Mon 8 Aug 2011
There is a rumor that I may be traveling to Italy this fall. But it is just a rumor and it will be after what I am told is a glorious time to be in Italy: summer.
However, to hold me over, and allow me to fantasize about being in Italy as we speak, I have found a great book: Recipes from an Italian Summer.
About the book: “Following the phenomenal success of The Silver Spoon, this book presents a collection of 380 summer recipes for all lovers of Italian food, collected by the team behind the original book. Recipes from an Italian Summer presents a range of easy-to-follow, authentic Italian recipes using the most delicious seasonal ingredients. From informal picnics to family barbecues and entertaining outdoors, Recipes from an Italian Summer has the perfect dish for every day of summer.”
The recipes included here will allow you to take advantage of fresh ingredients (local produce, herbs, seasonal berries and fruit) that you may find easily at your local farmers’ market or even in your own garden.
The pictures are great and the recipes are generally easy to follow, allowing you to try a taste of Italy or at least dream about being there to enjoy the season. Now we just need to figure out how we can be truly European and take the rest of August off.
Read more about and order the book on its publisher Phaidon’s website – who also published the fabulous Vegetables from and Italian Garden.