Valvona & Crolla
A Year at An Italian TableBook - 2009
Valvona & Crolla has been described as 'the Sistine chapel of continental delis'. Founded in 1934 by the Continis' ancestors, the Italian shop and restaurant is legendary in food circles for its excellent food and drink. Now, co-owners Mary (author of the bestselling "Dear Francesca" and co-author of the 'Easy Peasy' cooking series) and husband Philip have teamed up to present 200 delicious and authentic recipes. Organised season by season, the book offers a year of sumptuous delights from around the country of their heritage, together with recommendations for wines to match them. Starting with grissini studded with juniper berries and slithers of prosciutto di Parma, traditionally eaten in Rome on New Year's Eve, moving on to home-made pasta with fresh pecorino in the spring, frittata of grated courgettes, mozzarella and basil in the summer, the funghi, truffles and olive pressings of autumn, and finishing with the slow-cooked casseroles of winter, this beautifully written and evocatively photographed book adds up to a food diary of personal stories, history, anecdotes and delicious recipes, all imbued with the warmth and local knowledge that only a true Italian family, passionate about food, can deliver.
Publisher: London : Ebury, 2009.
Branch Call Number: 641.5945 CON
Characteristics: 320 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Valvona and Crolla