Italian Coastal

Sunshine on a plate!

Italian CoastalIt might be dull and chilly here, but Spring is just around the corner and we plan lighter and more colourful meals. Italian Coastal by Amber Guinness gives plenty of inspiration for Spring and Summer menu planning.

Following on from the success of her first book, A House Party in Tuscany, Amber Guinness travels from the Tuscan coast down through Lazio and Campania via Naples and the Amalfi Coast and on to northern Sicily. Amber delves into the history, stories and flavours that she has brought home to her kitchen to shape her food philosophy.

Inspired by the markets and food of summer holidays by the beach, Italian Coastal is a fusion of recipe book, travelogue, and memoir – with sumptuous food and travel photography throughout – that will transport readers to the sunny Mediterranean.

This gift-quality cookbook offers ideas for before-dinner or lunch nibbles, vegetarian options, seafood and meats, side dishes and desserts. Novices will boost their confidence by using the menu suggestions along with the recipes. My favourites include Garlicky Grilled Tomatoes, Ricotta Gnocchi, Saffron Fish Risotto and Raspberry Tiramisu. All delicious and simple to make.

Italian Coastal
Author: Amber Guinness
Published by‏: ‎Thames & Hudson
Price: £29.99
ISBN-13: 978-1760763657