Tobie Puttock lived in Italy as a young chef. On his most recent
trip, he travelled to the great cities of Venice, Milan, Genoa,
Florence, Rome and Naples, and to the lesser-known Ponte di Legno,
Parma, Lucca, Panzano and Ascoli Piceno.
Join Tobie as he revisits old haunts, checks out new places and samples the food and culture. Meet the people he stayed with and cooked with, and learn iconic dishes and new twists on old standards. With 100 recipes and a rich array of travel and food photography, Cook Like an Italian is your passport to authentic Italian cooking.
About The Author
Tobie Puttock's love affair with Italian food began when he was 18 and working in Melbourne's acclaimed Caffe e Cucina. The passion flourished as he cheffed his way across Europe, working eighteen-hour days in Italian speaking kitchens, taking time out for snowboarding excursions and the odd very long lunch in a mountainside trattoria. In London, Tobie worked at the River Cafe, widely regarded as that city's best Italian restaurant, alongside a bevy of high-profile chefs, including Jamie Oliver. He moved back to Melbourne, once again to an Italian kitchen, this time a place called Termini.
In 2006, Tobie opened a new Fifteen restaurant in Melbourne, serving ripper Italian food made with the best produce available and prepared with care, imagination and plenty of heart. As Director, he oversees the training program for employing and mentoring disadvantaged kids to become industry professionals.
Tobie is a regular contributor to Delicious magazine, and, along with his best mate, Matt Skinner, appears on the Lifestyle Channel. He appears regularly at events such as the Organic Expo and Green Show, Good Food and Wine Show, and Irresistible Gluten Free Food Show as well as giving demonstrations at cooking schools around Australia.
Tobie is the author of Daily Italian, Italian Local and Cook Like An Italian.
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 27th September 2010
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 23.2 x 2.100
Weight (kg): 28.5