'Finally, here is a cookbook that teaches you the skills behind great Italian home cooking.
Ursula Ferrigno was taught to cook by her grand-mother, who passed on to her grand-daughter the knowledge of generations and a lifetime's experience of cooking for her family.
Ursula has built on this knowledge by spending years teaching Italian cooking and working in professional kitchens.
Inside this book you'll find masterclasses on the ingredients, methods and techniques behind the dishes and foods for which Italy is famous.
Alongside these workshops are about 200 recipes.
There are lots of versions of the classics such as lasagnes, pasta sauces, pizzas, risottos, soups, salads, ice-creams, cakes, biscuits and breads.
But, as you'd expect from Ursula, there are also less familiar Italian dishes including a wide range of fish, meat and vegetarian recipes.
And you'll find quick ideas for marinades and salad dressings.
A detailed, informative and delicious volume, `Ursula Ferrigno's Complete Italian Cookery Course' makes great Italian cooking accessible to everyone.'
304 high quality shiny pages, split over main chapters:
Pasta and its sauces
Risotto, polenta, gnocchi & crespelle (pancakes)
Salads and soups
Poultry and game
Breads and pizzas
Puddings, cakes, biscuits and sweets
Herbs, spices and flavourings
sandwiched between an introduction and an index.
An invaluable reference book, with sections dedicated to, for example:
Making fresh egg pasta
Preparing carciofi (globe artichokes)
Each recipe has the Italian title and an English translation, a relevant note, the list of ingredients, number of servings and a clear method.
A slight negative is that the book is rather light on photographs of the dishes, which may prove a test on the presentation side of some of the more complicated sounding ones!