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More filters. Sort order. Feb 25, Joseph rated it it was amazing. Finishing up a couple of reviews for books I have been reading for a while. I own a fair number of cookbooks, let's just say I'm in the century club. But, most are old and they have been acquired over the last years at various places around the world thanks to a long Air Force career. I am also che, err frugal.
Many were acquired at book sales or through twenty plus years of sorting books for Friends of the Library. Okay, I am saying this because I am very picky about buying contemporary co Finishing up a couple of reviews for books I have been reading for a while. Okay, I am saying this because I am very picky about buying contemporary cookbooks.
Having said that, one of the contemporary cookbook authors who really impresses me is Dominica Marchetti. I have her pasta book and it is superb. Lately, I am more and more into vegetables and am in search of new ways to prepare them. In large part, that is because there are more and more vegetables readily available where I live, especially heritage vegetables. This cookbook treats vegetables extremely well. I knew when I read the ways she treated broccoli and rapini that I wanted this book.
As a person who has only mastered the real art of risotto in the past couple years though, it was her recipe for risotto with Spring asparagus that sold me. As I read through that recipe as a somewhat seasoned risotto maker, I thought, "where was this darned recipe when I was a novice?
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And, although there is an elegance to her food, there is absolutely no pretentiousness. Her focus is exactly where it needs to be, on the food being prepared. Okay, I am excited about this book and I know I am going to be referring to it a lot as our wonderful farmers' stands begin to fill this season.
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And, I am salivating at the thought at trying her mom's recipe for Giardiniera. View 2 comments. Aug 26, Sandra Lassiter rated it it was amazing. This is an incredible cookbook!
A friend was over for a visit when this book came in and we oohed and aahed and salivated over the entire thing!! My husband saw the picture and all of us immediately said, "Ooooh! I want to try that!! The only reason I haven't made it yet is that I haven't found the capricci pasta yet.
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy by Domenica Marchetti
I know I can make it with something else, but I'd really like This is an incredible cookbook! I know I can make it with something else, but I'd really like to make it exactly as it's listed first.
Some of these dishes look incredible, but I'm waiting on the autumn veggies to come into season before I dip into those recipes. The "Gallery of Vegetables" in this book is wonderful. Each vegetable is listed with "Season", "To Clean" and "To Prepare" with all the basic information needed. That alone is great, especially for the vegetables I don't prepare often. Also included is a short section on different herbs, basic ingredients and basic equipment.
This is especially helpful for more beginner cooks. This is a wonderful cookbook that is definitely going on my "favorites" shelf to be used for a long, long time. I received a copy of this book from Chronicle Books for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. May 18, Kerry rated it it was amazing Shelves: food-and-drink.
This delicious book features the bounty of summer in Italy--or from your closest farmers market. The book allows you to be as adventurous or as safe as your abilities or your sources for ingredients permit. Stick to simple cauliflower recipes or delicate salads, or dip into the world of speckled beans and squash blossoms. The esoteric ingredients are perhaps the book's biggest drawback. Some substitution suggestions would have been welcome. For example, instead of calling for a specific type of b This delicious book features the bounty of summer in Italy--or from your closest farmers market.
For example, instead of calling for a specific type of bean found only in Italy during a specific season, offer a more basic alternative that will work for palates used to a narrower range. Regardless, the book is written with passion and precision, and anyone looking to liven up their kitchen with tasty vegetable dishes will find several recipes that can be enjoyed whether they're living in Italy or in somewhere less bounteous.
Aug 05, Colleen rated it it was amazing. This is a beautiful cookbook! As soon as it arrived, I made the Fresh Basil Pesto recipe. It tasted so much better than the recipe that I had been making for 30 years! I can't wait to try the other recipes. And I can't wait for Ms. Marchetti's next book.
Feb 11, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: cookbooks. Excellent recipes that are very easy to make. Love how easy it is to leave out the meat in many recipes to make the dishes vegetarian. Oct 15, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: cookbooks-regional. This is, essentially, a home-cook-friendly vegetable-centered book of comfort food, and at that it is one of the best and most beautiful. Jan 21, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: cookbooks , foodie. Beautiful, simple Italian recipes I can't wait to try. Dec 27, Gay rated it really liked it Shelves: food.
I love reading cookbooks and this one did not let me down.
Dec 29, Camille rated it it was amazing Shelves: cooking , horticulture. This is a beautiful book filled with lovely photography and delicious recipes.
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy
The Gallery of Italian Vegetables in the front of the book is worth what the book cost - very informational. The yields under each recipe title are in the lovely handwriting script they chose, making them just a little bit hard to read. And some readers have told me they prefer sans serif fonts, so maybe I really am in the minority on those. The photography by Sang An, evenly spaced throughout the book, is gorgeous, and clearly inspired by Renaissance Italian chiaroscuro painting strong lights and darks.
It evokes a beautiful mood, and definitely feels like a trip to Italy whenever I open the book. I felt like it took me to Italy, which is no small feat for a cookbook. The recipes are inventive and sound delicious, with enough variety to keep you cooking for a long time. Some of the design choices, described above, make it a bit less user-friendly than it could be.
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Required FTC disclosure: I received one copy of this book from the publisher for the giveaway on July 25th.