Frank Stitt's Bottega Favorita : A Southern Chef's Love Affair with Italian Food
More About Frank Stitt's Bottega Favorita by Frank Stitt; Christopher Hirsheimer
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- ISBN-13: 9781579653026
- ISBN-10: 1579653022
- Publisher: Artisan Publishers
- Publish Date: January 2009
- Page Count: 269
- Dimensions: 11.28 x 9.34 x 1.05 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
La cucina di Franco Stitti
I hope Frank Stitt, award-winning chef/owner of three fabulous restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama, will forgive me for Italianizing his fine Southern name, but he's earned it with his years of cooking and serving great Italian food at Bottega Restaurant and Café. Now, with his second cookbook, Bottega Favorita: A Southern Chef's Love Affair with Italian Food, he invites us all to his Mediterranean table and makes it possible to replicate the recipes at home. Stitt's take on Italian cuisine is infused with his Southern sensibilityyou can take this boy out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the boy and that's what makes these recipes sing with a unique culinary harmony. Shell beans replace cannellini beans and pair with wild American shrimp and lump crabmeat in a Southern take on a classic Italian summer salad. Zabaglione Meringue Cake is a sweet, snowy triumph of a Southern cake with an Italian accent. There are some truly simple dishes like Fennel and Parmigiano among the 150 recipes, but this is not quick-fix cooking. These are the elegant, much-admired dishes served at Bottega, made accessible by Stitt's detailed instructions and his helpful, tip-filled header notesthe results are worth the extra effort.