She is the founder and owner of Cristina's Restaurant in SunValley, which she opened in 1993. She is also the author of the cookbook Cristina's of Sun Valley. . It might not be hyperbole to describe this as a bit of an ego-free, feel good cookery book! A few minor niggles that are common to all so many books: the lack of metric or dual measures it is no good hiding a conversion table at the end of the book , no estimation of preparation and cooking times nor a break out of nutritional information. Start with an antipasti of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Prosciutto Cones, and Salmon Cakes, accompanied by refreshing Limoncello Spritzers. The Italian-born chef has just come out with her third cookbook, making it possible to recreate your favorites in the comfort of your own kitchen. So in short, this is a well-regarded, generalish sort of recipe book with a strong bias towards Italian cooking.
You surely cannot fail to find some new family favourites and maybe a few new wrinkles on many known recipes too. Then finish with Cristina's famous Candied Orange Peels dipped in Chocolate and Granita al Caff. Whether you want to prepare an elegant dinner or a simple sandwich, these inspired and approachable recipes will bring Cristina's signature style into your home. Cristina's Restaurant is a charming European-style bistro nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley. I've had this book for sometime now, and every time I pick it up, I want to rush to the kitchen and start to cook.
Deceptively simple, home-style Italian food Celebrated Sun Valley restaurateur Cristina Ceccatelli Cook's third cookbook--Cristina's of Sun Valley Con Gusto! Cristina Ceccatelli Cook grew up in Italy on her family's estate in Tuscany. Like Cristina's loyal customers, you will return to Cristina's of Sun Valley Con Gusto! Easy to follow recipes, classically casual Italian style, beautifully photographed. Great photograph, recipe, great photograph, recipe… Some of the recipes might appear overly-simplistic or possibly not worthy of their own recipe maybe, at least, unless you try it. The ingredients can and should talk for themselves. In many cases you might think that many of the recipes are familiar, or a theme based on many that feature in most cookbooks, such as a vegetable burger, but the author has managed to put her own twist or interpretation to a classic, traditional item.
It will become a well-consulted, dog-eared tome over time! The photographs by Kirsten Shultz are amazing -- local photographer teamed with local chef. She is based in the Sun Valley area, where she lives with her husband and daughter. This is a richly-decorated, well illustrated yet surprisingly modest book. The price feels a little high but not outrageous when you consider the pedigree and pure breadth of the recipes on offer. Linger over Bavettine all Carretierra. We hope you enjoy experimenting with these delicious delights! Cristina lives in Sun Valley, Idaho By: By photographer : Imprint: Gibbs M. She is the founder and owner of Cristina's Restaurant, which she opened in 1993.
Influenced by rural Tuscany where Cristina grew up, the food is elegant, unpretentious, impeccably presented, and seasonally fresh. Her charming, salmon-colored house-turned-restaurant located right in the heart of Ketchum has been the scene for numerous, unforgettable meals. A few lifestyle-type, congratulatory photographs set the scene for this book which is otherwise chock-full of recipes. Smith Inc Country of Publication: United States Dimensions: Height: 254mm, Width: 216mm, Spine: 25mm Weight: 1. Great food photography draws you in to the clearly-written, understandable recipes. This is one of those books that is just great for browsing but dangerous if you are trying to stick to a diet as everything just seems so scrumptious, so engaging and so more-some.
What a nice selection too. The latter is less important in a general book but a useful indicator nonetheless. Even more recipes flow from this acclaimed Sun Valley restauranteur, in her third cookbook, showing that good food need not be fussy or complex. Living in a resort town is a great thing in and of itself, but being in the same town as Cristina Ceccatelli, owner of , makes it that much better. Kirsten Shultz is an award-winning photographer whose editorial work has been internationally published.
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