Seafood alla Siciliana: Recipes and Stories from a Living Tradition
For the first time, the history and techniques behind Sicilian seafood are captured in Seafood alla Siciliana book. Beautiful photography and in-depth information on the seafood used in Sicilian cooking and local alternatives make the recipes accessible to everyone. Over 100 recipes, gathered from home cooks and talented chefs, will show you how to put any dish on the table.
Seafood alla Siciliana Review
For over two millennia, travelers have praised the seafood of Sicily, an island surrounded by bountiful waters. Toni Lydecker, a journalist and cookbook writer, has captured her passion for Sicily and its seafood in Seafood Alla Siciliana, a beautifully produced book. She takes us on a journey from fishing boats, to markets and then to the kitchens of gifted chefs and home cooks. On the way, she describes the history and culture of the island.
Seafood alla Siciliana book is easy-to-follow, one-page recipes are engaging but were not intimidating for a novice like me. I started with tuna fried in parslied breadcrumbs. Most of the ingredients were available in my supermarket. If not, Ms. Lydecker gave advice on substitutes. It was delizioso!
Seafood alla Siciliana book begins with an extensive discussion of olive oil and other essentials for Sicilian cooking. For those items not easily found here she offers alternatives. Throughout the book the author provides insightful suggestions on buying, preparation and cooking the many varieties of fish in Sicilian recipes, and most of these are sold in your market.
Tina Rupp’s gorgeous photos accompanying the recipes will tempt you to stop whatever you are doing and rush to your market or better yet, phone your travel agent. Sicilians are said to cook seafood the way God meant it to be cooked. I wouldn’t argue after taking this fascinating culinary journey with the Seafood alla Siciliana by Ms. Lydecker.
Seafood alla Siciliana Details
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Lake Isle Press; 1 edition (September 16, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1891105426
- ISBN-13: 978-1891105425
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews