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Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi - Author

About the Author

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi own London's Caldesi Restaurant and Caffe Caldesi as well as Caledsi in Campagna in Bray. They co-authored Italian Mama's Kitchen and Return to Tuscany, the cookbook that accompanied a BBC2 TV series. Katie is the principal of their cookery school and author of The Italian Cookery Course.

Featured books by Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Katie and Giancarlo embarked on a two year-long journey to discover the different methods of conserving food, from smoking fish in Scotland to drying chillies in Sri Lanka, and this book collects their favourite recipes and invaluable advice on equipment, timings and ingredients. Covering Italian cured charcuterie inspired by Giancarlo's family recipes, jams and chutneys evoking Katie's memories of cooking with her mother to pickling, fermenting, freezing and pressure canning they combine traditional tried-and-tested methods with a thoroughly modern perspective.

Other books by Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

Tuscany Simple meals and fabulous feasts from Italy

Tuscany Simple meals and fabulous feasts from Italy

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Tuscany is a region of the soul. It is impossible to regard it as a simple geographical location, to be merely visited . Tuscany must be felt, lived, loved. - Giorgio De Martino. At the heart of every Tuscan there is a pride for their region and an incredible sense of responsibility and love for their surroundings. From the minute they look out of their windows in the morning to the last nightcap at the bar, Tuscans, like most Italians, are immersed in food. In Tuscany, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi take readers on a culinary journey through a Tuscan day. The pace of both life and cooking in Tuscany is slow and calm. Breakfasts are considered, lunch often eaten at home with family, and weekend dinners a feast. Try the Black Kale Bruschetta, a Farro, Courgette, Mint and Walnut Salad, and the Cheat's Spaghetti with Clams. In Tuscany, there is a dolci (dessert) for every month of the year, and Katie and Giancarlo do not disappoint. Set against a backdrop of undulating hills, Tuscany takes you on a culinary journey across this diverse landscape, exploring the traditions and cooking techniques that make this food so extraordinary.

Around the World in Salads

Around the World in Salads

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Salads are fresh, healthy and delicious - and infinitely adaptable. Katie and Giancarlo show how salads are perfect for any time of day and occasion - Watermelon, Feta and Mint for a refreshing breakfast, meat, fish and vegetable-based mains for a complete meal plus recipes for starters and side salads where salad plays a supporting role. They even cover sweet salads such as Roast Black Fruit Salad or Raspberries and Redcurrants with Whipped Ricotta for a healthier alternative to an indulgent dessert. Featuring recipes from around the world you can enjoy Vietnamese Roasted Duck with Five-Spice Fruit Salad or a spicy Mexican Beef Salad, sample Mediterranean flavours with Courgette and Courgette Flower Carpaccio and Greek Lemon Chicken or savour Middle Eastern classics such as Fattoush and Tabbouleh. With a selection of essential dressings to compliment any salad this mouthwatering collection of inspirational recipes will ensure you'll never be stuck with a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce again.

Rome Centuries in an Italian Kitchen

Rome Centuries in an Italian Kitchen

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

All roads lead to Rome, and all roads in the Eternal City itself lead to a delicious meal. Here, Katie and Giancarlo unearth the city s hidden gems recipes that have been handed down through the generations, as well as new, exciting dishes inspired by Romans from all walks of life. The duo present their interpretations of classic dishes, like Katie s spicy cheese and pepper pasta, alongside family favorites like sea bass with parma ham and sage. Collaborating with Rome s best chefs, they also share modern recipes like fiery hot chili sorbet that reflect the heat and color of this bustling city. This is an impressive, fresh look at Rome s cuisine that will be sure to inspire.A beautiful keepsake, Rome offers a sumptuous visual journey to the heart of Italy, from the Pantheon and Colosseum to Renaissance palazzos, Baroque fountains, and neighborhood trattorias.

Venice Recipes Lost and Found

Venice Recipes Lost and Found

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2014

There's an old Venetian saying-'magna e bevi che a vita xe un lamp' ('eat and drink because life is a lightning flash'). With this in mind, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi have dodged the tourists and unearthed some of the most delicious and authentic recipes that the romantic, alluring city of Venice has to offer. From San Marco to the old Jewish area, the Caldesis draw inspiration from the less obvious areas of the sinking city for their delectable recipes. Try some hot polpette (salty pork rissoles) or sarde in saor (marinated sardines) with a glass of wine with friends. The traditional Venetian pasta, bigoli, served with a delicious fresh fish salsa is a signature dish that you'll cook time and time again. And the sweet fritelle, fried dumplings filled with custard that have been served on the streets of Venice for centuries, are bound to become an instant hit. Set against the backdrop of breathtaking photographs of the city and Katie's anecdotes of their trip, Venice is a beautiful cookbook and keepsake that will transport you to Italy with every page turn, and have you cooking dishes from Italy's new food hotspot in no time!

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Katie and Giancarlo embarked on a two year-long journey to discover the different methods of conserving food, from smoking fish in Scotland to drying chillies in Sri Lanka, and this book collects their favourite recipes and invaluable advice on equipment, timings and ingredients. Covering Italian cured charcuterie inspired by Giancarlo's family recipes, jams and chutneys evoking Katie's memories of cooking with her mother to pickling, fermenting, freezing and pressure canning they combine traditional tried-and-tested methods with a thoroughly modern perspective.

The Amalfi Coast A Collection of Italian Recipes

The Amalfi Coast A Collection of Italian Recipes

Author: Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

The Amalfi coast is one of Italy's magical spots: a sun-drenched land that looks like a glamorous film-set, bursting with lemon trees, breathtaking scenery and food fit for a king. Join Katie Caldesi and her husband Giancarlo as they tackle the daring driving, precariously perched restaurants and hidden back alleys in search of the food that defines the area. From Positano to Ravello, be inspired by Katie's recipes, as well as the quirky locals she meets along the way. Feast on crispy pizza garnished with clouds of creamy mozzarella and fresh basil, delicious pastas drenched with tomato sauce and fresh seafood, and homemade tarts that taste like they're straight out of nonna's kitchen. From breakfast to cocktail hour, there's a recipe to suit every occasion. Illustrated with stunning photographs that capture the Sophia Loren-style and elegance of this favourite destination, The Amalfi Coast is a glorious and decadent celebration of the Amalfi coast.

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