Cucina Rustica: Simple, Irresistible Recipes in the Rustic Italian Style

by Evan Kleiman, Viana La Place

ISBN-10: 0060935111
ISBN-13: 9780060935115
Region: Italy
Publication Date: June, 2001
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Recipe Index

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Affettato Misto 36
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Agnello allo Zenzero e Rosmarino. Leg of Lamb with Ginger and Rosemary 338
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Antipasto alla Casalinga. Antipasto Housewife Style 74
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Antipasto de Bresaola e Carciofi. Antipasto of Bresaola and Raw Artichoke 38
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Antipasto di Acciughe e Peperoni Gialli. Anchovy and Roasted Yellow Pepper Antipasto 58
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Antipasto Ricco. Rich Antipasto 72
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Arancini 227
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Asparagi all’Acciughe. Asparagus with Anchovy Sauce 247
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Bagna Cauda con Verdura Cruda. Hot Bath for Raw Vegetables 56
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Biscotti al Anice e Cioccolata. Anise-Scented Chocolate Cookies 370
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Brodo di Manzo. Beef Broth 119
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Brodo di Pesce. Fish Broth 304
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Brodo di Pollo. Chicken Broth 118
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Bruschetta al Maccù. Grilled Bread with Fava Bean Puree 44
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Bruschetta al Pomodoro e Rucola. Grilled Country Bread with Tomatoes and Arugula 40
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Bruschetta con Calamari alla Griglia. Grilled Country Bread with Grilled Squid Salad 296
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Bruschetta con Zucchine Sfrante. Bruschetta Topped with Zucchini Puree and Sun-Dried Tomatoes 41
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Bruschetta ’ncapriata. Grilled Country Bread with White Bean Puree 42
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Budino di Mascarpone con Cioccolata. Chocolate Mascarpone Pudding 358
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Budino di Ricotta. Ricotta Pudding 359
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Calamari Fritti. Fried Squid 295
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Calamari in Umido. Squid Braised in Tomato and Red Chile 299
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Calamari Ripieni di Gamberi. Braised Squid Stuffed with Shrimp 298
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Canestrelli al Orígano e Limone. Sautéed Scallops with Oregano and Lemon 301
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Cantucci. Hazelnut Biscotti 368
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Caprini con Pumate. Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes 51
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Carbonara con Salsiccia. Sausage, Eggs, and White Wine Sauce with Gnocchetti Rigati 194
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Carpaccio di Salmone. Salmon Carpaccio 277
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Carpaccio di Tonno. Tuna Carpaccio 278
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Carpaccio di Vitello. Veal Carpaccio with Radicchio 325
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Carpaccio. Thinly Sliced Raw Beef Filet with Arugula 339
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Cipolline Dorate. Golden Onions 258
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Conchiglie ai Carciofi alla Panna. Pasta with Artichoke and Cream Sauce 168
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Conchiglie ai Funghi. Shells with Mushroom Sauce 162
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Costolette di Agnello all’Aceto Balsamico. Rosemary-Scented Lamb Chops with Balsamic Vinegar 337
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Crostata di Pinoli. Pine Nut Tart 360
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Crostini con Ricotta e Salsicce. Crostini with Ricotta and Sausage Topping 47
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Crostini di Bresaola e Rucola. Crostini of Bresaola and Arugula 46
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Crostini. Appetizer Croutons 45
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Fagiolini Gialli al Pancetta. Wax Beans with Pancetta 269
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Fagiolini Misti al Prosciutto e Pomodori Piccoli. Salad of Green and Yellow Beans, Prosciutto, and Cherry Tomatoes 95
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Fave Crude e Pecorino. Antipasto of Fava Beans and Pecorino 52
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Fave Stufate con Mortadella. Fava Beans Cooked with Mortadella 253
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Fettuccine al Prosciutto e Pomodoro. Fettuccine with Prosciutto and Tomato 183
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Fettuccine al Sugo Invernale. Fettuccine with Winter Sauce 190
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Fettuccine con Salame. Fresh Pasta with Salame 187
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Fichi al Sapore di Miele. Honey-Wine Braised Figs 352
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Filetto al Limone e Pepe alla Griglia. Grilled Beef Filets Marinated in Lemon and Black Pepper 342
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Finocchi in Umido. Braised Fennel 255
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Finocchio all’Aglio e Acciughe. Fennel with Golden Garlic and Anchovy 254
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Fiori di Zucca Ripieni. Baked Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Tomato Sauce 62
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Frittata Affogata. Frittata Drowned in Tomato, Peas, and Prosciutto Sauce 80
