Vegetables from an Italian Garden

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No cuisine is better than Italian at making the most of a huge variety of seasonal vegetables in simple but tasty dishes. Following the phenomenal success of The Silver Spoon, Vegetables from an Italian Garden brims with more than 350 authentic, easy-to-follow and delicious Italian recipes for everyone’s favourite vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini.

The book is organized by season with each chapter featuring a garden journal and a collection of recipes. Each journal provides readers with profiles of vegetables within that season, highlighting best-known varieties, appearance, storage and preparation and everything you need to know to maximize flavour and nutritional content. With hundreds of authentic and time-honoured recipes, Vegetables from an Italian Garden is the quintessential cookbook both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Crema Fredda di Cetrioli (Cold Cucumber Cream Soup) makes a fresh summer starter and the Belga Brasata Gratinata in Forno (Oven-Baked Endive Gratin) is a lunch-time favourite. The decadent Pure Tartufato (Truffled Purée Potatoes) and delicious Torta di Cavolfiore (Savoury Cauliflower Pie) are classic comfort dishes for cold days.

Furthermore, a seasonal food calendar, a sowing/harvest chart and directory provide aspiring gardeners with all the tools and information needed to grow their own vegetable garden. Vegetables from an Italian Garden is the definitive guide to harvesting and cooking vegetables like the Italians do, and it's an essential addition to any food-lover’s library. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 432 pp
  • Illustrations: 150 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714860800

"The recipes are terrific, full of feasible ideas you wouldn’t necessarily think of when faced with a trug of English veg."—Daily Telegraph magazine

"Allotment owners, vegetarians, omnivores and those with a renewed passion for veggie growing, be enticed."—Metro

"Turn your veg from duty to delight... This doorstop of a book means never again having to suffer the bland and over-boiled."—Mail on Sunday

"Phaidon has once again published a magnificent book, both visually and in terms of content."—Chef

"A lovely collection of simple seasonal dishes."—The Washington Post

"...A definitive garden-to-plate must-have for your cookbook shelf."—Energy Times

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