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Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Case Vecchie is the most notable cooking school in Sicily, a place where life is lived and food prepared the same way it has been for centuries. And this delectable cookbook from owner Fabrizia Lanza is the definitive source of authentic seasonal Sicilian foods. Co-authored with former Gourmet magazine editor Kate Winslow, it tells Fabrizia's story of coming home to the fa ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Sterling Epicure (first published November 1st 2012)
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Elizabeth
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I've only tried a few recipes from this book so far, but they are phenomenal.
Jordan
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having lived in Sicily for two years, I loved the stories of food and culture and the flavors that came out of the recipes. I have some mixed feelings about the book - I dislike the elitist aspects of the slow food movement and this book has them in spades, but the author is very aware of it and I think that helps. A number of the recipes are also so simple as to not really be recipes, but they capture the simplicity of Sicilian cooking and the primacy of good, local ingredients eaten fresh. Lik ...more
Benedetta Lambert
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Food defines the rhythm of life in Sicily. There are beautiful photographs & interesting anecdotes to go with the recipes. But these recipes are not for the beginner. One senses there is a bit of wizardry in the kitchen at Case Vecchie.
Heidi
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
History + recipes both complicated and rustic and some with hard-to-source ingredients--right up my alley!
Michael
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed the back story. Case Vecchie is a place I would visit in a heartbeat and Fabrizia now seems like an "old friend". I will find my way to Regaleali one of these days.
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