Risotto With Nettles

A Memoir with Food

Risotto With Nettles

*As featured in a BBC documentary* Born in Milan, Anna del Conte grew up in Italy in a gentler time. When war came to Italy everything changed: her family had to abandon their apartment and the city for the countryside, where the peasants still ate well, but life was dangerous... As a teenager, Anna became used to throwing herself into a ditch as the strafing planes flew over, and was imprisoned, twice. Her story is informed and enlivened by the food and memories of her native land - from lemon granita to wartime risotto with nettles, from vitello tonnato to horsemeat roll, from pastas to porcini. Anna arrived in England in 1949 to a culinary wasteland. She married an Englishman and stayed on, and while bringing up her children, she wrote books which inspired a new generation of cooks. This is a memoir of a life seen through food - each chapter rounded off with mouthwatering recipes.

Risotto! Risotto!

Risotto! Risotto!

Prized for its texture, flavour and versatility, risotto has been part of the Italian diet since the eighth century and is one of Italy's most famous dishes. This revised and updated edition of Valentina Harris' seminal work shows you how to prepare, cook and serve this iconic dish using ingredients from the humble tomato to the much sought-after truffle. With a fully updated introduction and some brand new recipes, as well as background information on the history of this famous dish, Valentina provides essential information on the variety of rice that can be used for risotto and how to make the all-important stock. Recipes are supplemented by beautiful photography of the dishes by Ian Garlick and a step-by-step guide to the perfect risotto. This is the perfect book for any risotto lover.

Amaretto, Apple Cake and Artichokes

The Best of Anna Del Conte

Amaretto, Apple Cake and Artichokes

*As featured in a BBC documentary* In this book Anna Del Conte has collected together the best of her delicious recipes along with tips, anecdotes and reminiscences about her life in Italy and London. Packed with inspiring information from the best way to make a tomato sauce and a tiramisu to more unusual dishes such as nettle risotto and chestnut mousse, each chapter is devoted to a different ingredient. As well as explaining the basics and introducing more surprising recipes, Anna includes special additional chapters describing traditional regional and historical menus. So whether you want to eat tagliatelle with ham and peas or rabbit with rosemary and tomato, a Roman Late Supper or a Renaissance Dinner, you will find what you need here.

Seaweed and Eat It

A Family Foraging and Cooking Adventure

Seaweed and Eat It

Seaweed And Eat It is the foodie's answer to The Dangerous Book for Boys, and a nostalgic journey of rediscovery for the whole family. Part cookbook, part natural history guide, with tasty recipes, fascinating folklore and inspiring ideas for seasonal feasts, Seaweed leads the reader through the process of identifying, learning about and cooking unusual and native wild foods. From discovering edible wild plants and flowers, to creating delicious seasonal feasts, Seaweed puts the fun into foraging and injects a sense of adventure into preparing dinner. For anyone interested in the origins of their food - or who's shocked by the price of elderflower cordial - this inspirational cookbook will ensure mealtimes are never dull. This revised edition is black and white.

Herbal Healing for Children

A Parent's Guide to Treatments for Common Childhood Illnesses

Herbal Healing for Children

Master herbalist Demetria Clark provides parents with safe, effective, natural alternatives to conventional medicines which often have negative side effects. This easy to follow, hands-on, practical guide shows how to use herbal remedies to resolve common childhood health issues: simple teas for tummy aches, drops for earaches, treatments for eczema and diaper rash, and much more. Readers are given an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works and what conditions it treats, a guide to herbal staples for daily use and first aid, and an alphabetical listing of childhood illnesses along with their remedies. Readers are also shown how to gather, preserve, and store herbs, and make their own herbal teas, decoctions, infusions, and salves. Also included are resources on everything from buying and growing herbs to locating an herbalist.

