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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