The Italian Cookery Course Techniques, Masterclasses, Ingredients, Traditional Recipes Katie Caldesi

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    250 x 210 x 40mm
    14 Feb 2013
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Katie has travelled the rice fields of Italy’s northern provinces and the lemon groves of the south, the richly diverse urban and rural terrains and patchwork regions. She has collated recipes, techniques and ingredients to create this unique compendium of Italian food. The Italian Cookery Course will guide you through the vast collection of famous recipes and lesser-known regional dishes, with clear instruction on how to replicate them at home. The book is broken down into straightforward chapters including ‘Meat’, ‘Fish’, ‘Dolci’ and ‘Cheese’. Each chapter contains ‘masterclasses’ on technique, revealing the practical secrets of Italian cooking and giving the reader new confidence in the kitchen. All this is interwoven with fascinating narration about the culinary influences that have created this wonderful cuisine.

‘This book is not only a fascinating read, teaching you about the regions of Italy, but is also full of things that you really do want to cook.’ Thomasina Miers, The Times

'A brilliant resource for the dedicated Italian cook'

Katie Caldesi and her husband Giancarlo own London’s Caldesi Restaurant and Caffé Caldesi. Katie is the principal of their cookery school, La Cucina Caldesi, where she teaches alongside some of the biggest names in Italian cuisine, including Gennaro Contaldo, Ursula Ferrigno and Valentina Harris. Together Giancarlo and Katie co-authored Italian Mama’s Kitchen and Return to Tuscany, the cookbook that accompanied a BBC2 TV series chronicling the couple’s trip to Tuscany to rediscover Giancarlo’s culinary roots.