Sunday 24 September 2017

The Italian jobBrighten up your day with some Mediterranean sunshine from leading chef Marco Roccasalvo's simple yet stylish Italian recipes

Marco Roccasalvo

When Marco Roccasalvo moved to Ireland from his native Italy, he realised that although many of his beloved Italian ingredients were unavailable in Irish shops, he could still create delicious, authentic Italian dishes.

In 'Buon Appetito', the second book from Marco, the owner of the Campo de' Fiori Restaurant, Wine Bar and Risto-Market in Bray, the restaurateur shares the secrets of making classic Italian food at home, using everyday ingredients we're all familiar with.

The book is full of great anecdotes, tips and tricks -- from how to tenderise octopus by boiling it with a cork, to the secrets of the perfect pasta.

It also includes contributions and recipes from Marco's friends and family, some of whom are well-known names and well regarded among foodies. Read it and you'll discover what Ross Lewis, Manuela Spinelli, Ciaran Nagle, Asheesh Dewan and more like to eat at home.

With recipes to suit every purse and cooking ability, this is the perfect cookbook for anyone who wants to be inspired to create mouth-watering Italian food in the comfort of their own home.

Irish Independent

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