Puglia is the 'heel' of Italy. Bordering the iridescent Adriatic Sea, this is a region where the olive oil is like liquid gold, where the fish is cooked up fresh from the sea, and where sun-dried tomatoes, peppers and aubergines are at the heart of the cuisine. The food here is light, nutritious and rustic, and firmly centred around family life.
Born in this charming region, vivacious and modern mother-of-two Elisabetta Minervini has brought the vitality of Puglian cooking to her home in London, and in Mammissima she shares the traditional recipes her children (and their friends) have come to adore. These include orecchiette ('little-ear' pasta), focaccia, pasta al forno (oven-baked pasta), Salento rustic pie, and the ultimate pizza that will get everyone involved. This kind of cooking suits a hectic lifestyle and can be prepared quickly and easily, using inexpensive ingredients.
With enchanting food photography, illustrations and plenty of personality, this glorious book will allow you to add some Italian panache and bring la dolce vita to your everyday cooking.
Category: Cooking, Non Fiction
Dimensions: 247 x 174mm