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Frittata ai Porri. Frittata with Leeks 78
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Frittata alla Pizzaiola. Pizza Frittata 79
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Frittelle di Polenta. Polenta Fritters 372
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Fritto di Gamberi, Zucchine, e Fiori di Zucca. Mixed Fry of Shrimp, Zucchini, and Zucchini Flowers 290
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Fritto Misto di Pollo e Carciofi. Mixed Fry of Chicken and Artichoke 317
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Fusilli Lunghi con Verdure alla Griglia. Long Fusilli with Grilled Vegetables 164
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Gamberi al Pomodoro e Rucola. Shrimp with Tomato and Arugula 288
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Gamberi alla Romana. Shrimp Roman Style 287
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Gamberi in Insalata con Verdura Cruda. Shrimp with Raw Vegetable Salad 107
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Gamberi Saltati al Rosmarino. Sautéed Shrimp with Rosemary 289
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Gelato Affogato. Vanilla Ice Cream Drowned with Espresso 373
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Genovese Finto. Rich Sauce of Onions and Prosciutto 181
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Gnocchetti Rigati alla Ciociara. Farmwoman’s Pasta with Ricotta 173
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Gnocchetti Sardi con Verdura. Gnocchetti Sardi with Greens 166
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Granita di Caffè. Espresso Ice 371
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Indivia Belga in Forno al Prosciutto. Baked Belgian Endive Wrapped in Prosciutto 249
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Insalata Bianca. All-White Salad 91
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Insalata di Bosco Misto. Mixed Fresh Berry Salad 350
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Insalata di Calamari. Squid Salad 108
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Insalata di Campo. Mixed “Wild” Greens 87
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Insalata di Carciofi. Artichoke Salad 94
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Insalata di Frize all’Uovo. Baby Frisée with Poached Egg and Pancetta 98
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Insalata di Gamberi, Rucola, e Pomodoro. Shrimp, Arugula, and Tomato Salad 106
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Insalata di Mare alla Moda Nostra. Seafood Salad “Our Way” 110
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Insalata di Pollo ai Peperoni e Pinoli. Chicken Salad with Pepper and Pine Nuts 102
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Insalata di Pollo e Mozzarella. Chicken and Mozzarella Salad 103
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Insalata di Pollo e Verdura al Maionese. Chicken and Vegetable Salad in Mayonnaise 100
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Insalata di Pomodoro e Ricotta Salata. Salad of Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata 93
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Insalata di Pomodoro. Tomato Salad 92
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Insalata di Radicchio alla Vicentina. Radicchio Salad from Vicenza 90
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Insalata di Riso con Gamberi. Rice Salad with Shrimp 115
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Insalata di Riso Festiva. Festive Rice Salad 113
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Insalata di Rucola e Radicchio Invernale. Wintery Arugula and Radicchio Salad 89
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Insalata di Tonno Fresco e Ceci. Fresh Tuna and Chick-pea Salad 112
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Insalata d’Estate. Summer Salad 105
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Insalata Mista. Mixed Salad 86
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Insalata Siciliana. Sicilian Salad 96
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Insalata Tagliata con Tonno. Chopped Greens with Tuna and Garlic 111
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Insalata Verde con Prosciutto. Salad of Mixed Greens and Prosciutto 88
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Insalata Verde. Green Salad 85
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Involtini di Carne alla Siciliana. Grilled Beef Rolls Stuffed with Pine Nuts and Raisins 343
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Involtini di Melanzane al Forno. Baked Eggplant Rolls with Mozzarella and Mint 250
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Involtini di Pesce Spada. Grilled Swordfish Rolls 294
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Lenticchie al Prosciutto Cotto e Erbe Invernale. Lentils with Ham and Winter Herbs 256
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Lenticchie, Verdura, e Salsicce. Lentils, Greens, and Sausages 335
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Linguine ai Gamberi. Linguine with Shrimp 174
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Linguine al Tonno alla Puttanesca. Linguine with Fresh Tuna Puttanesca Style 177
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Linguine al Tutti Colori. Linguine with Colorful Sauce 170
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Linguine all’Algheresa. Sardinian Clam Sauce 171
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Lombata di Vitello. Grilled Marinated Veal Chop 326
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Macedonia di Frutta. Mixed Fruit Salad 351
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Maionese al Limone. Lemony Mayonnaise 76
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Manzo Bollito al Limone e Erbe. Boiled Beef Marinated in Lemon and Herbs 344
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Mariola. Clear Beef Broth with Thin Frittata Strips 121
