Synopses & Reviews
This uniquely accessible collection draws together the best vegetarian recipes of Italy-350 in all. 'Pasta and pizza may be Italy's most eye-catching exports, but it is the country's varied and sensible use of vegetables that provides the best inspiration for American cooks,' writes Jack Bishop. 'Asparagus spears coated with a little olive oil and roasted to intensify their flavor; thick slices of country bread grilled over an open fire and topped with diced tomatoes and shredded basil from the garden; or a fragrant stew with fennel and peas-Italians enjoy these dishes because of what they do contain, not what they don't.' Many of the recipes were gathered by Bishop during extensive travels throughout Italy. Some are family favorites, adapted from those of his Italian grandmother. All deliver perfect results with a minimum of effort. Serving suggestions for each recipe make planning vegetarian meals easy.
"Jack Bishop has given us a celebration of vegetables, cooked simply the Italian way. The recipes are enticing, yet totally approachable and generally low in fat. Bishop even manages to demystify risotto and polenta. This book will enable the home cook to get delicious vegetarian dinners on the table every night of the week." -- Sara Moulton, Executive Chef, GOURMET
This uniquely accessible collection draws together 350 of the best vegetarian recipes of Italy for inspired everyday eating--from soups to sandwiches, from minestrone to polenta. The practical organization of this book makes meal planning easy.
About the Author
JACK BISHOP is the executive editor of Cook's Illustrated and a principal cast member of the PBS television show America's Test Kitchen. He is the author of The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook and Vegetables Every Day. He edited American Classics and Italian Classics, which won IACP Awards in 2002.
Table of Contents
The 16 chapters include: Antipasto Soups Pasta Rice Polenta Gnocchi Eggs Legumes Side Dishes Panini and Bruschetta Salads Pizza Calzone and Focaccia Tarts and Tortas and Desserts