On Sale: April 23, 2013
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When Fabio Viviani was growing up in a housing project in
Florence, Italy, the center of his world was the kitchen,
where his mother, grandmother, and especially his
great-grandmother instilled in him a love for cooking and
Now he shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling
the story of his hardscrabble childhood, his success as a
chef in the United States, and the women in his family who
inspired him. In more than 150 delicious recipes, Viviani
takes us from his family home, where his great-grandmother
taught him to make staples like Italian Apple Cake and
Homemade Ricotta, to the kitchen of a local trattoria, where
he honed his craft cooking restaurant favorites like Gnocchi
and the Perfect Tiramisu, and then across Italy where he
studied each regionâ€™s finest recipes, from Piedmontâ€™s
Braised Ossobuco to Emilia Romagnaâ€™s Perfect Meat Sauce.
A gorgeously illustrated cookbook, Fabioâ€™s Italian Kitchen
is a celebration of food and family that brings all the joy,
fun, and flair that Fabio Viviani embodies to your kitchen.
Fabio Viviani was born in Florence, Italy, and became a sous
chef at Il Pallaio, a trattoria in Firenze, at the age of
sixteen. He now works as the owner and executive chef of
Cafe Firenze, a renowned Italian restaurant in Ventura
County, California, and Osteria Firenze, a Los Angeles
Italian eatery. He has appeared on Top Chef (season five),
Top Chef All Stars, and Life After Top Chef.
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