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Acquacotta: recipes and stories from Tuscany's secret silver coast

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Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
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Discover the cuisine of a secret part of southernmost Tuscany, a sliver of land known as La Costa D'Argento -- the silver coast. Named for the shimmery salt-and-pepper sand along this part of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is a region of rolling hills, long beaches, overgrown fig trees, rambling vineyards - and rich culinary history. In Acquacotta , Tuscan-based, Australian-born writer and photographer Emiko Davies has compiled and adapted her Italian family's best-loved recipes from Capalbio, Monte Argentario, Giglio Island and inland to the hot springs of Saturnia and the ancient Pitigliano. In words and pictures, Emiko guides readers through the use of local ingredients, as well as sharing the history of rustic, storied dishes including scampi and potato soup, hand-rolled strozzapreti noodles, spinach and ricotta tortelli, chestnut gnocchi and the classic fig and chocolate bread, pagnotella. Plus, of course, the book's namesake acquacotta, a quintessential Maremman peasant dish that captures the spirit of this special place. Acquacotta is Emiko's second book, after Florentine .
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9781743792117
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display_description Acquacotta is a celebration of the traditional cuisine of a lesser known part of Tuscany, the Silver Coast, which forms part of the territory of Maremma. Acquacotta, literally meaning "cooked water", is Maremma's most famous dish, a soup made of slowly simmered tomatoes and onions and poached eggs. There are countless variations and every town has its own. The book includes personal stories memories and lessons from the people (producers, winemakers, breeders, fisherman) Emiko has met. The Silver Coast is a geographically quite narrow area in the southernmost coastal part of the region -- and includes the island-like promontory of Monte Argentario, the island of Giglio, the lagoon town of Orbetello and the last Tuscan town on the border of Lazio, Capalbio. Surrounded by thick, wild boar-inhabiting, forest-covered hills and twisted, ancient olive trees, the area is known for its rustic peasant cooking, where hearty soups, hand-reared chickens or rabbits, foraged wild vegetables, mushrooms and chestnuts and wild-caught game have long provided sustenance -- and still colour the local cuisine. Acquacotta champions the food Emiko loves to eat and cook -- comforting, low-maintenance and easy to prepare. It's food that calls for sharing with friends or family, gathered around a big table. And like most peasant cuisine, it is about getting the best out of a few ingredients and providing a belly-filling meal that not only doesn't cost the earth, but is delicious.
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subject_facet Cooking, Italian -- Tuscan style, Maremma (Italy) -- Description and travel
title_display Acquacotta : recipes and stories from Tuscany's secret silver coast
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