Carol Field

Carol Field

Food writer and broadcaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Field
Carol Field (1940-2017) took a flying leap and wrote a novel, Mangoes and Quince, after writing about Italy and Italian food since 1972 when she spent three months in Italy working on a film for PBS. In the ensuing years she wrote six other books, In Nonna’s Kitchen: Recipes and Traditions from Italy’s Grandmothers, Focaccia: Simple Breads from the Italian Oven, Italy in Small Bites, Celebrating Italy, The Italian Baker and The Hill Towns of Italy. She was been featured on television cooking with Mario Batali, baking bread with Julia Child, and showed a huge range of Italian breads and pastries with Lorenza de’Medici on her PBS series.

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Just like grandma used to make

Just like grandma used to make

In Nonna’s Kitchen by Carol Field celebrates and preserves the traditional regional cooking of Italy, as recounted by dozens of Italian grandmothers. To celebrate the recent addition of this critically-acclaimed title to ckbk, we explore grandmother-inspired recipes from across our cookbook collection.

Carol's favorite cookbooks

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Recipes from Paradise

Recipes from Paradise

By Fred Plotkin

Fred knows almost everything about Italy. Not just about food and wine, but about all the art forms, regions, cities and towns, and the country’s history. I once lived and went to Rocco Rizzo, the same baker who made the region’s most famous savory biscotti. Fred knows how many kinds of focaccia (11) there are, how many pestos (17), including a fava bean one, and how many forms off pasta including silk handkerchiefs ( mandilli di seta) and corzetti, stamped pastas made by hand in various designs.

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Available on ckbk now