From the Publisher
In this delectable collection of dishes, drawn from all the regions of northern Italy, Anna Del Conte has chosen the very best recipes garnered from restaurants, home kitchens, and country farms. Many of the dishes are likely to be unfamiliar, such as flatbread made with chickpea flour, the Ligurian fish soup known as ciuppin, or macaroni in a sweet pastry case. Del Conte’s distinctive interpretations of more wellknown dishes, such as pesto and ragu, gnocchi, risotto, and ossobuco, will endear themselves to cooks as the versions that really work. This is a collection that is bound to become a favorite volume in every cook’s library. Anna Del Conte was born and educated in Milan. Her many successful cookbooks include Italian Kitchen, Gli Antipasti, I Dolci, La Pastaciutta, I Risotti, and Gastronomy of Italy.
About the Author
Anna Del Conte was born in Milan. Her first book, Portrait of Pasta, was published in 1976. In 1987 she was awarded the prestigious Duchesssa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for The Gastronomy of Italy. In 1994 Anna received the Premio Nazionale di Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d'Oro prize for her contribution to the dissemination of authoritative knowledge on authentic Italian cooking. She lives in Dorset.