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The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World by Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World

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The rather plain cover hides a storehouse of advice, recipes, instruction and know-how. These are authors who have tried everything for themselves and throughout the text their experiences and comments illuminate and explain. The Caldesis have sifted through the food preservation methods used round the world and picked the best ways – both traditional and modern to store produce and add some stunning flavours to your food. A valuable addition to the kitchen bookshelves.

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The Gentle Art of Preserving Inspirational Recipes from Around the World by Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

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.

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.

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Publication date

12th September 2013


Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi

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Kyle Books an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group


304 pages


Preserving & freezing



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