Verdure: Simple Recipes in the Italian Style

Verdure: Simple Recipes in the Italian Style

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Verdure: Simple Recipes in the Italian Style 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Verdure - Simple Recipes in the Italian Style Author: Gioietta Vitale Published: 3-13-12 Publisher: Open Road Pages: 136 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub Genre: Cookbooks; Italian; Main Courses & Side Dishes ISBN: 9781453246269 ASIN: B0079RZNS8 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 . . One hundred healthy Italian recipes using fresh produce in season. All the recipes are done in the flavor style of Northern Italy's simple dishes with robust flavors where the main ingredient is the star of the dish and supportive roles go to the herbs and seasonings. These are not elaborate, labor intensive recipes. That alone makes it a great cookbook for new cooks or those without a lot of experience in the kitchen but still wanting to provide healthy food for themselves and their families. I love carrots but have never heard of fried carrots before and was surprised at how great they tasted. You need to give the sweet and sour onions (a vegetable I usually use to flavor a dish but really like the flavor of) a try. The recipes in this cookbook will have you wanting to move to northern Italy to try more dishes from this region known for its flavors. Based on the produce that is in season that you have grown yourself or purchased from the farmers market or street vendors. My rating is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Lifelong-reader-83 More than 1 year ago
My Daughter and son in law are leaving this month for Italy and more Italian cooking ideas .This is their 5th trip. Each time they return they cook more wonderful dishes. I now own this helpful VERDURE collection and find it a delightful, delicious guide as I experiment.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
One hundred healthful and delicious Italian recipes centered on the best fresh, seasonal produce From artichoke frittata to zucchini soup, Vitale offers simple and nutritious recipes dedicated entirely to vegetables. Providing tips on selecting fresh ingredients and bringing out each dish's unique flavor, Verdure represents the best of northern Italian cuisine, and is a must-have for anyone seeking no-frills meals using the best that any local produce market has to offer. Fantastic cookbook centered around strictly vegetables prepared in the Northern Italian style. I love Italian cooking, and constantly look for ways to fix vegetables more and more in a way my family will enjoy and return for seconds. This book looks like a winner!! Each vegetable has its own section with a description, time of year it is harvested, best ways to prepare, other vegetables it goes well with an cooking times and multiple recipes. I can't wait to start cooking!! I received a digital copy of this book from Open Road Integrated Media to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Janmaus More than 1 year ago
I have a kitchen full of cookbooks, but am always on the lookout for ideas for side dishes and veggie main courses. This little book, filled with fast and inexpensive recipes that don't require a huge pantry for additional ingredients, exceeded my expectations. The recipes are organized by vegetable main ingredient, and although a few are substantial, most are light and lovely. Each veg has a brief introduction that explains when to purchase, what to look for, cooking times and methods Nothing in the fridge but carrots? No prob--sautéed, mashed, fried or made into a simple salad, and all versions were delicious. How about a broccoli salad not weighed down with mayo and bacon, but herbed and lightly dressed? Or celery blanched and sautéed--it was delicious. Easy to read, well written recipes. Love this book!