Jewish Flavours of Italy
A Family Cookbook
Imprint: Green Bean Books
336 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, 100 color & black and white illustrations
- March 2023
- In Stock
Jewish Flavours of Italy is a culinary journey through Italy and a deep dive into family culinary heritage. With more than 100 kosher recipes, Silvia offers readers a unique collection of authentic and traditional Italian-Jewish dishes, combined with stunning photography, practical tips, and clear explanations. With a delicious mix of recipes, family stories and history, Silvia offers a unique insight into centuries' old culinary traditions.
Discover recipes from everyday home-cooked meals to special celebration menus for Jewish holidays. Highlights include recipes such as pasta e fagioli (borlotti bean soup), family favorites such as melanzane alla parmigiana (eggplant parmigiana), as well as delicious Jewish dishes such as Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-style fried artichokes), challah bread, and sarde in saor (Venetian sweet and sour sardines).
Silvia’s extensive cooking repertoire combined with her life experiences means that her recipes and family stories are one-of-a-kind. She introduces the reader to soup, pasta, matzah, and risotto dishes, then moves on to meat, poultry, fish, and vegetable recipes. Silvia finishes with mouth-watering desserts such as orecchie di Amman (Haman’s ears), Roman Jewish pizza ebraica (nut and candied fruit cakes) and sefra (aromatic semolina bake). Even the most sweet-toothed readers will be satisfied!
Each recipe is introduced by Silvia in a friendly and conversational tone that will get readers involved before they even get the chance to preheat the oven. Throughout the book, in-depth features highlight ingredients such as artichokes, zucchini flowers and eggplants. A personal touch shines through and provides a connection with the author. Silvia’s enthusiastic and charming personality transforms this collection of recipes into a culinary experience that will be cherished by generations to come.
"Every recipe sings, from lead-in descriptions and top-notch color photographs to the step by steps (if needed) as well as tips and variations. While this is aimed at kosher households, all dishes can be reconfigured for those not adhering to any guidelines. Read this for the stories; refer to it for one-of-a-kind recipes." ~Booklist
“This beautiful book of Italian Jewish family recipes invites you to indulge in the pleasure of eating healthful and tasty dishes, reflecting the flavors of Italian Jewish cuisine.” ~New York Journal of Books