Lorenza's Italian Seasons: 200 Recipes for Family and Friends

Lorenza's Italian Seasons: 200 Recipes for Family and Friends

by Lorenza de'Medici

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Lorenza's Italian Seasons: 200 Recipes for Family and Friends by Lorenza de'Medici

With the expertise that is the hallmark of her famous Tuscan cooking school, The Villa Table at Badia a Coltibuono, Lorenza de’ Medici teaches us to savor the best of seasonal ingredients. Sweet, tender fava beans from the spring garden are used in a simple salad with pecorino, olive oil, and parsley; apricots from summer orchards are transformed into a delicately fragrant mousse; musky wild mushrooms from the autumn woods become the basis of an elegant dish of roast pheasant; and the dark-leaved cavolo nero from the frosty winter soil is an essential ingredient for ribollita, the thick bean and vegetable soup of Tuscany. Holiday menus for every season accompany each chapter, while a pantry section provides recipes and tips for preserving and storing produce for future occasions. Illustrated with artful color photos, this is an essential companion for all lovers of Italian cooking. Lorenza de’ Medici is the author of more than 20 bestselling books, including The Villa Table, The Renaissance of Italian Cooking, Lorenza’s Pasta, Lorenza’s Antipasti, and A Passion for Fruit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781862055650
Publisher: Anova Books
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword7
Spring
Introduction9
The Pantry18
Appetizers, Pasta and Soups21
Meat and Fish33
Vegetables and Salads40
Desserts and Breads44
An Easter Feast49
Summer
Introduction55
The Pantry62
Appetizers, Pasta and Soups65
Meat and Fish73
Vegetables and Salads82
Desserts and Breads86
A Midsummer Feast91
Autumn
Introduction97
The Pantry106
Appetizers, Pasta and Soups109
Meat and Fish119
Vegetables and Salads126
Breads and Desserts130
Feast for the Grape Harvest135
Winter
Introduction141
The Pantry150
Appetizers, Pasta and Soups154
Meat and Fish164
Winter Vegetables170
Desserts and Breads174
The Winter Feast179
Wine186
Index188

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