Release on 2014 | by Valentina Oliveri,Antonino Bartuccio
Author: Valentina Oliveri,Antonino Bartuccio
"Calabria in Cucina" contains authentic, regional recipes, as well as local food traditions and classic wine from the Sila Mountain range to the white cliffs of the Vaticano Cape, close to Tropea. The easy-to-follow recipes are written by Chef Valentina Oliveri, owner of the restaurant L'Elibelinde, based in Rende (Cosenza).
Calabria, 1927. Un territorio, un paese, una famiglia, isolati tra le montagne della Sila Grande, vivono oppressi dalla tirannia di un violento Barone che vuole sottomettere i fratelli Ferruccio e Pietro. Il Barone rifi utato, attenta alla vita del fi glio di Ferruccio, Nicola di 2 anni e, a distanza di tempo, dopo una strage, adotta con prepotenza Carmen di 4 anni, nipote acquisita di Pietro, rimasta orfana. L’astuto Pietro, detto Zione, si schiera con l’arrogante Barone. Obbedisce, sopporta, gli sta vicino aspettando il momento propizio per eliminarlo. Passano gli anni. Ferruccio ritorna dalla Campagna di Russia con un piede congelato, Nicola, fi danzato con Carmen, viene minacciato di morte e non può sposare la giovane incinta. Fugge a Miami dove chiede aiuto ad un potente boss. Il tiranno dopo altri scempi, delitti e violenze, viene ucciso da Pietro. Carmen ha il bambino e con Nicola ritornato, partono per la Florida dove apriranno un ristorante “italian kitchen”. Non dimenticheranno mai la Sila Grande, le clementine, la faggeta, la “viddanedda”, la “’nduja”, le fontane, la processione di Santa Caterina. Ricorderanno la Calabria per sempre, “with love”. Romanzo ispirato ad una storia vera.
Che siate genitori con orari da incubo, nonni della domenica, studenti fuori sede, zii vacanzieri, single senza pentole o tate plurime non ha importanza. E non importa neanche che siate quel tipo di persona che trema all’idea di preparare un piatto con più di tre ingredienti, teme il forno e guarda con soggezione un impasto. Se siete di buon appetito, e pensate che il cibo sia un modo per stare insieme e dimostrare affetto agli altri e a se stessi, allora questo manuale di cucina è per voi.
Follow me on a journey through Calabria and Southern Italy. Discover food, people and a land that will feed your very soul. Travel with me as we cross the realm of 'cucina povera'. We will cook together as we voyage from the past to the present day. We will discover recipes from the mountains to the sea. We will dine on the food behind the personal stories and fables of this rich and ancient land. I have been travelling, cooking and eating cuchina povera for over fifty years. It has taken me fifty years to get round to writing this book. All you need to do is spare some time to uncover a food that will fill your soul with Calabrian sunshine.
Calabrian Kitchen contains recipes of authentic, healthy Calabrian cooking passed from generation to generation. Emilia, the author, has been cooking since she was ten and still makes daily meals for her husband and often her children and grandchildren. The book is easy to read and encourages cooks to enjoy their kitchens!
Treasured Recipes and Family Traditions from Southern Italy
Author: Mary Amabile Palmer
"Cucina di Calabria" is the first cookbook ever devoted to the distinctive, lusty food of Calabria, the toe of the Italian boot. More than 200 recipes offer something for every cook, whether novice or experienced. All start with simple, fresh ingredients, transformed into sumptuous dishes with a minimum of effort. The recipes are interwoven with anecdotes about Calabrian culture and history, traditions and festivals. Line art & photos.
Liguria on the Italian Riviera is home to some of Italy's finest cooking. The Ligurian kitchen is famous for fish, fresh produce and herbs. Tales of loveable uncles and a lyrical account of making pasta in the midst of a storm tantalise just as much as the sumptuous recipe on offer in this book. In these 100 recipes, the specialities of artisan bread bakers and those of the region's 'cucina povera' combine to create a zestful collection that exemplifies 'that extraordinary marriage of land and sea that is Ligurian cuisine'.
An effortlessly artful blend of travel book, memoir, and affectionate portrait of a people Calabria is the toe of the boot that is Italy—a rugged peninsula where grapevines and fig and olive trees cling to the mountainsides during the scorching summers while the sea crashes against the cliffs on both coasts. Calabria is also a seedbed of Italian American culture; in North America, more people of Italian heritage trace their roots to Calabria than to almost any other region in Italy. Mark Rotella's Stolen Figs is a marvelous evocation of Calabria and Calabrians, whose way of life is largely untouched by the commerce that has made Tuscany and Umbria into international tourist redoubts. A grandson of Calabrian immigrants, Rotella persuades his father to visit the region for the first time in thirty years; once there, he meets Giuseppe, a postcard photographer who becomes his guide to all things Calabrian. As they travel around the region, Giuseppe initiates Rotella—and the reader—into its secrets: how to make soppressata and 'nduja, where to find hidden chapels and grottoes, and, of course, how to steal a fig without actually committing a crime. Stolen Figs is a model travelogue—at once charming and wise, and full of the earthy and unpretentious sense of life that, now as ever, characterizes Calabria and its people.
Since childhood, Rosa Fiore -- daughter of a sultry Sicilian matriarch and her hapless husband -- found solace in her family's kitchen. La Cucina, the heart of the family's lush estate, was a place where generations of Fiore women prepared sumptuous feasts and where the drama of extended family life was played out around the age-old table. When Rosa was a teenager, her own cooking became the stuff of legend in this small community that takes pride in the bounty of its landscape and the eccentricity of its inhabitants. Rosa's infatuation with culinary arts was rivaled only by her passion for a young man, Bartolomeo, who, unfortunately, belonged to another. After their love affair ended in tragedy, Rosa retreated first into her kitchen and then into solitude, as a librarian in Palermo. There she stayed for decades, growing corpulent on her succulent dishes, resigned to a loveless life. Then, one day, she meets the mysterious chef, known only is I'Inglese, whose research on the heritage of Sicilian cuisine leads him to Rosa's library, and into her heart. They share one sublime summer of discovery, during which I'lnglese awakens the power of Rosa's sensuality, and together they reach new heights of culinary passion. When I'Inglese suddenly vanishes, Rosa returns home to the farm to grieve for the loss of her second love. In the comfort of familiar surroundings, among her, growing family, she discovers the truth about her loved ones and finds her life transformed once more by the magic of her cherished Cucina. Exuberant and touching, La Cucina is a magical evocation of lifes mysterious seasons and the treasures found in each one. It celebrates family, food, passion, and the eternal rapture of romance.