Italian coastal Recipes and stories from where the land meets the sea

Amber Guinness

Book - 2024

"Welcome to the Tyrrhenian Sea, home to la dolce vita, sun-drenched islands, and seaside towns where even the simplest trattoria has an effortless glamour. Following on from the success of A House Party in Tuscany, food writer Amber Guinness travels from the Tuscan coast down through Lazio and Campania via Naples and the Amalfi Coast and on to northern Sicily in her new book Italian Coastal. Along the way, Amber delves into the local history, stories, and flavors that have come home to her kitchen and shaped her food philosophy. Amber's quest for maximum flavor with minimal effort shines through in sixty delicious and achievable recipes that will bring an authentic mouthful of coastal Italy to your table: crostini with ricotta and... 'nduja; zucchini and mint lasagne; tomato linguine with capers; seabass with pistachio and almonds; Neapolitan vinegary fried zucchini; potato and caper salad from Salina; raspberry tiramisu; and the ultimate Amalfi lemon cream cake. Inspired by the markets and food of summer holidays by the beach, Italian Coastal is a fusion of recipe book, travelogue, and memoir--with sumptuous food and travel photography throughout--that will transport readers to the sunny Mediterranean."--

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Subjects
Genres
Cookbooks
Published
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc 2024.
Language
English
Main Author
Amber Guinness (author)
Other Authors
Saghar Setareh (photographer)
Edition
U.S. edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
239 pages : color illustrations, map ; 29 cm
ISBN
9781760764333
  • L'aperitivo : before the meal
  • Dall'orto : from the vegetable patch
  • Dal mare : from the sea
  • Dalla terra : from the land
  • Contorni : sides
  • Dolci : sweets.
Review by Booklist Review

In her second Italian cookbook, British-Italian author Guinness (A House Party in Tuscany, 2022) focuses on the parts of Italy that lean into the Tyrrhenian Sea, the section of the Mediterranean Sea bordering the western slope of mainland Italy and surrounding Sardinia and Sicily. Guinness, who grew up in Tuscany, is something of an expert on food from that area but takes delight in highlighting a hodgepodge of dishes and ingredients from Italy's other regions. Celebrate Tuscan spring with grilled tuna steaks with fresh peas, or a sweltering Italian summer with light beef carpaccio with arugula and pecorino. Unique, heartier fare includes calamarata pasta with eggplant, olives, pecorino, and almonds from Lazio, or Neapolitan veal escalopes in tomato sauce with mozzarella and anchovy. Airy photos offering sea views of small port towns interspersed with appetizing meals are enough to set minds wandering abroad. A browse through Italian Coastal, paired with a glass of Guinness' peaches in white wine, might even make armchair travelers believe they've been transported to the Mediterranean.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.