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Mascarpone Parfait 357
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Melanzane con Cipolla. Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Onion 59
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Melanzane con Mozzarella Affumicata. Japanese Eggplant with Smoked Mozzarella 251
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Mele al Forno. Baked Apples 354
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Minestra della Fattoria. Broccoli, Bean, and Pasta Soup 147
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Minestra di Cozze e Vongole. Mussel and Clam Stew 303
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Minestra di Finocchio. Fennel and Tomato Soup 125
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Minestra di Lenticchie e Scarola. Lentil and Escarole Soup 142
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Minestra di Pomodoro Fresco e Riso. Fresh Tomato and Rice Soup 134
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Minestra di Verza e Riso. Cabbage and Rice Soup 137
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Minestra di Zucca e Riso. Red Squash and Rice Soup 135
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Minestrone alle Fave. Vegetable Soup with Fava Beans 126
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Minestrone Leggera. Light Minestrone 128
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Mozzarella Saporita. Tasty Mozzarella 50
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Olio Santo. Holy Oil 71
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Olive all’Arancia e Limone. Olives Marinated with Citrus and Fennel 49
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Olive all’Orígano. Black Olives with Oregano 48
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Orecchiette al Pomodoro Fresco e Carne Magro. Little Ears with Fresh Tomato and Lean Beef Sauce 180
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Orecchiette con Broccoli e Salsicce. Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage 191
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Orecchiette con Salsicce e Finocchio. Little Ears with Sausage and Fennel 188
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Pappa al Pomodoro. Bread-Thickened Tomato Soup 139
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Passato di Verdura con Pane Fritto. Puree of Vegetable Soup Served with Crostini 132
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Pasta con Tonno alla Siciliana. Pasta with Fresh Tuna and Mint 175
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Pasta e Fagioli. White Bean Soup 144
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Pasta Festiva. Festive Pasta 159
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Pasta Forte. Strong Pasta 158
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Pasta Fresca con Fagioli e Pancetta. Fettuccine with Borlotti Beans and Pancetta 185
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Patate in Tegame. Baked Sliced Potatoes with Tomato and Oregano 262
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Penne al Pomodoro Arrichito. Penne with Enriched Tomato Sauce 161
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Peperoni Gialli Ripieni di Pasta. Yellow Peppers Stuffed with Pasta 260
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Peperoni Imbottiti. Stuffed Yellow Peppers 259
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Perciatelli con Pancetta e Vino Rosso. Perciatelli with Pancetta and Red Wine 184
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Pere al Mascarpone. Caramelized Pears with Mascarpone 355
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Pesce al Burro e Vino. Whole Fish Baked in Butter and Wine 276
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Pesce alla Griglia con Salsa di Prezzemolo e Pinoli. Grilled White Fish with Parsley and Pine Nut Sauce 282
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Pesce alla Griglia. Grilled Whole Fish with Herb Paste 280
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Pesce in Carpione. Marinated Whitefish with Pine Nuts 286
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Petto di Pollo con Salsa Verde. Thinly Sliced Chicken Breast with Green Sauce 314
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Piselli al Prosciutto. Peas with Prosciutto 261
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Pizza di Patate. Potato Pizza 263
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Polenta ai Ferri. Grilled Polenta with Wild Mushroom Sauté 236
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Polenta ai Tre Formaggi. Soft Cornmeal Mush with Three Cheeses 234
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Polenta al Forno con Melanzane. Polenta “Lasagna” 240
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Polenta con Pancetta e Salvia. Polenta with Pancetta and Sage 235
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Polenta con Salsa Piccante. Layered Polenta with Spicy Fresh Tomato Sauce 238
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Polenta Istantanea. Instant Polenta 233
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Polenta Tradizionale. Traditional Polenta 232
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Pollastrini alla Diavola. Grilled Game Hens in Lemon and Black Pepper 320
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Pollo alla Fiorentina. Chicken Breast Sautéed in Butter 310
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Pollo alla Romana. Chicken Roman Style 323
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Pollo Arrostito alla Toscana. Tuscan-Style Roast Chicken 322
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Pollo Fritto al Limone. Fried Lemon-Marinated Chicken 318
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Pollo in Brodo Aromatico. Spiced Broth with Chicken Breast 120
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Pollo Piccante. Piquant Chicken 324
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Polpette di Vitello alla Romana. Veal Meatballs with Fresh Marjoram and Tomatoes 331
