The Scarpetta Cookbook

The Scarpetta Cookbook

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by Scott Conant
     
 

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The long-awaited cookbook from celebrity chef Scott Conant’s acclaimed Scarpetta restaurantSee more details below

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The long-awaited cookbook from celebrity chef Scott Conant’s acclaimed Scarpetta restaurant

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 09/02/2013
Home cooks can “enjoy the full Scarpetta experience” with a book by Conant, a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped reality show and owner of the five acclaimed Scarpetta restaurants. With 125 recipes arranged in six courses, Conant presents classic Italian plates showing home cooks how to prepare his famed restaurant fare. For “setting the tone,” steps include welcoming assaggini and appertivo (small bites put out before a meal) with dishes of warm herbed olives or baby fried artichokes with lemony yogurt sauce. Included are recipes from the famous Scarpetta breadbasket, including Stromboli focaccia and potato and caramelized-shallot focaccia, along with butters, caponata, and oils. Step-by-step preparations for antipasti such as lobster salad with burrata and peaches, stick-to-your-ribs pasta like duck and foie gras ravioli, and meat courses like Scarpetta’s roasted prochetta are described in detail, explaining cooking processes and featuring tips. Desserts include creative tarts, soufflés, and gelato. A section on the “Scarpetta Pantry” offers recipes for prepare-ahead sauces, stocks, spices, purees, and oils. Made-from-scratch fresh pasta and tomato sauce recipes used in multiple dishes are also provided, and seafood recipes are plentiful. Conant is inspired by seasonality and the location of each of his restaurants. The book presents a modern take on Italian cuisine for the ambitious home cook who wants to tackle these mop-up-the-plate-good dishes. (Oct.)
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"With 125 recipes arranged in six courses, Conant presents classic Italian plates showing home cooks how to prepare his famed restaurant fare."
-Publishers Weekly (starred)
 “Scott Conant’s cooking is certainly a departure from the predictable Italian meals we’ve come to expect. The spectacular food at Scarpetta has a foundation in Italy with an American sensibility that should be coined “Conant’s Cuisine.”
-Bobby Flay, Chef/Author
 
“This is a celebration of Scott's love of entertaining beautifully for his family and his Scarpetta guests. Rich in words and flavor, this a must-have for anyone who wants to know how to cook with passion and taste.”
-Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award Winning Chef, Author and Owner of Red Rooster Harlem
 
"Conant’s spaghetti with tomato sauce recipe is indicative of what I like best about the cookbook — you don’t need expensive ingredients or complicated methods to produce delicious food…Another big plus is that the book is full of wonderful tips. With this recipe, for example, he reminds us to save a bit of the pasta water in case the sauce needs thinning."
-Linda Cicero, Miami Herald
 
"Conant’s beloved spaghetti with tomato and basil is an out-of-this-universe twist on a classic, and tajarin with shaved white truffles is divine in its decadent simplicity."
-LA Confidential

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544188051
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
685,555
File size:
14 MB
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