Take Italian flavors home with you with the book “Preserving Italy”
25 Jul

Take Italian flavors home with you with the book “Preserving Italy”

Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing and Bottling Italian Flavors and Tradition” is definitely one of the best books of summer 2016. Written by Domenica Marchetti, Italian cooking expert, the cookbook includes recipes for all tastes: sweet, sour, spicy.

The objective is very simple: to give every reader the chance to interiorize the Italian tradition of preserving the harvest, an integral part of the Belpaese culture. 

Preserving Italy” is the seventh cookbook by Domenica Marchetti and definitely deserves a chance: if you haven’t visited Italy, yet, the book will give you a taste of the country’s mouth-watering cuisine. If you already know Italy, on the other hand, the cookbook will give you practical suggestions to take those unforgettable flavors home with you.

The book is divided in different chapters and themes: preserving in oil, preserving in vinegar, sweet preserves, infused oils and vinegars, fresh cheeses and simple cured meats, syrups and alcohol preserved fruits, confections (like the famous torrone, almond nougat). 

Experience - by yourself - the unmistakable pleasure of your own homemade tomato conserva, of a giardiniera, an orzata, of sour cherries in boozy syrup, of pear mostarda and salt cured olives. And so, so much more. 

What makes “Preserving Italy” an especially interesting book is the way it is written, with an experienced and reassuring tone that will make every cooking experience easy, pleasurable, and even more so: desirable. The book includes a variety of recipes that will help you turn your conserve into Italian-tasting dishes, like Bucatini all’Amatriciana. 

Italy, as everyone knows, is famous for its art, architecture, culture, joie de vivre, but also for its healthy culinary traditions. Our senses remember so much more than our mind: let them roam freely.

“Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing and Bottling Italian Flavors and Tradition” is published by Houghton Miffling Harcourt and features 304 pages. 

Happy reading!

Picture: the book cover.