Tortellini at Midnight: and Other Heirloom Family Recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany by Emiko Davies

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  • Chocolate and amaretti flan (Bonet)

    • PiaOC on June 07, 2021

      Sensational. Easy do ahead dessert.

  • Nonna Anna's meatballs (Polpette di Nonna Anna)

    • FieryItalian on August 26, 2020

      Bit tasteless. Needs garlic and basil.

  • Stuffed chicken roll (Rotolo di pollo)

    • Popisdead on March 31, 2021

      Not hugely successful but i think that’s a lot down to me. My sausages and cheese were not strongly flavoured enough and i didn’t have any string. But was nice, just needed a bit more flavour, make sure you get Italian sausages is my advice.

  • Ice-cream cake (Spumone)

    • tges on March 26, 2020

      A good enough recipe - but would garner a better result if making your own gelato. The cupeta was good and now gives me ideas on how to use it in other sweet dishes - but the soaked savoiardi biscuits just resulted in ice crystals in my spumone. Don't know how to get around this? Nonetheless, this affords me greater respect for Ben and Jerry's with their cake add-ins!

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Fall under Emiko's spell with this book that will become a family heirloom, handed down to those you love.

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  • ISBN 10 1743794533
  • ISBN 13 9781743794531
  • Published Mar 19 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia, United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hardie Grant Books

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Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognise as food. – Michael Pollan

Sometime in the 1950s, Emiko Davies' nonno-in-law began the tradition of ringing in the new year with tortellini al sugo. He served it along with spumante and a round of tombola, and sparked a trend; for over 20 years, you could find tortellini at midnight on New Year's Eve in the bars around Fucecchio. This is just one of the heirloom dishes in this collection, for which Emiko Davies has gathered some of her favorite family recipes. They trace generations that span the length of Italy, from the Mediterranean port city of Taranto in the southern heel of Puglia to elegant Turin, the city of aperitif and Italian cafe culture in the far north and, finally, back to Tuscany, which Emiko calls home. Tortellini at Midnight is a book rich with nostalgia, with fresh, comforting food and stunning photography. It is a book that is good for the soul.

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