In my last post, there were a few comments about my cookbook collection. So I thought this would be an ideal time to introduce you to the latest addition to my collection, Recipes from an Italian Summer. I was recently sent this, promised beautiful photography as well as mouth watering recipes and I have to say I was not disappointed. This book gives exactly what it promises.
To me, the most perfect food to eat in the summer months is Mediterranean food, especially Italian. Fresh, simple to prepare food, ideally sourced locally. I can really ask for nothing better than a dish that includes fresh fish, vegetables, lovely crusty bread accompanied by beautiful olive oils and balsamic vinegars, along with a crisp chilled glass of wine of course.
Just browsing the pages of this book fills me with a longing to visit a quiet farmhouse in a remote area of Tuscany, living a simple life with delicious healthy food.
I was going to sample a recipe for you, as I have done in previous posts. But not only could I not choose which of the amazing dishes to prepare, I cannot compete with the amazing mouth-watering photographs that are already presented. Instead I chose to showcase some of the pages from the book so you can see for yourself.