A few lifestyle-type, congratulatory photographs set the scene for this book which is otherwise chock-full of recipes. Cristina's Restaurant is a charming European-style bistro nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley. In Cristina's Tuscan Table you will experience the flavorful pleasures of Cristina's food with dishes such as Scampi al Dragoncello, Smashed Tomato Caesar, Crispy Lamb Chops, and Pumpkin Tiramisu. Influenced by rural Tuscany where Cristina grew up, the food is elegant, unpretentious, impeccably presented, and seasonally fresh. So last Saturday night, using Cristina's of Sun Valley Gibbs Smith, December 2005 , I planned and executed what turned out to be one of the most exquisite meals I had prepared in a long time. She is also the author of the cookbook Cristina's of Sun Valley. Imagine having a single searchable index of all your recipes — both digital and print! Simply Truffles — My sweet sister-in-law who knows me well gave me this cookbook for Christmas.
Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs. You surely cannot fail to find some new family favourites and maybe a few new wrinkles on many known recipes too. Unapologetically Italian, the recently published cookbook by Cristina's chef Cristina Ceccatelli Cook is filled with photographs from Cook's Sun Valley kitchen, as well as views of the surrounding landscape and of the hills around Florence, Italy, where Cook is from. The I blogged about is from his other book which I love so I have no doubts that this cookbook will win me over too. For more than a few people in Sun Valley, Cristina's deli is the source of daily lunches and dinners, not to mention hors d'oeuvres for parties. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs. Like any good Italian meal, mine that night spanned many hours and multiple courses.
Start with an antipasti of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Prosciutto Cones, and Salmon Cakes, accompanied by refreshing Limoncello Spritzers. The price feels a little high but not outrageous when you consider the pedigree and pure breadth of the recipes on offer. Great photograph, recipe, great photograph, recipe… Some of the recipes might appear overly-simplistic or possibly not worthy of their own recipe maybe, at least, unless you try it. Cristina's Restaurant is a very popular restaurant with many tourists and residents, both famous and infamous, of the Blaine County resort town. The Hungarian mushroom soup had been simmering on the stove for hours. Do you judge the usefulness of the information within? Prepared with passion, Cristina's food has -- since 1993 -- garnered raves from sophisticated reviewers, from legions of local regulars, and from her family and her friends. Not for the weak of heart, this dish with parmigiano cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese and artichokes sits heavily and tastes heavenly.
Smith Inc Publishers Text Nestled in a charming European-style bistro, on a small street in the world-famous ski resort of Sun Valley, Cristina's Restaurant has been serving up seasonal and delicious fare for over eleven years. The recipes in this collection, adapted for home kitchens, are easy-to-follow, imaginative, and irresistible. Just to do it up a little more, I also prepared the breakfast gnocchi from book's breakfast chapter. His signature Popovers were definitely a hit at Christmas this year! Smith Inc Country of Publication: United States Dimensions: Height: 254mm, Width: 216mm, Spine: 25mm Weight: 1. The ingredients can and should talk for themselves. Accompanied by some great Italian wines, my guests crashed at my house--which was fortuitous for them, because the next morning I went back to the cookbook and prepared the frittata with Swiss chard and onions for breakfast. Welcome to Eat Your Books! Imagine having a single searchable index of all your recipes — both digital and print! Woven into the text are delightful little tips and stories, morsels of memories that include wisdom from Cristina's grandmother, secrets from the kitchen, and images of family life focused around food and love and a joyful abandon to the sensual.
I couldn't find either bucatini or perciatelli pasta, but at the Boise Co-op I found a uniquely shaped and seemingly similar pasta as a substitute. Abou El Sid, one of Cairo's most famous restaurants, is well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, now presents over 50 recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of cooks all over the world. The latter is less important in a general book but a useful indicator nonetheless. The recipes from Cristina's of Sun Valley are easy to make using locally found ingredients. After cleansing our palates with a fresh orange, I served up the bucatini alla carbonara, a pasta dish with onion, pancetta, garlic, white wine, parmigiano and pecorino cheeses and heavy cream. Except for the pasta, I easily found everything else I needed.
Cristina's Tuscan Table, the second cookbook from Cristina Ceccatelli Cook brings you favorite recipes from patrons of Cristina's Restaurant located in Sun Valley ski resort. I've had this book for sometime now, and every time I pick it up, I want to rush to the kitchen and start to cook. Welcome to Eat Your Books! It will become a well-consulted, dog-eared tome over time! Greek Cooking In An American Kitchen — Hands down my favorite cookbook for many reasons. She is based in the Sun Valley area, where she lives with her husband and daughter. At Cristina's table there is room for everyone. It might not be hyperbole to describe this as a bit of an ego-free, feel good cookery book! For the main entree, I prepared the rack of lamb, simply marinated in olive oil, sage and rosemary with a pinch of mint, and then broiled in my oven.
I figured the only way to do the book justice was to cook an entire meal for guests from the recipes. Demetrios Church where I grew up going and now live a few blocks from. Illustrated with over 160 superb photographs, Cristina's Tuscan Table draws the reader into the intimate world of this world-class restaurateur, her extraordinary staff, her devoted customers, and her pedigreed Italian roots. Easy to follow recipes, classically casual Italian style, beautifully photographed. Made with wine, paprika, sour cream, whole milk, tamari sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Italian parsley, dill and four pounds of button mushrooms, the meal would have been complete with this second course. Be sure to check out the they throw every fall.
I have a lot of people ask me what my go to cookbooks are. This is one of those books that is just great for browsing but dangerous if you are trying to stick to a diet as everything just seems so scrumptious, so engaging and so more-some. The photographs by Kirsten Shultz are amazing -- local photographer teamed with local chef. How do you review a cookbook? Is it organized in a clear, concise way? Great food photography draws you in to the clearly-written, understandable recipes. Do you marvel at the variety of ingredients? So in short, this is a well-regarded, generalish sort of recipe book with a strong bias towards Italian cooking.
Deceptively simple, home-style Italian food Celebrated Sun Valley restaurateur Cristina Ceccatelli Cook's third cookbook--Cristina's of Sun Valley Con Gusto! Rich colorful images in the front of the book show Cook's relatives in the old country and establish the credibility of the later photos of the dishes described within the cookbook's pages. . This is a richly-decorated, well illustrated yet surprisingly modest book. A few minor niggles that are common to all so many books: the lack of metric or dual measures it is no good hiding a conversion table at the end of the book , no estimation of preparation and cooking times nor a break out of nutritional information. Whether you want to prepare an elegant dinner or a simple sandwich, these inspired and approachable recipes will bring Cristina's signature style into your home. Like Cristina's loyal customers, you will return to Cristina's of Sun Valley Con Gusto! Straight from Cristina's restaurant, a European-style bistro located in the world-famous ski resort of Sun Valley, the dishes presented here are among the favorites of her discerning clientele.
If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. I have a little obsession with cookbooks. Cristina lives in Sun Valley, Idaho By: By photographer : Imprint: Gibbs M. But I didnt' stop there. Here are a few of them: Good Fish — Written by a local Seattleite, this cookbook provides endless sustainable seafood recipes from the Pacific Coast.