Valvona & Crolla: A Year at an Italian Table

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From Tomato and Smoked Pancetta Sugo for winter to Summer Pudding with Orange-Flower Water Cream, this book is organized season by season to offer a year of sumptuous delights with wines to match Founded in 1934 by the Continis' ancestors, Italian shop and restaurant Valvona & Crolla is legendary in food circles for its excellence, and has been described as "the Sistine chapel of continental delis." Now, co-owner Mary presents 200 delicious, authentic recipes from around the country of her heritage. Starting with the festive flavors of winter, such as a creamy chestnut soup with smoked pancetta; moving on to the best of spring's vegetables with a broad bean and spinach frittata; fresh seafood dishes in the summer; and finishing with the truffles, olive pressings, and slow-cooked casseroles of the autumn, this beautifully written and evocatively photographed book adds up to a food diary of personal stories, history, anecdotes, and recipes, all imbued with the warmth and local knowledge that only a true Italian family, passionate about food, can deliver.

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Mary Contini has been a director of the Edinburgh deli Valvona & Crolla Ltd. since 1983. She is the author of Dear Francesca.

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"A loving and lyrical tome of a cookbook" Caterer and Hotelkeeper "suggestions for sumptuous, seasonal cooking spiced with memories of the shop, it's character and history" Saga "Celebrate home cooking the Italian way" Country Life "You can't go wrong realy, if you approach food in this celebratory spirit" London Evening Standard

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