Reading Ms. Espisito is like learning from your Italian Aunt. Earthy, Informative, she is in total control of her flavors and techniques. — Kevin Philbin
CIAO ITALIA: PLANT, HARVEST, COOK takes the reader on a seasonal home garden vegetable journey focusing on simple growing tips for anyone interested in growing their own vegetables and how to cook them Italian style. In simple language, anyone interested in growing their own vegetables whether on a grand or small scale will find this book filled with helpful gardening advice. No former green thumb necessary.
Over 30 years of trial and error and getting down and dirty, have been the foundation for this book, as well as a love for fresh homegrown food. The book highlights what's growing in the early spring garden, featuring such cool weather crops as lettuce, radishes and peas and as the pages turn, progresses to what's growing during the hot summer months with crops like tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.
Over 100 healthy and delicious recipes from soup to dessert are featured. Accompanied by beautiful food photography and photos from the author's personal collection, this book will make you want to plant, harvest and cook