SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine

SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine

Shelley Lindgren, Matthew Accarrino, Kate Leahy

A cookbook and wine consultant celebrating the local traditions and intriguing suggestions of contemporary Italian cooking, from San Francisco's SPQR restaurant.

The Roman Empire was once recognized for its community of roads. via following the trail of those thoroughfares, Shelley Lindgren, wine director and co-owner of the acclaimed San Francisco eating places A16 and SPQR, and govt chef of SPQR, Matthew Accarrino, discover primary and northerly Italy’s neighborhood cuisines and artisanal wines.
Throughout all the 8 featured areas, Accarrino deals not just a contemporary model of Italian cooking, but in addition his personal tackle those always evolving neighborhood specialties. Recipes like Fried Rabbit Livers with Pickled greens and highly spiced Mayonnaise and Fontina and Mushroom Tortelli with Black Truffle Fonduta are increased and considerate, reflecting Accarrino’s large wisdom of conventional Italian nutrition, but in addition his concentrate on precision and technique.  as well as recipes, Accarrino elucidates easy kitchen abilities like small animal butchery and pasta making, in addition to more recent ideas like sous vide—all of that are prodigiously illustrated with step by step photos.
Shelley Lindgren’s uniquely expert essays at the wines and winemakers of every sector show the main fascinating Italian wines, highlighting missed and little-known grapes and producers—and explaining how each one displays the region’s distinct background, cultural affects, weather, and terrain. Lindgren, one of many ideal gurus on Italian wine, stocks her deep and unheard of wisdom of Italian wine and winemakers via manufacturer profiles, wine techniques, and private observations, making this an important addition to any wine-lover’s library.
Brimming with either discovery and tradition, SPQR delivers the easiest of recent Italian nutrition rooted within the areas, flavors, and background of Italy.

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