By David Joachim, Jeff Michaud
Ahead of award-winning chef Jeff Michaud ever opened the doorways of his acclaimed Philadelphia eating places, he spent 3 years in northern Italy as a culinary apprentice to grasp butchers and cooks, immersing himself within the tradition and food of the previous kingdom. it truly is secure to claim that he by no means expected the romance that will occur. consuming Italy is a scrumptious, humorous, and enthralling spin during the boot, instructing precise heirloom suggestions and telling Jeff ’s culinary and private love tale (he met his spouse while she got here into the eating place one evening for dinner, and to this present day, he hasn’t forgotten what she ordered).
Part artistic cookbook, half commute narrative, each one bankruptcy of consuming Italy explores a village or city in northern Italy, unveiling the original culinary and cultural event it has to provide. The reader stories his trip from “Paladina: The Butcher’s Apprentice” to “Trescore Balneario: Our enormous Italian Wedding” in dishes like Apricot and Chanterelle Salad, Swordfish Pancetta with Fennel Zeppole, Pheasant Lasagne, and Blood Orange Crostata with sour Chocolate. each one actual recipe serves to mark his specialist progress, studying from one of the most expert cooks in Italy. vibrant images of Italian tradition, humans, and landscapes are dispersed all through, permitting the reader a glimpse of northern Italia from a kitchen far-off.