Jewish Flavours of Italy: A Family Cookbook
“This beautiful book of Italian Jewish family recipes invites you to indulge in the pleasure of eating healthful and tasty dishes, reflecting the flavors of Italian Jewish cuisine.”
Silvia Nacamulli's book is a beautiful celebration of Italian Jewish family cooking. It contains 344 pages, 109 recipes, and 9 pages of explanations on specific themes—all accompanied by photos. Other photos punctuate Silvia's family moments, and one can feel the closeness and passion of an Italian Jewish family for cooking together.
Silvia Nacamulli's cookbook, Jewish Flavours of Italy, published by Green Bean Books, opens with an introduction tracing the culinary history of Italian Jews. Silvia then shares with us personal moments of her family, some of whose members survived the war. She reminds us of the importance of celebrating Shabbat and other Jewish holidays, and finally shares some of her culinary tips with us. Her cookbook is organized around four main themes: soups-pasta-matzah and rice (27 recipes); meat, poultry, and fish dishes (24 recipes); vegetable dishes (26 recipes); and finally desserts and other pastries and sweets (32 recipes). A conversion table for measurements and an index ise very useful and simplifies the execution of the recipes.
The recipes are colorful, and you can find Italian classics such as gnocchi, polpettone (large meatballs), lasagna, pizza, tiramisu. But there are also recipes such as challah, Jewish pizza, artichokes Jewish-style, matzah, and charoset, as well as many eggplant recipes.
This beautiful book of Italian Jewish family recipes invites you to indulge in the pleasure of eating healthful and tasty dishes, reflecting the flavors of Italian Jewish cuisine.