Ursula Ferrigno's Trattoria: The Passion for Italian Food

Ursula Ferrigno's Trattoria: The Passion for Italian Food

by Ursula Ferrigno
     
 

Popular Italian cook Ursula Ferrigno fills this fantastically illustrated book with recipes inspired by and taken from some of the best trattorias all over Italy. More than just a cookbook, this book is a travelogue, filled with colorful images and mouth-watering recipes sure to transport the reader into the world of home-style Italian food. The healthy recipes

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Popular Italian cook Ursula Ferrigno fills this fantastically illustrated book with recipes inspired by and taken from some of the best trattorias all over Italy. More than just a cookbook, this book is a travelogue, filled with colorful images and mouth-watering recipes sure to transport the reader into the world of home-style Italian food. The healthy recipes teach readers to make family food simply and without fuss, using good, fresh ingredients.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Ferrigno, who teaches cooking in London, traveled throughout her home country, visiting mostly family-run trattorias from Alto Adige in the very north, down to Sicily, acquiring recipes along the way. Some of the dishes she presents are traditional, even ancient (Renaissance Chicken Salad was on the menu at a 15th-century royal wedding), but others will strike Americans who are used to trattoria fare as quite novel, such as surprising and delightful Radicchio Lasagne, or Seafood Cannelloni with Saffron Sauce. The chapters span the usual courses from appetizer to dessert, with one for breads and pizzas. Standards like Spaghetti with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes; Osso Buco; and Minestrone are here, and Ferrigno's descriptions of their origins and generally simple preparations make them genuinely home-style. Cooks without access to a good butcher or Italian market may be stymied by some of the demands for ingredients, and Ferrigno sometimes glosses over steps in the instructions, but most of the recipes are flexible and intuitive enough that the results will be mouthwatering. Vivid photos of Italians and Italy in addition to those of the food lend this book even more warm, authentic flavor. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762427246
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.99(d)

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