Regional Italian Cooking

by Valentina Harris

from the publisher

Part of a Glenfiddich Trophy winning series, this fascinating book contains ninety sumptuously illustrated Italian recipes. There are chapters on starters, pasta, meat and vegetable dishes, desserts and lots more, with a full introduction and glossary — as well as brief guides to the cuisine of nearly twenty different regions.
"Worth reading just for Valentina Harris' description of the varying culinary styles across the country. There are, of course, all the basic Italian recipes — pasta, polenta, pizza — but she's gathered a lot of unusual traditional recipes." City Limits

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Original Publisher
Walker Books / Sainsbury's
Date of publication

Recommended by

Jacqui Pickles


I think this may have been the 4th of currently 40 books that Val has written and one that I have been returning to for 25 years. As in life around a dinner table, Val's stories never fail to entertain and they create a further interest in a recipe. Her autobiographical, Fiori di Zucca is packed with the most amazing family history - as well as recipes.

Gina McAdam

Editor of Profile Leader and author

I found this in an antiquarian booksellers in Broadstairs. I have never stopped using it for its clarity and simplicity. Hail to the President of the Les Dames d' Escoffier London Chapter!

Romy Gill

Chef and owner of Romy's Kitchen

She is old school which I love.