Olives and Oranges: Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Beyond

Olives and Oranges: Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Beyond

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Olives and Oranges: Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Beyond by Sara Jenkins, Mindy Fox


By the time she was a teenager, Sara Jenkins had lived all over the Mediterranean, from Italy and France to Spain, Lebanon, and Cyprus, in cosmopolitan cities and in rural hamlets. The family eventually put down roots in a ramshackle farmhouse in a small Tuscan village, where she learned how to make ragu and handmade pasta at the elbow of her Italian “grandmother” on the nearby farm. Meals came from the garden and the surrounding pastures, not the supermarket, and Jenkins grew up schooled in the tradition of cooking from what was on hand.
In Olives & Oranges, Jenkins shares the simple, striking dishes she learned at the source. Many, like Peppery Braised Short Ribs and Classic Tuscan Eggplant Parmesan, are favorites from childhood. Others, like Short Pasta with Mushrooms and Mint and Spicy Lemon–Chocolate Ganache Tart, have a contemporary sensibility. Jenkins shows how understanding the Mediterranean “language of flavor” can help you follow your instincts and make your own great meals based on what you have, too. You’ll see how salt and lemon juice bring out the natural sugar in Carrot Salad with Lemon, Sea Salt, Parsley, and Olive Oil, and how to use the same technique with lime, salt, and a Moroccan condiment called harissa for a completely different effect in Tunisian Raw Turnip Salad.
The opening chapter introduces “small plates”— easy, versatile dishes that can preface a dinner or be grouped together for a small feast, from Roasted Red Peppers with Garlic and Celery Leaves to Chicken Liver Crostini. Soups are spontaneous and flexible, whether they are cooling purées like White Almond Gazpacho or sturdy full bowls like Rich Chicken Soup with Greens. The incomparable pastas encompass fast every-night selections (Spaghettini with Burst Cherry Tomatoes) to complex celebration affairs like Braised Rabbit Ragu and Homemade Lasagna.
Fish, poultry, and meat chapters feature rustic preparations: roasted scallops capped with a pale green butter seasoned with parsley and garlic; an impressively big-flavored chicken smeared with a mixture of bacon and herbs and baked in a salt crust; and a spectacular staple of Roman trattorias, veal cutlets wrapped in prosciutto and sage and crisp-fried. Desserts range from fresh Strawberries with Prosecco to a sumptuous Coffee Cardamom Crcme Caramel to the rich but light Lemon Olive Oil Cake.
Each of the recipes in the book is identified as “Quick-Cook” or “Slow-Cook” so you can choose which fit best into your schedule. “Flavor Tips” throughout the book suggest ways to modify the dishes so you can use what’s freshest and most available.

The daughter of the noted food authority Nancy Harmon Jenkins, SARA JENKINS has earned raves at all the New York restaurants where she has been the chef, including 50 Carmine, Il Buco, I Coppi, and Patio. Her newest venture, Porchetta, is located in New York City’s East Village. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618677641
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 801,403
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

SARA JENKINS, the daughter of a Newsweek foreign correspondent and the noted food authority and author Nancy Harmon Jenkins, has received raves for her food at all the New York restaurants where she has been the chef, including 50 Carmine, Patio, Il Buco, and I Coppi.

MINDY FOX is a freelance food editor, writer, food stylist, and former
editor at Saveur. She has written for many magazines, including
Saveur, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Prevention, and collaborated
on a number of cookbooks. She is the food editor of Cucina Italiana.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My new go to book in the kitchen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the real thing when it comes to cooking with a tasty Italian flair. The recipes are shown in mouth watering photographs and taste as good as they look. I love the flavorful, chicken dishes, soups, and short ribs. The chicken stock recipe makes superb risotto or soup. The olive oil cake was everyone's favorite for breakfast and dessert. You can plan a week's worth of delicious dinners,not all with meat, that are healthy and easy to make and not expensive.
I also recommend Pure Flavor (recipes from the Pacific Northwest) by Kurt Beecher Dammeier
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DivaRed More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful cookbook! Many of the recipes had my mouth watering before I even finished reading them. Looking forward to many delicious meals from this one!
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