The New Cucina Italiana: What to Eat, What to Cook, and Who to Know in Italian Cuisine Today
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Everybody loves Italian food. It is among the most talked about, written about, and globally popular. But as travellers have sought out culinary experiences in off-the-beaten-path destinations elsewhere in the world, in Italy even consummate foodies eat the same postcard versions of traditional dishes, occasionally making forays into a handful of fine-dining favourites. Yet by far the country s most interesting cuisine is to be found outside of well-trodden establishments, and it s as varied and full of personality as it is delicious. This generation of chefs has come a long way from their nonna s kitchen: they approach tradition with a respectful yet emancipated perspective; they rethink the formats of the Italian restaurant; they are rediscovering foraging and farming; they introduce serious cocktail programs. This book covers thirty-two chefs and restaurateurs who are reinterpreting the greatest hits of Italian dining: from trattorias to fine dining, from aperitivo to pizzerias. Laura Lazzaroni takes her readers on a visual north-to-south tour of this new cucina italiana, stopping at restaurants, inns, farms, and pop-ups all across the country, showing in stories and recipes the multitude of approaches, influences, and ingredients that compose this movement, which is paving the way for the country s gastronomic rebirth.
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Award-winning journalist and author Laura Lazzaroni is the editor in chief of Food and Wine Italia. Previously the features editor of L'Uomo Vogue, Lazzaroni is also the author of Altri Grani Altri Pani, and coauthor with three-Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito of 10 Lezioni di Cucina.