Preserving the Italian Way

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Preserving the Italian Way
Pietro Demaio

A bestselling classic gets a modern update in this stunning collection of traditional Italian preserving recipes.

First published in 2008 and with more than 45,000 copies sold, 'Preserving the Italian Way' is essential reading for anyone who wants to preserve their own food, reduce food waste and help keep cultural traditions alive. Pietro Demaio has meticulously collected family recipes handed down for generations from nonne and nonni all around Italy. Including how to preserve vegetables and fish in oil, vinegar or salt, how to make cheese, cure meats and dry herbs, and traditional methods for making bread, wine and liqueurs, this is the ultimate recipe collection for preserving enthusiasts.

About the Author:
Pietro Demaio is a Melbourne GP with a passion for his Italian heritage and the traditional preserving recipes from his homeland. Pietro's parents emigrated from Calabria to Australia with a 'heart full of traditions, stories, recipes and skills' to help them settle into their new home. Pietro loved the traditional preserved foods his parents made and shared, but outside of the family home, these old preserving skills were being lost and pushed aside to make way for more modern techniques. Pietro yearned to keep these old traditions alive and pass them on to his three sons, so he embarked on a personal journey to collect and publish preserving recipes not just from his own family, but from nonne, nonni and families all over Italy. The result was 'Preserving the Italian Way' ­- Pietro's love song to his heritage and the childhood dishes he loved to eat.

Dimensions: H 23.5cm x W 17.6cm x D 2.6cm

ISBN: 9781760789015

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Publication Date: 2021

Format: Softcover

Number of Pages: 272