This sumptuously illustrated recipe book from chef Ursula Ferrigno lavishes you with delicious recipes and tips on how to season and cook with the finest oils and vinegars.
Just as with any ingredient, the flavors in oils and vinegars must complement the foods they are paired with in order to bring out their subtleties. In this mouthwatering recipe collection for the oil and vinegar aficionado you’ll discover which types (and flavors) to use to make classic appetizers like Beef Carpaccio with Gorgonzola and Walnuts, refreshing salads, such as "Dama Bianca", and exceptional pasta dishes, like Orecchiette with Chickpeas. You’ll learn how to make delicate, refined fish dishes, such as Poached Turbot with Watercress Oil and aromatic meat dishes, including Pork Roast Braised with Milk and Fresh Herbs. You’ll also be able to put your baking skills to the test with Potato and Gorgonzola Focaccia before tucking into one of the sublime desserts, including an incomparable Olive Oil Ice Cream. Finally, you'll discover the secrets of divine dressings, magnificent marinades, and clever dessert cocktails, which you can make with your own homemade vinegars.
Ursula Ferrigno is an acclaimed and experienced food writer and chef. She trained at the Auguste Escoffier School of the Culinary Arts and has taught at leading cookery schools in both the UK and Italy, including the celebrated Leith’s School of Food and Wine, Divertimenti and La Cucina Caldesi in Ireland. She toured the United States, running classes in all Sur la Table stores, is consultant chef to the popular Caffè Nero restaurant chain and has made many appearances on BBC television. The author of more than 18 cookery books (including A Gourmet Guide to Oil & Vinegar and Flavours of Sicily for Ryland Peters & Small), Ursula has also written for many publications, including Olive, BBC Good Food, The Observer and Taste Italia.