My Calabria

My Calabria

Rustic Family Cooking From Italy's Undiscovered South

Book - 2010
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At the tip of Italy's "boot" lies Calabria. It is a beautiful, mountainous region populated by fishermen and small farmers. Rosetta Costantino grew up in this rugged landscape--her father a shepherd and wine maker and her mother his tireless assistant.

When her family immigrated to California, they re-created a little Calabria on their property, cooking with eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers from their garden, fresh ricotta made from scratch, and pasta fashioned by hand. A frugal people, Calabrians are master preservers, transforming fresh figs into jam, canning fresh tuna in oil, and sun-drying peppers for the winter. Now Rosetta shares her family's story and introduces readers to the fiery simplicity of Calabrian food. The first cookbook of a little-known region of Italy, My Calabria celebrates the richness of the region's landscape and the allure of its cuisine. This is a cookbook for our time: a reminder of how ingenious and resourceful cooks can create a gorgeous local cuisine.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065169
0393065162
Branch Call Number: 641.5945 Costanti
641.5945 Costanti
Characteristics: xix, 396 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 27 cm

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carolannbagan
Apr 04, 2011

lovely book. lovely pictures. i want to go to the authors garden just to nick some of her tomatoes. love this part of italy (it's not too touristy yet)

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