Vegetables from an Italian Garden
hardcover, 432pp. |Item Catalogue Number: 34140
Vegetables from an Italian Garden features 400 recipes featuring over 40 different kinds of vegetables, collected by the editors of the classic Italian cook book, The Silver Spoon. This book reveals how Italians use vegetables year-round to prepare simple and delicious dishes.
The book is organized by season in four color-coded sections (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) to help you conveniently browse for recipes by time of year. Each season is subdivided into chapters for different vegetables highlighting best-known varieties, appearance, storage and preparation and everything you need to know to maximize flavor and nutritional content. It even includes information on how to plant and harvest each vegetable in your own home garden.
Then come the recipes! Each season includes approximately 100 recipes organized further by main vegetable ingredient. For example for Spring, the book reveals how to utilize the best of the season’s bounty with main ingredients including Spinach, Swiss Chard, Wild Greens, Artichokes, Asparagus, Fava Beans, Peas, Radishes, Avocados, Onions and Belgian Endive.
Offering something for everyone, two-thirds of the recipes are vegetarian, and the remaining third feature beef, chicken, pork or fish as co-stars and are coded with unique symbols to make pleasing any dietary preference easy. As stated in the book’s introduction by the Editors, “Italian cuisine is by no means vegetarian, but vegetables play an important and integral role to every meal.”
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Vegetables from an Italian Garden | Industry Reviews
‘The recipes are terrific, full of feasible ideas you wouldn’t necessarily think of when faced with a trug of English veg’ — Daily Telegraph magazine
‘Allotment owners, vegetarians, omnivores and those with a renewed passion for veggie growing, be enticed.’ — Metro
‘…a definitive garden-to-plate must-have for your cookbook shelf.’ — Energy Times
‘turn your veg from duty to delight .. this doorstop of a book means never again having to suffer the bland and over-boiled.’ — Mail on Sunday
‘Phaidon has once again published a magnificent book, both visually and in terms of content.’ — Chef
‘A lovely collection of simple seasonal dishes.’ — The Washington Post