Cooking with Coco

Family Recipes to Cook Together

Cooking with Coco

*As featured in a BBC documentary* Coco is Anna Del Conte's 12-year-old granddaughter and her tireless helper in the kitchen. From a very early age, Coco showed an interest in food and cooking - Anna taught her to smell and taste food, and soon enough Coco was able to start helping, progressing from decorating cakes to making pasta to conjuring up her favourite tagines. Taking us from the simple dishes of the early stages, through to more complex cooking for older children - by way of meatballs, Coco's first biscuits, lamb with couscous and sweet ricotta pancakes - and illustrated with beautiful photographs, Anna Del Conte brings us the best of all the recipes they have cooked together. In a relaxed, informal style, she shows how to teach children the importance of seasonal food, how to introduce new skills and techniques, and how to choose the best ingredients. But Cooking with Coco is also an inspirational reminder of how much fun families can have together in the kitchen. Written by an internationally renowned cook, food writer and grandmother, for all the eager - and sometimes mischievous - faces around her table, Cooking with Coco is a book for anyone who wants to introduce children to simple, healthy and delicious cooking and the joy and satisfaction of making it themselves.

Maggie's Table

Maggie's Table

Maggie Beer is a long - time resident of South Australia's Barossa Valley. She is deeply involved in the food culture of the area as a producer, chef and enthusiastic champion of all the Valley has to offer. Here are recipes and stories that capture the rich flavours and colours of Maggie's home. Season by season, we discover how she cooks with fresh, local produce for simple family dinners and large festive occasions. We travel with her to the local dairy for fresh cream to make ice - cream, to the butcher for smoked meats, and to the neighbouring beekeeper for delicious honey. The large wood oven in the garden is lit for baked lemony chicken and potatoes, a picnic is prepared to take to the local pine forest to search for mushrooms, and we join Maggie's husband, Colin, on a crabbing expedition in order to make classic crab cakes in the electric frypan. Come sit at Maggie's Table to celebrate the art of country cooking and to share the generosity and joie de vivre of one of Australia's favourite cooks - the marvellous Maggie Beer.

The Diary of a Single Parent Abroad

The Diary of a Single Parent Abroad

When Jill and her family moved to Italy she expected life to change but she had no idea how massive that change would be. Shortly after the move, she discovered her husband had been having an affair and had no intentions of staying in Italy. Despite being in a foreign country with no income, limited language skills, a house that needed rebuilding and three young children to care for, she never once considered returning to the UK. With strength and determination she accepted any challenge, dismantling a derelict house to ground level, digging out a three metre deep well with her hands to get free water and overcoming her fear of the chainsaw to cut the winter wood. When there was very little money for food she made risotto with nettles collected from the roadside. She overcame many problems learned new skills and discovered that money is not important, and the only things in life that matters are health, happiness and her children. Jill's story is delivered with an ever present hint of humour, because, she says, "Without laughter life wouldn't be funny!"

Charred & Smoked

More Than 75 Bold Recipes and Cooking Techniques for the Home Cook

Charred & Smoked

Charring, searing, smoking, burning . . . Techniques for achieving mouthwatering dishes with crispy textures and deep, robust flavors are no longer limited to the world of barbecue. Many in the culinary industry who’ve mastered the exciting art of food and fire refer to the savory result as the “fifth taste” after sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. In fact, dishes infused with fire and smoke are showing up everywhere on today’s menus across the country. With Charred & Smoked, you can prepare these same innovative and delicious meals from the comfort of your own kitchen or backyard grill. If you’re ready to improve on a classic or would like to try something new, open the pages of Charred & Smoked and begin your culinary journey. Learn how burning chilies and spices is the secret to enhancing your next dish with bolder flavor and stronger aroma. You’ll discover which foods stand up well to a little char, and Chef Bugge will introduce you to many of these through his ingenious recipes like Charred Broccolini with Burnt Lime Dressing and Caramelized Beet Bites with Whipped Chévre & Toasted Pistachios or the revered Smoked Pork Chop with Burnt Orange Glaze and Caramelized Scallops with Toasted Barley Risotto & Nettle Pesto. Charred & Smoked also includes recipe chapters on rubs, seasonings, dressings, marinades, sauces, creative cocktails, and even desserts using fire and smoke, as well as a deeper dive into proper techniques and cooking methods used throughout the book along with essential equipment and tools you should have on hand.

Get Out of Debt and Stay Out - Forever!

Get Out of Debt and Stay Out - Forever!

Warning! This is a hard-hitting, unsympathetic book, full of advice about how to change your life. It's not about making big money. It's about CHANGE.