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Rustic Italian Food

(book, Marc Vetri & David Joachim)

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h4. From the publisher

Slow-cooked meats, homemade breads, flavorful pastas . . . these are the traditional comfort-food classics that Italians have been roasting, baking, curing, and making in their own kitchens for generations. 

In Rustic Italian Food, the acclaimed Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri celebrates the handcrafted cuisine of Italy, advocating a hands-on, back-to-the-basics approach to cooking. Home cooks of every skill level will revel in the 120 recipes here, such as sweet Fig and Chestnut Bread, rich Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi, savory Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder, and fragrant Apple Fritters. 

Rustic Italian Food is also an education in kitchen fundamentals, with detailed, step-by-step instructions for making terrines, dry-cured salami, and cooked sausage; a thorough guide to bread and pasta making; and a primer on classic Italian preserves and sauces. 

Much more than just a collection of recipes, in this book Vetri connects us directly to the essence of Italian food.
Eggplant Caponata
Apple and Endive Salad with Lemon and Thyme
Baked Peaches with Almond Frangipane