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A Table in Venice: Recipes from my home

Skye McAlpine



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01 April 2018
Cookery, food & drink; National & regional cuisine
With her simple, approachable Italian recipes and charming photography, Skye McAlpine offers an insider's perspective on Venetian home cooking.

'It is a beautifully evocative book, offering a delicious stroll through the city' Nigella Lawson 'A real and rare gem, this is the must-have book on Venice and it's cooking' Anna del Conte All of the recipes in A Table in Venice are typical of Skye's cooking style: simple, fresh, colourful and always plentiful, whether it's quick-to-assemble cicheti - the small plates accompanying an afternoon spritz or dinner party Prosecco - or a hearty serving of risotto topped with an extra grating of Parmesan.

With many recipes featuring a short list of ingredients these are dishes for everyone to make and enjoy, from Almond Paste Croissants and Chocolate and Amaretti Custard to Tagliolini with Prawns, Courgettes and Saffron and Roast Duck Legs with Plums.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists pass through the city of Venice each year, eat at trattorie, and leave having dined in Venice, but not having eaten well. It is the food cooked in homes and made with local ingredients, the recipes passed down through generations that is real Venetian food. So sit down to a sumptuous spread of freshly baked pastries, tuck into a comforting Venetian dinner with friends and family, or discover the secrets of Venice from the comfort of your armchair.
By:   Skye McAlpine
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 266mm,  Width: 195mm, 
Weight:   1.198kg
ISBN:   9781408889107
ISBN 10:   1408889102
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Skye spends the majority of her time in Venice, where she writes, practices photography and teaches cookery workshops. She is the author of a successful blog, From My Dining Table, and contributes regularly to publications from around the world, including Food52, The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Saturday Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler and Corriere della Sera. A Table in Venice is her first book. / @skyemcalpine

Reviews for A Table in Venice: Recipes from my home

A real and rare gem, this is the must-have book on Venice and its cooking -- Anna del Conte It is a beautifully evocative book, offering a delicious stroll through the city: you don't need to be renting a flat in Venice to get a taste of it -- Nigella Lawson Skye brings Venice alive - the sights, smells and sounds - all described in the most mesmeric way -- Skye Gyngell A cookbook I will return to again and again -- Ruth Rogers An ode to her adopted city and full of simple, tasty Italian home cooking * Stylist * Skye McAlpine's A Table in Venice [is an] object of exquisite, effortless beauty that will render any familial Christmas angst more manageable * Guardian * Has there ever been a prettier cook book? Envy-inducing and mouth-watering all at the same time, Skye McAlpine has a good eye as well as good taste for food * Evening Standard * Skye McAlpine is a heaven-sent new voice in cookery writing * Spectator * Prose as beautiful as the platefuls that garnish each page -- Stephen Bush * Guardian * A Table in Venice is a beautiful combination of recipes... But what really shines through is [Skye McAlpine's] innate passion for Italy, the people and the food * Metro * McAlpine combines her own photography with musings about her Italian home, bringing it to life for readers, whether you've had the pleasure of visiting or not * Independent * The home-style recipes and photography are gorgeous, as is Skye's writing. A beautiful, evocative book for armchair travellers and food lovers * Delicious * A wonderfully thorough guide to traditional recipes from northern Italy * Elle Decoration * McAlpine has pulled together a beautiful collection of her most trusted recipes... Expect to return to it time and time again... These are the kinds of recipes that are passed down through the generations * National Geographic Traveller * Tempting and refreshingly simple recipes * Crumbs * A wonderfully enticing collection of mouthwatering Venetian recipes and anecdotes * Italia! * Simple yet fresh Venetian home cooking * Food & Travel * This beautifully presented book has the earthy flavour of an Elizabeth David cookbook with a sassy pinch of Delia Smith - finished with evocative photos of Venetian tables, canals and landscapes * Australian Financial Review * Skye's recipes have won huge popularity as lovingly-formed slices of Italian life * Bristol Post *

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