The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy. These agriturismi provide room and board to travelers and offer cuisine that epitomizes the farm-fresh movement underway in the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Visitors come from all over Europe and North America to indulge in such delights as fresh ricotta cheese made the same morning, prosciutto from free-range pigs, and organic vegetables picked minutes before serving.
Professional chefs Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino have transcribed 150 northern Italian recipes from these family farms—including many that are seldom found in cookbooks outside of Italy. Full-color photographs and anecdotes about the farms and their residents bring Italy’s glorious countryside to life and illustrate such recipes as:
- Swiss Chard and Ricotta Tarts
- Lavender Encrusted Chicken with Pancetta
- Fried Butternut Squash Ravioli
- Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Walnut Butter Sauce