Books make excellent gifts and Catherine Fulvio has a delicious set of five mouth watering books to choose from.
Catherine’s Bake Like an Italian
For this sumptuous new collection, Catherine travelled to Italy to research the very best authentic sweet and savoury recipes. She discovered how baking is the life-blood of the Italians. Just go into any village piazza in Italy and the bakery (panificio) and cake shop (pasticceria) will have pride of place.
No matter where you are in Italy, you will always be seduced by an authentic panino for lunch, a thin and crispy pizza slice from a street vendor, antipasti served with an afternoon drink or the incredible sweet delights readily offered with a strong coffee.
Catherine’s Italian Kitchen
Following her popular RTÉ TV series, Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, and her latest show, Catherine’s Roman Holiday, Catherine presents her personal collection of recipes to brighten up Irish kitchens with delicious flavours of Italy.
This wonderful selection of vibrant recipes, influenced by Catherine’s long summers spent at her home in Sicily, have been gathered from Italian friends and her husband’s family in Sicily and Rome, and perfected at her Wicklow cookery school.
With over 100 dishes for all levels of cooks, including familiar recipes with a twist – pizzas, pastas and risotto – as well as the unfamiliar – homemade limoncello, a traditional lemon liqueur, or Stromboli, a mouth-watering bread filled with mozzarella and pancetta, from the volcanic island off the coast of Sicily. So, expect the passion of Sicilian cooking, the heartiness of Roman fare, along with tasty treats from Tuscany, Naples and Venice.
Catherine’s Family Kitchen
In Catherine’s Family Kitchen you will find over 100 recipes, including all those seen on her 8-part RTE series (of the same name).
Catherine will take you through the full range of home cooking possibilities. Just a few samples include Thai crab croquettes, Mushroom & Thyme Risotto Cakes, Spanish chicken, Haddock Portuguese, Cheesy Courgette Bake,Herby Champ, Mocha Creme Brulee and Sticky Guinness Pudding.
Throughout the book, Catherine stresses the Power of Five, for example 5 Store Cupboard essentials; 5 Ways with White Soda Bread; 5 Sauces for Meat & Fish; 5 Ways with Bolognese sauce; 5 ways with salad dressing.
This is Catherine Fulvio in full flow: practical, geared to our busy modern lives – and truly delicious. We can all cook like this.
Eat Like An Italian
How is it that Italians live so well? How do they have time for long, leisurely mealtimes with friends and family? Why do they have such strict rules and routine when it comes to eating? They refuse to compromise when it comes to food. Italians eat with the regions and seasons and they respect the importance of mealtimes: work, family, life all revolve around food.
According to Catherine Fulvio, the Italian diet and approach to food is a lifestyle lesson to us all on how to relax and enjoy our food moments.
In Eat Like an Italian, Catherine Fulvio shows you how to experience this as she celebrates all that is great about Italian food and food culture with over 100 new recipes for the good life. With mouth-watering food photography and lifestyle shots, each chapter includes Catherine’s warm and chatty stories about Italy and her Italian family. She also shows you how to use the best of Irish ingredients in Italian recipes. Get ready to enjoy la dolce vita!
The Weekend Chef
Everybody loves the weekend. It’s time to kick off your shoes, let your hair down and enjoy the good things in life: friends, family – and good food.
In her fantastic new book, award-winning Catherine Fulvio celebrates the relaxed and easy vibe of the weekend with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. From Friday night curry to Saturday brunch, from rainy-day baking, to Sunday’s family dinner.
If weekday breakfasts consist of a quick bowl of cereal before running out the door, now’s the time for Chocolate French Toast with Hazelnuts and Raspberries. If mid-week meals consist of express rice and fast food, why not host a Tapas night and make Garlic Artichokes and Mushrooms, Roasted Grapes with Jamon Serrano and Patatas Bravas? If you depend on a vending machine for a weekday snack, how about an afternoon of baking – try the Chocolate and Cardamom Brioche Buns or Orange and Almond Polenta Squares.
So forget about work. Forget about express meals. Close the door, turn the music on, fire up the cooker – it’s the weekend!
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