Kick off the evening as the Italians do, with these recipes for drinks and small dishes from the best bars and restaurants of Venice, Milan, Turin, and beyond. Aperitivo takes the reader on a spirited ride through this cocktail culture, covering variations on all the classics including the Negroni, the Bellini, and the spritz and stopping at the chicest bars that have elevated this ritual to an art form. Many of the drinks are structured around vermouths and other botanical-infused liqueurs, which offer a new world of complex flavors. They yield enticingly simple cocktails that refresh—without stunning the palate (thanks to a lighter alcohol content). But Aperitivo is just as much about the food because in Italy, drinking and eating go hand in hand. Recipes feature fried sage leaves, oven-roasted eggplant, and carbonara tramezzini, as well as many delicious riffs on crostini, frittata, and focaccia. Whether planning a party or just having a friend over for a quick drink, Aperitivo brings a whole new spirit of conviviality and true Italian style to the occasion.
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About the Author
Marisa Huff is a James Beard–nominated writer whose work has appeared in La Cucina Italiana, Wine & Spirits, and The Art of Eating. She lives in Padua with her husband.
Joe Bastianich is an American restaurateur, TV personality, and author of Restaurant Man. He is the coowner of the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group as well as Eataly throughout the Americas.
Andrea Fazzari is an international photographer who specializes in portraiture, travel, and the culinary world. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Departures, and Saveur. A seasoned world-traveler and consultant, she resides in Tokyo.