In a green and secret valley in Tuscany, life is firmly moulded by the past. In this beautiful account of traditional life and cooking, Elizabeth Romer introduces the Cerotti family who farm one section of the valley and vividly describes, month by month, the Tuscan year - January's prosciutto and salame, cheese-making in March, threshing the corn in high summer, the game and chanterelles of autumn, the chestnut woods and zabajone of November and December. In the heart of the Cerotti house, wonderful meals are prepared using fresh and simple ingredients, governed by the rhythms of the changing seasons. This magical book reveals the secrets of an ancient way of life and cuisine, with dozens of delicious recipes to bring the flavour of Tuscany to any kitchen.
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Month by month, Elizabeth Romer details a year in a Tuscan kitchen. Noting farm recipes calling for olive oil measured in wine glasses, Romer recounts the way of life folks in Tuscany have enjoyed for centuries. In winter they spin wool and cure quantities of prosciutto. In springtime the pecorino cheese is made, while in summer the farm is ripe with corn, pears, and sweet peas. Then, of course, comes autumn, the time for wine, the time of the harvest. The rhythm of life naturally follows the foods of the seasons. You shouldn't read it without some good food nearby.About the Author:
S John Romer did post graduate studies at the Royal College of Art and spent his early career recording wall reliefs in Ancient Egypt. For the last 25 years he has alternated professional archaeology and conservation with writing books and writing and presenting TV programmes. Co-author Elizabeth Romer has worked with John on most of his books. She too graduated from the RCA and worked as an archaeologist. John and Elizabeth Romer live in South Tuscany. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TITLES by John Romer include Valley of the Kings, Ancient Lives and Great Excavations, Elizabeth Romer has also written a number of cookery books, including The Tuscan Year.
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Descrizione libro Orion mass market paperback, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110752817140