Domenica Marchetti

Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions (June 2016) 9780544611627_lres

Capture the flavors of Italy with more than 150 recipes for conserves, pickles, sauces, liqueurs, infusions, and other preserves. The notion of preserving shouldn’t be limited to American jams and jellies, and in this book, author Domenica Marchetti turns our gaze to the ever-alluring flavors and ingredients of Italy. There, abundant produce and other Mediterranean ingredients lend themselves particularly well to canning, bottling, and other preserving methods. Think of marinated artichokes in olive oil, classic giardiniera, or, of course, the late-summer tradition of putting up tomato sauce. But in this book we get so much more, from Marchetti’s in-person travels across the regions of Italy as well as the recipes handed down through her family: sweet and sour peppers, Marsala-spiked apricot jam, lemon-infused olive oil, and her grandmother’s amarene, sour cherries preserved in alcohol. Beyond canning and pickling, the book also includes recipes for making cheese, curing meats, infusing liqueurs, and even a few confections, plus recipes for finished dishes so you can savor each treasured jar all year long.

Domenica Marchetti is the author of six cookbooks on Italian cooking, including Ciao Biscotti and The Glorious Pasta of Italy. Her articles and recipes have been featured in The Washington PostFood & WineFine Cooking, and Cooking Light, and on Leite’s Culinaria and NPR.org’s Kitchen Window, among others.

Visit her website at www.domenicacooks.com

Rights: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, North American