Traditional trattoria fare is the essence of Italian food--honest, fresh, and satisfying. Maxine Clark has collected authentic recipes from all over Italy and adapted them for the home cook. Simple Appetizers to try include Fresh Tuna Carpaccio and Three Marinated Antipasti. Warming Soups are always welcome--here you’ll find Tuscan Bean Soup and Cream of Chickpea Soup with Wild Mushrooms. Mouthwatering Pasta dishes are enduringly popular. Try Spaghetti with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce or Lasagne al Forno. The ultimate in Italian comfort food, Risottos to indulge in include Red Wine, Mushroom, and Pancetta Risotto. Making your own Pizza & Bread is surprisingly easy and hugely satisfying--enjoy a classic Pizza al Margherita or a freshly baked Rosemary Focaccia. Rich and hearty Meat & Poultry dishes to try include Pork Loin Roasted with Rosemary and Garlic; Beefsteak with Arugula; and Devilled Grilled Chicken. Traditional dishes for Fish & Seafood include Seabass Baked in Parchment and Grilled Tuna Steaks with Peperonata. Choose the perfect accompaniment to your meal from Salads & Sides. Recipes include Orange, Endive, and Black Olive Salad and Pumpkin Roasted with Sage and Onion. Finish with something delectable from Sweet Things such as Caramelized Fig Tart.
- A collection of recipes that offer home cooks simple ideas for authentic Italian food to be enjoyed with family and friends.
- Features beautiful images by award-winning photographer Martin Brigdale.