Fabio's Italian Kitchen

Fabio's Italian Kitchen

by Fabio Viviani

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Fabio's Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani

When Fabio Viviani was growing up in a housing project in Florence, Italy, the center of his world was the kitchen, where his mother, grandmother, and especially his great-grandmother instilled in him a love for cooking and good food.

Now he shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his hardscrabble childhood, his success as a chef in the United States, and the women in his family who inspired him. In more than 150 delicious recipes, Viviani takes us from his family home, where his great-grandmother taught him to make staples like Italian Apple Cake and Homemade Ricotta, to the kitchen of a local trattoria, where he honed his craft cooking restaurant favorites like Gnocchi and the Perfect Tiramisu, and then across Italy where he studied each region's finest recipes, from Piedmont's Braised Ossobuco to Emilia Romagna's Perfect Meat Sauce.

A gorgeously illustrated cookbook, Fabio's Italian Kitchen is a celebration of food and family that brings all the joy, fun, and flair that Fabio Viviani embodies to your kitchen.

Fabio Viviani was born in Florence, Italy, and became a sous chef at Il Pallaio, a trattoria in Firenze, at the age of sixteen. He now works as the owner and executive chef of Cafe Firenze, a renowned Italian restaurant in Ventura County, California, and Osteria Firenze, a Los Angeles Italian eatery. He has appeared on Top Chef (season five), Top Chef All Stars, and Life After Top Chef.
From growing up in a Florentine housing project to charming millions on Top Chef, Italian chef Fabio Viviani blends his amazing personal story with his favorite recipes from his home country.

Fabio shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his own, hardscrabble Italian childhood (and subsequent success upon arrival in US) and especially the women in his life mother and great grandmother who taught him to cook and inspired him. The book will feature photos and over 150 recipes with stories, including Viviani staples (Italian Apple Cake, 7 Flavors Meat), restaurant favorites (Gnocchi, the Perfect Tiramisu), and recipes from his travels and apprenticeships across different regions of Italy (Braised Ossobuco from Piedmont, the Perfect Meat Sauce from Emilia Romagna).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401312770
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 493,460
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Florence, Italy, Fabio Viviani began working at Il Pallaio, a Trattoria in Firenze, at the age of 14. Viviani thrived in the high pressure environment and managed to become sous chef two years later. He moved to Ventura County, California at the age of 27 and now works as the owner and executive chef of Cafe Firenze, a renowned Italian restaurant in Moorpark, California, and Firenze Osteria, a popular Los Angeles Italian eatery. He appeared on season 5 of Top Chef and earned a place among the final four contestants. Before he was eliminated from the competition, he was named "Fan Favorite." Viviani returned to Bravo in 2010 to compete in their Top Chef All Stars edition and will appear on Life After Top Chef in fall 2012.

Table of Contents

Introduction 001

Notes form Fabio's Kitchen 005

01 Baby Steps 008

02 Appetizers 036

03 Soups 050

04 Pasta, Gnocchi, & Risotto 072

05 Meat 112

06 Seafood 138

07 Chicken 164

08 Salads & Vegetables 184

09 Desserts 204

10 My Mom's Bragging Rights 238

11 Fundamentals & Breads 256

Acknowledgments 287

Index 289

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a bit of an addiction to cookbooks and buy them all the time. I picked this one up yesterday and read it cover to cover. It was a great read for the little anecdotes and personal stories. The recipes appeared simple and easy to follow. I can't wait to give them a try, especially the ones that have you make your own pasta.
harlsmits More than 1 year ago
This book is not just about fantastic Italian recipes, but really funny stories from Fabio's youth. Did you know he almost accidentally set his grandmother on fire? I've only made a few recipes so far but they have turned out wonderful! I can't wait to try to make my own ricotta cheese at home!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally do not like cookbooks that include stories, but I
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing cookbook that brings to life the essence of Italian food: family.  I found myself reading the entire book cover-to-cover in one sitting, and especially loved the personal narratives interspersed throughout the book.  Fabio's humor, candidness and simple approach to Italian cuisine will inspire even the most timid of home cooks to try and succeed with these recipes in their own kitchen.  
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SusieQ22 More than 1 year ago
This book is not only a great cookbook....easy to read and easy to follow, but it's an enjoyable journey with Fabio through his life experiences and anecdotes. I am sure readers will enjoy the book and Fabio's recipes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous,simple,delicious,real and memorable food!