Synopses & Reviews
An enoteca is more than just a place to have a quick glass of wine and a light meal or snack. Its a place to meet friends and relax in an inviting atmosphere. With more and more travelers returning with fond memories of these charming Italian hangouts, enoteche are already becoming a hot trend. Find out about the evolution of wine bars in Italy from renowned chef, author, and teacher Joyce Goldstein and discover the origins of the light, simply prepared cuisine. Each mouthwatering recipe and the part it plays in the enoteche lifestyle is described in detail, accompanied by wine recommendations for each course and stunning color photography evoking the lively spirit of these traditional venues. From succulent seafood and pasta dishes to focaccia and fritters-and even sinfully delicious dolci-anyone can enjoy the enoteca experience at home.
Presents over seventy authentic Italian recipes that bring the tradition of casual dining together with wine.
Joyce Goldstein's gorgeous cookbook celebrating the delightful foods served in Italian wine bars is now available in paperback. In Italy, the enoteca tradition captures the heart of what is for Italians la dolce vitasmall plates of simple, delicious fare, complemented by a glass or bottle of wine, and good company. This beautifully designed, exquisitely photographed cookbook tells the history of wine bars in Italy and features authentic, timeless recipes and their fascinating origins. From tasty dishes of omelets made with wild greens and stuffed pastas to fresh fruit tarts and regional cheeseseach accompanied by a wine recommendationEnoteca is anyone's passport to the Italian wine bar experiencewhen in Rome...or right at home.
About the Author
Joyce Goldstein is a nationally known chef, author, teacher, and Mediterranean cooking expert. Her numerous cookbooks include, most recently, Italian Slow and Savory (0-8118-4238-X) and Solo Suppers (0-8118-3620-7). She lives in San Francisco.
Angela Wyant is a Sacramento-based photographer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Food and Wine, and Travel and Leisure magazines.
Evan Goldstein is a Master Sommelier. He makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.