The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration--as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations--it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables.
Menus and recipes include: Eating in the Market in Florence with Coward's Spaghetti and Pappa al Pomodoro; A Sunday Lunch in Emilia-Romagna with Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli, Vegetable Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast; and A Table by the Sea in Positano with Mozzarella on Grilled Lemon Leaves, Squid and Walnut Salad, and Jackie O's Spaghetti. With a resources section for Italian ingredients; headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions; and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation and the party itself, this is an essential guide for home cooks and those who love to entertain.
About the Author
Elizabeth Minchilli has written about food, style, and culture from her home in Italy for the past 25 years. Her website, Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome (elizabethminchilli.com), won a Saveur Blog Award for Best Culinary Coverage, an Italy Magazine Best Food Blog Award, and was named The Culture Trip Local Favorite. Elizabeth is the author of nine books, including Eating My Way Through Italy, and the founder of the Eat Italy app. Her books, blogs, apps, and food tours have been praised by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, NPR, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.
"This cookbook is your guide to creating regional Italian dishes for home entertaining. Each chapter details a specific meal author Elizabeth Minchilli has had in Italy—Sunday lunch in Emilia-Romana, pizza by the slice in Rome, seaside dining in Positano—and she provides a full menu as well as times for getting everything done for a party. There are drink suggestions and inspirations for setting your table based on regional traditions—plus, each chapter begins with an essay about the culture of the region and Minchilli's experience there." —EPICURIOUS.COM
"Here, Elizabeth hits her stride with photographs and recipes that capture the essence of the Italian cuisine - family and friends. Brava!" —EAT YOUR BOOKS
"For more than three decades, Elizabeth Minchilli has been writing about the joys of Italian life, food, and culture. She divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria, while her fans follow her popular blog, Elizabeth Minchilli Eating My Way Through Italy, where she shares her passion for Italian food, with recipes and stories of meals and restaurants. She began leading market tours in Rome in 2011 and in 2015, along with her daughter Sophie, she began offering immersive experiences in Rome and Umbria and will soon include Puglia, Emilia Romagna, and Piedmont." — FORBES.COM