Author(s): Johnny Di Francesco
Focusing on the cuisine of Naples, the book contains a variety of dishes for lovers of food, especially Italian food. With tastes from the sea, and ingredients enhanced from the sun and the soil there's something for every taste; seafood, slow-cookedsauces, succulent meats, simple sweets, and of course pizza for the pizza enthusiast. Food from Naples and the Campania region rivals that of Sicily and Rome for the top spots among regional food in Italy. Some of the best dishes are found in the homes of the Napoletani, where nonna and mamma make the dish using decade's, if not century's old, family recipes, with each family having their own unique version of the dish. Food from Naples is a compilation of traditional family recipes and a reflection of "The World's Best Pizza" maker Johnny Di Francesco's heritage - his personal family influences intertwined with his culinary skills and recipes that have been handed down for generations. It is a true representation of both Johnny and traditional Napoli cuisine. This beautifully illustrated book captures a variety of recipes that contain a collaboration of authentic Italian flavours.
The recipes focus is on being both simple and easy to follow for the home cook. Food of Naples also includes some challenging variations for the more experienced cook. Divided into traditional chapters of entrees, mains, salads/sides and desserts, the recipes feature clear, step-by-step instructions and embrace the culinary traditions of the Campania region; creating a balance between dishes based on rural ingredients and seafood dishes, influenced by the local popular traditional cuisine, such as timballi and pasta and rice dishes, and nutritionally healthy ingredients such as pasta e fagioli. There is food for sharing in typical Italian style and the traditional Italian way, and an overview of seasonal fruits and vegetables which in itself are the real stars of the table.