November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010
The Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy is home to several of the world's most renowned gastronomic cities, the capital, Bologna, has given its name to the famed Bolognese sauce; from Parma comes exquisite prosciutto, the best-known pork product of Italy; Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has been made in Parma and Reggio-Emilia for over 700 years; and Modena has been producing unrivaled balsamic vinegar for centuries. This heartland of Italian cooking is also well-known for its delicate homemade pastas.
Giovanna Bellia La Marca (author of Sicilian Feasts) takes readers on a personally-guided tour through the culinary landscape of this beautiful Italian region. From homemade tagliatelle noodles with a rich, hearty Bolognese Rag·, to unique desserts like Torta Ferrarese, a confection made with fresh egg noodles layered with almonds, sugar, and butter that hails from the town of Ferrera, home chefs will fall in love with this classic Italian fare.
A section on cooking techniques teaches the correct way to peel chestnuts, clean leeks, soak dried beans, and much more. Also included are guides to the wines of the region and Italian ingredients, a resource section with specialty retailers, and a bibliography. Along the way, La Marca reminisces about her favorite meals, people, and places in Emilia-Romagna, sharing a true taste of the region with readers.
- Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
- Subgenre: Regional + Ethnic / Italian
- Language: English
- Author: Giovanna Bellia LA Marca
- Online Item #: 12933928
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-7489
- ISBN: 9780781812566
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported