Italian Local - Tobie Puttock New hardcover cookbook
by TOBIE PUTTOCK
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New large hardcover book with dustjacket. 200 pages, published 2008. Great photography by Mark Chew, with dietary advice by Sue Shepherd, a dietitian who specialises in the treatment of dietary intolerances
Italian Local opens our minds to the myriad of possibilities of Italian food and to the value of using produce that is not only good for us but also good for the earth.
Convinced that 'cooking and eating should be about nurturing the soul as well as the body', Tobie Puttock argues for the purchase and use of the best available produce. He shows us why organic is nearly always better and why eating seasonally is the way to go. He introduces us to growers whose respect for the cycles of nature is inspirational, and to suppliers whose enthusiasm for that particular brand of cheese or type of mushroom will have you rushing to your local market.
Because Tobie's approach is so produce-driven, his recipes are wonders of creation and innovation. Often, he sticks to the script of a great Italian classic such as Risotto Milanese. At other times, he improvises according to the availability of particular ingredients, resulting in some inspiring dishes such as Potato Gnocchi with Morels and Vanilla. Italian Local celebrates the joys of Italian cooking and local produce. Tobie gathers together 100 of his favourite Italian-inspired recipes, and shows us how to achieve authentic Italian flavours wherever we live.
Includes Sue Shepherd's dietary advice for people with dairy intolerance, gluten intolerance (coeliac disease), lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- About Sue Shepherd
- Pasta, risotto and gnocchi
- Basics and extras
Italian Local is an Australian publication. All measurements are in metric weights
and metric cups/spoons.
About the author
Tobie Puttock's love affair with Italian food began when he was 18 and working in Melbourne's acclaimed Caffe e Cucina. The passion flourished as he cheffed his way across Europe, working eighteen-hour days in Italian speaking kitchens, taking time out for snowboarding excursions and the odd very long lunch in a mountainside trattoria. In London, Tobie worked at the River Cafe, widely regarded as that city's best Italian restaurant, alongside a bevy of high-profile chefs, including Jamie Oliver. He moved back to Melbourne, once again to an Italian kitchen, this time a place called Termini.
In 2006, Tobie opened a new Fifteen restaurant in Melbourne, serving ripper Italian food made with the best produce available and prepared with care, imagination and plenty of heart. As Director, he oversees the training program for employing and mentoring disadvantaged kids to become industry professionals.
Tobie is a regular contributor to Delicious magazine, and, along with his best mate, Matt Skinner, appears on the Lifestyle Channel. He appears regularly at events such as the Organic Expo & Green Show, Good Food & Wine Show, and Irresistible Gluten Free Food Show as well as giving demonstrations at cooking schools around Australia. He opened his new restaurant, The Kitchen Cat, in 2011
Tobie is the author of 3 cookbooks: Daily Italian, Italian Local and Cook Like An Italian.
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Italian Local by Tobie Puttock
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