Cucina di Amalfi
Italian food reflects culture. In Italy cooking is the product of geography, history, and religion. Italy may have been unified politically, but gastronomic unification never followed and for this reason Italy offers such diversity from region to region. What we often somewhat crudely call âItalian cookingâ is really a patchwork of local and regional cuisines, all fiercely claiming to be the best in the country. Ursula Ferrignoâs own family come from the south of Italy and just south of Naples, on the Southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula is the Amalfi Coast. It is widely considered to be one of Italyâs most magical locations: breath-taking (literally) winding cliff-top roads, pastel-coloured houses tumbling down towards the sea, flower-framed terraces and trees heavy with the worldâs most coveted lemons at every turn. Join Ursula Ferrigno and discover the delicious food the region has to offer. Vegetable dishes take centre stage and with the sea only a few kilometres from the sea, both meat and fish are eaten and often combined in exciting ways. In this seductive book youâll find 75 recipes to enjoy, from simple antipasti and ministre (soups) to pane (bread) and pizza, risotto, pollame and carne (fish and meat), and the all-important contorni (vegetable), alongside essays on the food culture and traditions of the area and beautiful scenic photography.
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