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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Passion!, 5 July 2007
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The copy of this delightful book I bought for a friends wedding anniversary arrived today, and i immediateately fell in love with both the book and the glorious recipes contained within ~ both simple & exciting, & all which make the most of the freshish of ingrediants, or the beautifully preserved tomatoes & mushrooms, or the grated truffles evocative of this simple cuisine.(Needless to say I have already ordered my own copy!)
As a vegetarian I was delighted to find that this BEAUTIFUL book, which is both visually beautiful & held together by the warmth of Gennaro's intimate personal anecdotes, is also CRAMMED full of vegetable dishes ~ 'orange & fennel salad', 'baked aubergine rolls filled with mozzerella', 'stuffed courgette parcels', 'sun-dried tomato gnocchi with black olive sauce', & 'risotto with fresh peas, broad beans and courgettes' to name but a few ~ the remaining inticing meat dishes i can't wait to make for family & friends, & may well be tempted myself.. 'anti-pesto of fresh peaches & parma ham', 'steamed meatballs', 'duck breasts in limoncello'!! 'chicken breasts with lemon & thyme', 'roast goose with apples and chestnuts in red wine', 'rabbit with garlic & rosemary served with brushetta', & 'breast of guinea fowl stuffed with herbs and served with a balsamic sauce' for example. There are also many ideas for 'pesce'(that's fish to you & me)',such as 'king prawns and crab with garlic & chilli', 'halibut with caper & dill sauce','rolled swordfish with fennel','sea bream fillets in a honey & white wine vinegar sauce', pasta dishes, soups, & basics, such as 'basic polenta with cheese' 'pasta fresca (basic pasta dough)', bread sticks (!), & 'focaccia with garlic & rosemary', basic sauce recipes & such beautiful delights as 'spicy almond biscuits', 'pear cake' & 'strawberry & limoncello ice cream'! But it was the sight of a recipe for 'pumpkin gnocchi with butter & sage', which really did it for me! I've been lucky enough to have had a traditional-style 'trattoria' run by a local Italian family to eat regularly at!! and from my experiences there, it was not difficult for the tastes & flavours of these dishes to come to life for me! And come to life these recipes really do, from the wonderfull personal anecdotes of Gennaro's childhood on the Amalfi Coast.

Recommended highly!
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