Delicious, decadent flavours from the northern and central regions of Italy, paired with the simplistic cucina povera style of the south
Join Carmela Sereno on a culinary journey from the breath-taking dolomites as far south as Lazio and Abruzzo, taking in the delicious and decadent flavour of northern and central Italy.
What sets the northern and central regions of Italy apart from the cucina povera style of the south is its staple ingredients. From polenta, rice, pasta, game and seafood, to the use of butter, cream and alpine cheeses, the northern and central regions are much richer in terms of the ingredients they use. The result is an outstanding final flavour.
Carmela's passion for Italian food and drink culture is at the forefront of every recipe she creates. The recipes in her latest book include:
Tomino cheese wrapped with basil and slices of speck
Veal Milanese, classic osso bucco served with a delicate, saffron-infused risotto
Cappellacci stuffed with rabbit, pork and veal
Roman oxtail stew
Whether an indulgent Friday night dinner or a quick weekday meal, the recipes in this book will please the whole family.
Carmela Sereno is an Italian food writer and cookery tutor. She was raised on a small farm in the north of Bedfordshire. Her family originates from the regions of Puglia and Molise, in southern Italy.
Today, Carmela lives in a small Northamptonshire village with her four children and husband where she balances her family life with her work as an Italian food writer and author, cookery tutor, chef and recipe developer.