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Italian Cookery Books: Taste Two of Italy's Most Iconic Cities on a Plate

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Italian Cookery Books: Taste Two of Italy's Most Iconic Cities on a Plate

Discover the cuisine of two of Italy's most beloved cities through the eyes of ex pat italophiles that call Rome and Florence home. Emiko Davies' Florentine, Rachel Roddy's Roman Kitchen and Katie Parla's Tasting Rome new cookbooks offer that unique and personal account that only those discovering a city's kitchen from the inside out can recount. Find out what makes each city tick from through their carefully curated selections of recipes, photos and personal anecdotes.

We take a dip into each book below. Buon appetito.

Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence by Emiko Davies (Author)

If you've ever dreamt of escaping to the romantic Tuscan capital of Florence this is the book that will transport you to its throbbing culinary heart. Davies has compiled a collection of seventy traditional Florentine recipes from the Renaissance city that she has called home for the past eight years.

Drawing on the Florence's earthy and rustic culinary traditions Davies takes us on a stroll through the streets giving us a glimpses of the city that are both a feast for eyes as well as the soul.

And if you are lucky enough to make it to Florence in person, a thoughtful address book is also included, listing places to eat and drink helping you to 'enjoy food like a Florentine.'

Due Out: March 15, 2016
Available from: Amazon

My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking –  by Rachel Roddy (Author)

Londoner Rachel Roddy arrived in Rome some ten years ago and never left, leaving her in little doubt as to why it's dubbed the Eternal City. In this re-vamp of her original book cookbook released in the UK (Five Quarters) Roddy documents 'a year in the life' of her love affair with the city.

By piecing together stories and anecdotes from her disovery of food in the ancient city the reader is able to piggy back on her culinary discoveries, from the Italian kitchen to shopping and trying out dishes for the first time.

Published: February 2, 2016
Available from: Amazon

Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City by Katie Parla (Author), Kristina Gill (Author)

Transport the flavours of Rome into your home kitchen with this cookbook doubling up as a 'love letter from two Americans to their adopted city.'

In an ode to Roman cuisine author Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill showcase classic and contemporary Roman cuisine along with forgotten recipes, favourites and photos revealing the hidden city with gastronomy at its core.

In a city with over 2000 years of history, they explore the depths of some of Rome's most iconic dishes like cacio e pepe as well as cucina ebraica and the role of Rome's Jewish communities in shaping the city's cuisine, through to the famed pizzas and up to the minute sweets and cocktails.

Due out: March 29, 2016 (available for pre-order)
Available from : Amazon


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