Some recollections on eating in Italy. Both Italian cooking and the Italian meal depend on theme, variation, and “quanto basto” (just enough). Except for the rare occasion/recipe (such as ossobuco risotto, served as one dish Milanese style), there is no principle main course. Rather a tradition of a series of small courses that compliment one another are served. An ideal dinner includes the experience of the complex and the simple, crisp and the soft, the savory and the mellow.
Here I have included a mish-mash of recipes that were shared with me while traveling in Italy. They have been shared by family, friends, or the neighborhood cook. Additionally I have found similar recipes in cookbooks on my own. I hope you enjoy making them for your friends and family- Buon Appetito!
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf
Made in Italy – David Rocco
Saveur Cooks – Authentic Italian – Saveur
Trattoria Cooking – Biba Caggiano
- Cooking Classes in Rome (Can’t recommend more highly)