Winner of the Guild of Food Writers Award in 1996 and the Accademia Italiana della Cucina's Orio Vergani prize, The Classic Food of Northern Italy has become a well-thumbed bible on the shelf of every discerning cook.
In this revised and updated edition, Anna Del Conte celebrates the cooking of Northern Italy - both rustic and sophisticated, ancient and modern. As Delia Smith writes in her Foreword "Anna is a purist. She will not countenance anything that isn't in the strictest sense authentic."
In this collection of over 150 recipes Anna has chosen the very best ideas sourced from acclaimed restaurants, elegant home kitchens, rural inns and country farmsteads. Many of the traditional dishes may not be familiar, such as flatbread made with chickpea flour, Ligurian Ciuppin or macaroni pie in a sweet pastry case, but she also presents definitive versions of popular dishes such as Pesto, Ragu and Ossobuco. Her recipes are thoroughly researched and tested; she provides the home cook with a trusted and essential companion. Her numerous practical tips are the result of a lifetime's experience.
About the Author
Anna Del Conte is widely recognised as the doyenne of Italian cooking. Her books include Italian Kitchen, Cooking with Coco
and The Classic Food of Northern Italy,
which in 1996 won both The Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. She was also awarded the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
"With this book you will not only be able to cook authentic Italian food, you will also be able to go on an exciting journey of discovery throughout the whole of Northern Italy" - Delia Smith