserts—Rustic Fruit Focaccia, Plum Crostata—finish the collection.

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Library Journal
01/01/2014
Taking a break from the slow cooker, the subject of her last few books, veteran author Scicolone (The Mediterranean Slow Cooker) turns her attention to the oven and stove top. Like Domenica Marchetti's The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, Scicolone's new title draws inspiration from travel and includes plenty of enviable anecdotes. Recipes organized by course (antipasti, soups, pasta, side dishes, etc.), from elegant roasted tomatoes on the vine with burrata to easy two-berry tiramisu, are home cook friendly, calling for mostly easy-to-find ingredients. VERDICT Recommended for readers interested in another solid collection of mostly meat-free Italian vegetable dishes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547909165
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 139,075
  • Product dimensions: 8.21 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Scicolone is the author of The Italian Slow Cooker , Entertaining with the Sopranos , The Sopranos Family Cookbook , a New York Times bestseller, and Bistro Laurent Tourondel. Her 1000 Italian Recipes and A Fresh Taste of Italy were nominated for James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards.

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