Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen
By Lucio Galletto
A beautifully photographed book featuring delicious recipes from Liguria, the birthplace of ravioli and pesto.
Liguria is another country. They do things differently there, particularly when it comes to food.
Lucio Galletto grew up in Liguria - at the eastern end of the Riviera di Levante (coast of the rising sun). He didn't realise how special his region was until he fell in love with an Australian girl and travelled 12,000 kilometres to be with her.
In 2008 Lucio, and writer David Dale, along with photographer Paul Green, returned to the birthplace of ravioli and pesto and wild-greens pie to investigate how the cooking of Lucio's region had evolved during his twenty-five-year absence. They found a new breed of chefs, farmers, and fishermen adapting traditions to the environmental concerns of the twenty-first century. Still using the wonderful array of local herbs, vegetables and seafood, they apply a lighter touch and a more adventurous spirit.
In this stunningly photographed book, Lucio brings us the fruits of his travels - 180 delicious recipes that respect the experience of the past and anticipate the demands of the future, dishes that are fun to cook, beautiful to look at, a pleasure to share, and kind to the body. And, importantly, that pay homage to the sunny Riviera di Levante from which Lucio's culinary journey began.
LUCIO GALLETTO trained to be an architect in Liguria but moved to Australia for love, and opened an eating house which became one of the country's most awarded Italian restaurants. His books include The Art of Food at Lucio's, Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir, and Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen. DAVID DALE is a journalist who would like to be a writer, and vice versa. His newspaper and magazine columns discuss ideas, journeys, fads, foods, the power of places and the peculiarities of people. His books include The Obsessive Traveller, or Why I Don't Steal Towels From Great Hotels Any More; Who We Are: A snapshot of Australia today; and Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir. PAUL GREEN first got excited about capturing images at the age of seven when his parents gave him an Agfa pocket camera. He specialises in photography of food, art, fashion and fame. His books include The Art of Food at Lucio's and Soffritto: A delicious Ligurian memoir.
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01 Oct 2009
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A handsome and informative book, whose accessible prose and exquisite photography are sure to convert many readers to the delicious cuisine of one of Italy's most attractive regions. — ITALY