Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family
by Edward Giobbi, Eugenia Giobbi Bone
The statistics for things like heart disease are significantly lower in Italy than they are in the United States. This comes as a surprise since the general concept we have of Italian food is that it is high on foods that we don't normally consider healthy.
This book, on the other hand, in on the foods that Italian families have on a daily basis. It features fresh seasonal vegetables, small but reasonably sized portions and only on special occasions a light desert. There's a lot of fish. Where oil is used, it's olive oil. And surprisingly, these dishes are easy and fast to prepare. The Italian mother is busy also. She wants things that don're require her to spend every afternoon in the kitchen.
Ed Giobbi is a James Beard Award winner as a culinary professional. He worked on this book with his daughter Eugenia Giobbi Bone and in addition to the recipies shares warm family memories and a philosophy of good times together.
John Matlock "Gunny" (Winnemucca, NV) Amazon.com
The author of the beloved classic Italian Family Cooking teams up with his daughter for a book that is part recipe treasury, part family memoir--and totally irresistible!
James Beard Award winner Ed Giobbi’s passion for fresh, seasonal fare, lovingly prepared, was nourished in a family to whom food was a sacred pleasure. Craig Claiborne, the late New York Times food critic, said, "Some of the most memorable meals of my life have been taken in Ed’s kitchen."
Now, 30 years after Giobbi’s first cookbook, Italian Family Cooking, became an instant classic, he and his daughter, Eugenia Bone, have produced a wonderful companion volume on the art of preparing fabulous seasonal meals. Taking as inspiration the Italian countryside in Liguria where the Giobbi family has its roots, Italian Family Dining will show the reader how to combine dishes to put together unforgettable spring, summer, fall, and winter repasts.
Scrambled Eggs with Scallops and Morels, Mesclun Salad, and Strawberry Flan make a delicious quick spring meal, while Grilled Duck Breast, Warm Beet and Potato Salad, and Sliced Pears with Cheese combine spectacularly for a fast fall dinner. Throughout the book Eugenia Bone shares warm family reminiscences--and the recipes for Italian-style dining are simple but elegant, created by one of America’s great home cooks, Ed Giobbi.