'This book is not only a fascinating read, teaching you about the regions of Italy, but is also full of things that you really do want to cook.' - Thomasina Miers, The Times
In this now iconic staple of Italian cookery, Katie Caldesi collates hundreds of recipes from across the country, from the mountainous north to the sun-drenched Mediterranean in the south. Her collection of recipes, techniques and ingredients, collected from homecooks and trattoria chefs from every region, result in a unique and comprehensive compendium of Italian food.
The Italian Cookery Course will guide you through the vast collection of famous recipes and lesser-known regional dishes, with clear instruction on how to replicate them at home. The book is broken down into straightforward chapters including 'Meat', 'Fish', 'Dolci' and 'Cheese'. Each chapter contains 'masterclasses' on technique, revealing the practical secrets of Italian cooking and giving the reader new confidence in the kitchen. All this is interwoven with fascinating narration about the culinary influences that have created this wonderful cuisine.