Italian Family Dining (Hardcover)
Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family
Rodale Books, 9781594861260, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 20, 2005
The author of the beloved classic "Italian Family Cooking "teams up with his daughter for a book that is part recipe treasury, part family memoir--and totally irresistible
James Beard Award winner Ed Giobbi's passion for fresh, seasonal fare, lovingly prepared, was nourished in a family to whom food was a sacred pleasure. Craig Claiborne, the late "New York Times" food critic, said, "Some of the most memorable meals of my life have been taken in Ed's kitchen."
Now, 30 years after Giobbi's first cookbook, "Italian Family Cooking," became an instant classic, he and his daughter, Eugenia Bone, have produced a wonderful companion volume on the art of preparing fabulous seasonal meals. Taking as inspiration the Italian countryside in Liguria where the Giobbi family has its roots, "Italian Family Dining" will show the reader how to combine dishes to put together unforgettable spring, summer, fall, and winter repasts.
Scrambled Eggs with Scallops and Morels, Mesclun Salad, and Strawberry Flan make a delicious quick spring meal, while Grilled Duck Breast, Warm Beet and Potato Salad, and Sliced Pears with Cheese combine spectacularly for a fast fall dinner. Throughout the book Eugenia Bone shares warm family reminiscences--and the recipes for Italian-style dining are simple but elegant, created by one of America's great home cooks, Ed Giobbi.