Cristina's of Sun Valley Con Gusto!

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Deceptively simple, home-style Italian food

Celebrated Sun Valley restaurateur Cristina Ceccatelli Cook’s third cookbook―Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto!―bursts with the Tuscan attitude of appreciating the simple, enjoying the beautiful, and living life with passion and joy. Whether you want to prepare an elegant dinner or a simple sandwich, these inspired and approachable recipes will bring Cristina’s signature style into your home. Start with an antipasti of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Prosciutto Cones, and Salmon Cakes, accompanied by refreshing Limoncello Spritzers. Linger over Bavettine all Carretierra. Then finish with Cristina’s famous Candied Orange Peels dipped in Chocolate and Granita al Caffè. Like Cristina’s loyal customers, you will return to Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto! again and again.

Cristina Ceccatelli Cook grew up in Italy on her family’s estate in Tuscany. She is the founder and owner of Cristina’s Restaurant, which she opened in 1993. She is the author of two successful cookbooks, Cristina’s of Sun Valley and Cristina’s Tuscan Table, which was selected as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s favorite 25 cookbooks of the year for 2008 and was featured in their Best of the Best cookbook. Her recipes have appeared in Bon Appetit and Food & Wine Magazine and on the Food Network program “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Cristina lives in Sun Valley, Idaho

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Celebrated Sun Valley restaurateur Cristina Ceccatelli Cook’s third cookbook―Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto!―bursts with the Tuscan attitude of appreciating the simple, enjoying the beautiful, and living life with passion and joy. Whether you want to prepare an elegant dinner or a simple sandwich, these inspired and approachable recipes will bring Cristina’s signature style into your home and allow you to dish up the tastes that have created her reputation as a buona cuoca (good cook).

Since 1993, Sun Valley locals and visitors alike have come back again and again to taste Cristina’s unforgettable food and enjoy the camaraderie and friendship around her table. The restaurant is a cozy place―busy and loud at times―much like the traditional Tuscan trattorie Cristina grew up with. The house wine is always good and the food has a timeless and comforting quality. Cristina has traveled long and far since she first said “ciao amore” to her mother as she left for America, but her passion for the deceptively simple style of her Italian childhood still exemplifies all that she does.

Illustrated with over 150 beautiful photographs, Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto! also offers a glimpse of Sun Valley celebrations and Cristina’s flair for presentation that makes them so memorable.

Use the recipes in Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto! to plan your own special events. Start with an antipasti of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Prosciutto Cones, and Salmon Cakes, accompanied by refreshing Limoncello Spritzers. Linger over Bavettine all Carretierra. Then finish with Cristina’s famous Candied Orange Peels dipped in Chocolate and Granita al Caffè. You won’t be disappointed. Like Cristina’s loyal customers, you will return to Cristina’s of Sun Valley Con Gusto! again and again.

Cristina Ceccatelli Cook grew up in Italy on her family’s estate in Tuscany. She is the founder and owner of Cristina’s Restaurant, which she opened in 1993. She is the author of two successful cookbooks, Cristina’s of Sun Valley and Cristina’s Tuscan Table, which was selected as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s favorite 25 cookbooks of the year for 2008 and was featured in their Best of the Best cookbook. Her recipes have appeared in Bon Appetit and Food & Wine Magazine and on the Food Network program The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Cristina lives in Sun Valley, Idaho, with her husband, Steve, a local architect.

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Praise for Cristina’s “ . . . Cristina’s is a Sun Valley institution.” ―The New York Times

“Cristina’s delightful Italian sensibility is evident in every element of her restaurant and in every bite of her beautifully presented food. Her recipes will fill your kitchen with aromas and flavors to nourish both body and spirit.” ―Carole King singer/songwriter

“What is my favorite thing about Sun Valley? Its civility, its people, its beauty, and Cristina’s!” ―Van Gordon Sauter former president of CBS News and Fox News

“Cristina’s, a charming homage to Italy’s finest, serves up frittatas, benedicts, and waffles so good you’ll be tempted to stick around for the thin-crust pizzas and panini at lunchtime.” ―VanityFair.com

“After traveling all over the world playing concerts, my favorite cook is Cristina and my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world is hers.” ―Steve Miller musician

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