Synopses & Reviews
This lavishly illustrated cookbook, with more than 100 recipes finally gives the Venetian table its due, establishing it as one of the world's most enticing cuisines. Consisting largely of fresh vegetables and fruits, the bounty of the sea, and herbs and spices -- the legacy of Venice's centuries as the crossroads of the spice trade -- the cooking style incorporates elements from Spanish, Persian, Byzantine, Jewish, and other traditions. Despite their exotic origins, most dishes are easy to prepare, appealing to the interest today in healthful, tasty foods tempered with a few irresistible indulgences.
In this splendidly illustrated cookbook presenting some 100 recipes, the Venetian table and entertaining style are celebrated as never before. Although Italian cooking is enjoying an enormous popularity, the specialties of Venice's fascinating cuisine are less well known. With this long overdue cookbook - created by a five-star team of experts led by Adam D. Tihany with recipes by the Venetian chef Francesco Antonucci, text by Florence Fabricant, food artistry by Nir Adar, and photographs by Peter Pioppo - it is now possible to prepare the delicious foods of Venice in a home kitchen. This enticing book features clearly written, authentic recipes specially adapted for easy preparation with lively comments, inventive tips, and insights regarding Venice. The inspiring photographs, especially commissioned for this book, marvelously portray the dishes, often in a Venetian setting, capturing the essence of the fabled city.