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Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook - Tessa Kiros New softcover recipe book

Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook - Tessa Kiros New softcover recipe book


A Tuscan Cookbook


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New softcover book, 416 pages, full of beautiful colour photos by Manos Chatzikonstantis throughout. First published 2003, this edition published 2005 and is now out of print. 

The table was laid beautifully ... spaghetti with eggplant, tomato and shiny black olives.Pan-fried endive, fennel and marzolino cheese. Bread, tomato, beans and olive oil. Pane co' Santi. Sweet red wine. Coffee. A simplicity that I love and flavours I don't get tired of.

Tessa Kiros shares her passion for the food of Tuscany in this rich and very personal collection of Italian recipes. This personal cookbook reflects the Siena-based author's love of the cuisine of her adopted homeland. Its title refers to the seasonal nature of the recipes within, with the chapters divided into the 12 months of the year. It is about the food of Tuscany, seasonal cooking and fine ingredients.

A 12-month journey through the tastes of Tuscany. In this beautifully photographed book, Tessa Kiros uses each month of the year as a device to explore and record recipes in seasonal cooking with fine ingredients. Her personal observations throughout reveal the nuances of the Italian meal. 'The Store Cupboard' has tips on filling the pantry with the right ingredients. The 'Basics' section provides preparation instructions and recipes that Tuscan home cooks learned from their parents and grandparents. Offers suggestions and substitutions for harder-to-find ingredients together with encouraging tips on improvising to suit any taste. Wine notes and a glossary round out the book.

Recipes include - Risotto alla Toscana (Tuscan risotto) - Spezzatino di cinghiale (wild boar stew) - Zuccotto (chocolate and vanilla sponge pudding) - Melanzane alla parmigiana (baked eggplant with tomato, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese) - Stracotto di manzo (beef braised in red wine).

Twelve is a sensitive, personal exploration of one of the world's most popular culinary traditions by an author who lovingly shares her discoveries with the home cook.

About the author

Tessa Kiros was born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father. The family moved to South Africa when Tessa was foud and, at the age of 18, she set off to travel and learn all she could about the world's cultures and traditions, and new ways of living and eating. She has cooked at London's The Groucho Club and in Sydney, Athens and Mexico. On a trip to Italy to study the language and food she met her husband Giovanni, and now lives in Tuscany. Venezia is Tessa's fifth book, following the international success of her previous titles: Twelve, Falling Cloudberries, Apples for Jam and Piri Piri Starfish.

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Twelve - A Tuscan Cookbook by Tessa Kiros


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