the last five years, Americans have enjoyed more authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano
cheese than ever before, proof that our taste buds have come to demand
the real thing - a delicious cheese steeped in tradition and passion.
At last, here's a cookbook that celebrates the wonderful flavor and pastoral
roots of this beloved Italian cheese.
In Parmigiano!, seasoned cookbook author and cooking teacher Pamela
Sheldon Johns takes you to the heartland of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, the
picturesque region "bounded by rivers and mountains," where
Parmigiano-Reggiano has been made for centuries. She traces the history
of the cheese and describes the traditional method - at once an art and
a science - by which it is made. Parmigiano-Reggiano finds its way into
fifty simple and enticing appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, entrees, breads,
and even desserts, enhancing old favorites, such as Eggplant Parmigiano,
as well as updated dishes, such as Radicchio Caesar Salad, Wild Mushroom
Lasagne, and Caramelized Pears with Parmigiano-Reggiano Wedges.
With evocative photographs that bring to life the Italian countryside
and the age-old cheesemaking process, Parmigiano! presents a tantalizing
collection of recipes in the ultimate tribute to Italy's signature cheese.
Parmigiano! 50 New and Classic Recipes with Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cheese by Pamela Sheldon Johns - Ten Speed Press, September 1997 - Hardcover
- 111 pages