- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Cassell; First Edition edition (8 April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844030563
- ISBN-13: 978-1844030569
- Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 2.3 x 26.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 996,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Recipes from an Italian Terrace Hardcover – 8 Apr 2004
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About the Author
Valentina Harris is a celebrity chef, author, broadcaster and lecturer. Her first television series, Italian Regional Cookery for the BBC, was shown in 1990 and 1998 to international acclaim, and she has just completed a new series for television, Tasting History. Valentina is established as a prolific writer on Italian food and cuisine. She is the author of over 20 books on Italian cookery including Classic Italian Cooking and contributes to many leading national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times Cook's Companion and Insight Guide to Tuscany. Valentina is also founder and director of Villa Valentina Cookery Holidays Ltd.
Top Customer Reviews
Recipes are divided into chapters following an Italian menu: antipasti (starters), primi piattis (literally first courses - pasta, gnocchi, risotto & soup), insalata & verdure (accompaniments), all griglia (main courses), and la dolce vita for the desserts. To give you a flavour of the recipes, there is a range of bruschette & crostini aside from the more usual offerings, with toppings such as artichoke, squid, asparagus or aubergine & olive. Other starters include a rather wonderful pesto terrine - a fabulous summer starter or buffet dish. Although the original version includes a centre layer of squid, as a vegetarian I opted for an alternative she suggested of char-grilled red peppers and substituted a vegetarian setting agent for gelatine. The contrast of bright red peppers sandwiched between the pesto layers is just stunning and the flavours are wonderfully fresh. Another simple but rather lovely starter is stuffed mozzarella - balls of mozzarella almost sliced through and spread with the stuffing mixture.Read more ›
Even the scenery photos were depressing.
Italian food is my favourite restaurant food, so this is not an anti-Italian critique