Made in Italy: Food and Stories by Giorgio Locatelli

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  • annapanna on March 02, 2013

    This is a lovely book. The stories he tells around the food, how people used to prepare things in Italy when he was a child are so authentic! I grew up in Italy too and it brings back so many fond memories.... it made me remember how my grandmother used to make huge batches of biscotti and other sweet treats, fill a large pan and we would walk together to the "forno" where they made bread and ask them to bake them for us...and there were women bringing their lasagne as they probably didn't have an oven at home (as he describes in the chapter on lasagne) . If you want to know how Italian food is (and was) prepared traditionally this is a great book!

  • roztaste on July 25, 2010

    My favourite anglo Italian chef

  • PenelopeA on January 17, 2010

    Fantastic book about Italian food and how it fits into Giorgio's Italian background.

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  • Food52 by Don Lindgren

    ...it has these really lengthy sections that I haven't found explained almost anywhere else. There’s 19 pages on risotto before you get to the first risotto recipe, and that was a huge eye opener.

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  • ISBN 10 0061351490
  • ISBN 13 9780061351495
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 23 2007
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom, United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint HarperCollins Ecco

Publishers Text

'I am an Italian chef who has cooked in Paris and come of age in London,' says Giorgio Locatelli. 'Innovative, imaginative food is what people expect from me, but everything I do has its roots in classical, regional Italian cooking.

'This is the book that fans of Locatelli have been waiting for ever since he first made his name at Zafferano. The recent opening of Locanda Locatelli, widely regarded as one of the most exciting restaurants in London, has fuelled interest in this master chef.

Locatelli lights up Locanda with his big, welcoming personality, seamlessly marrying style with an all - Italian mission simply to bring people together at the table to share food, relax and enjoy good company and conversation. In the same way, his delight in food shines through on every page of this exciting new book. Whether he is reminiscing about the dishes of his native Lombardy, suggesting a starter combining the simplest and freshest ingredients, or explaining how to make the ultimate risotto, Locatelli transports the reader into his own kitchen to savour the real tastes of Italy.

Full of the insight and historical detail you might expect from a food writer, combined with the hands - on expertise of a top chef, peppered with evocative stories, and funny and often outspoken observations on the state of food today, this is the contemporary Italian food bible, from the acknowledged master of modern Italian cooking.



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