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Polpette in Spiedini alla Siciliana. Skewered Veal Meatballs 329
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Polpettone Estiva. Poached Summer Meat Loaf 346
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Pomodori Fritti. Polenta-Encrusted Tomato Slices 61
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Pomodori Piccanti al Forno. Spicy Baked Tomato Halves 267
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Prosciutto, Burro, e Olive Verde. Prosciutto, Butter, and Green Olives 37
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Provola ai Funghi Trifolati. Provola with Mushrooms 54
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Radicchio con Scamorza. Grilled Radicchio with Smoked Mozzarella 55
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Radicchio sott’Aceto. Pickled Radicchio 69
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Ribollita. Bread-Thickened Minestrone 140
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Riso con Piselli. Rice Soup with Peas 136
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Riso e Preboggion. Rice Soup with Greens and Pesto 138
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Risotto agli Spinaci. Risotto with Spinach 205
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Risotto ai Frutti di Mare. Mixed Seafood Risotto 220
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Risotto ai Peperoni. Risotto with Red Pepper Puree 207
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Risotto al Cavolfiore. Risotto with Cauliflower 212
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Risotto al Cavolo. Risotto with Savoy Cabbage 214
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Risotto al Ortolano. Risotto from the Produce Stand 203
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Risotto al Pomodoro. Fresh Tomato Risotto with Mozzarella 202
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Risotto alla Campagnola. Risotto Country Style 215
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Risotto all’Amatriciana. Risotto with Tomato, Pancetta, and Hot Pepper 224
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Risotto all’Estate. Summertime Risotto 199
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Risotto con Carciofi. Risotto with Artichokes 211
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Risotto con Gorgonzola e Spinaci. Risotto with Gorgonzola and Spinach 218
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Risotto con i Finocchi. Risotto with Fennel 209
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Risotto con la Zucca Gialla. Risotto with Summer Squash and Fontina 217
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Risotto con Pomodoro e Pesto. Risotto with Tomatoes and Pesto 200
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Risotto Rosso. Tomato-Sausage Risotto 223
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Salsicce al Sugo d’Arancia. Sausages Braised in Tomato with Orange Juice 334
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Sarde al Finocchio. Sardines with Fennel 70
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Scaloppine di Pollo con Salsa Cruda. Chicken Scallops with Tomato and Arugula Salad 315
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Scaloppine di Pollo. Herbed Chicken Scallops 312
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Scaloppine di Pollo. Herbed Chicken Scallops - Celery, Black Olive, and Fennel Topping 313
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Scaloppine di Pollo. Herbed Chicken Scallops - Red Pepper and Leek Topping 313
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Scaloppine di Vitello alla Griglia. Grilled Veal Cutlets 327
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Scamorza alla Griglia. Grilled Smoked Mozzarella 53
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Scarola e Fagioli. Escarole and White Bean Soup 146
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Semolina Cake 362
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Spaghetti with Oil and Garlic 156
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Spaghetti al Pomodoro Arrostito. Spaghetti with Roasted-Tomato Sauce 153
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Spaghetti alla Carbonara 193
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Spaghetti con Peperoni Fritti. Spaghetti with Fried Peppers 167
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Spaghetti con Pomodoro e Pinoli. Spaghetti with Tomato and Pine Nuts 154
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Spaghetti “Picchi Pacchi”. Fast Spaghetti 152
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Spaghettini al Pesto di Prezzemolo Infiammato. Thin Pasta with Inflamed Italian Parsley Pesto 155
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Spiedini di Agnello e Salsiccia. Lamb and Sausage Skewers 333
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Spiedini di Pollo. Skewered Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto 319
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Spiedini di Salsicce. Grilled Skewered Sausages 332
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Spinaci Saltati al Prosciutto. Sautéed Spinach with Prosciutto 266
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Sugo Sciue Sciue. Fast Ragù 178
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Supplì al Battuto 228
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Tagliata all’Erbe. Thin Beef Scallops with Herbs 340
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Tagliata con Olive. Seared Beef Filet with Olives, Tomato, and Arugula 341
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Tagliata di Vitello ai Funghi. Veal Scallops with Wild Mushroom Sauté 328
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Tiella del Sud. Baked Sliced Potatoes, Peppers, and Tomatoes 264
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Tiramisù 356
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Tonno al Pomodoro, Olive e Basilico. Tuna Steaks in Fresh Tomato, