Title LIDIA'S ITALIAN TABLE
Book Condition Near Fine/Near Fine
Publisher HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1998
0688154107 / 9780688154103
Seller ID RWARE0000034983
Lidia's Italian Table LIDIA MATTICCHIO BASTIANICH "Let me invite you on a journey with me from my childhood ..." beckons Lidi a Bastianich, hostess of the national public television series Lidia's Ital ian Table. And what an incredible journey it proves to be. Lidia's Italian Table is overflowing with glorious Italian food, highlighte d by Lidia's personal collection of recipes accumulated since her childhood in Istria, located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. Hearty and heart warming Italian fare is what Lidia understands best, and each chapter of th is gorgeous cookbook is infused with Lidia's warm memories of a lifetime of eating and cooking Italian style. Since good Italian food is based on good ingredients, Lidia includes an elo quent discourse on those products that are the cornerstones of Italian cuis ine: olives (and their green-golden oil), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, porcini mushrooms, truffles, tomato paste, and hot peppers. She also expla ins the importance of regional wines and grappa (in flavors from honey to d ried fig) in the Italian food experience. Her recipes are filled with these Italian delicacies-Fennel, Olive, and Citrus Salad; Tagliatelle with Porci ni Mushroom Sauce; Seared Rabbit Loin over Arugula with Truffle Dressing; A sparagus Gratin with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese-, and Zabaglione with Barol o Wine. Lidia explores every corner of Italian cuisine: from fresh and dry pasta to gnocchi and risotto to game and shellfish, all of which Lidia transforms into exceptional Italian dishes. But that is only the beginning. There are Italian soups to savor, like hearty minestre, bread-enriched zuppe.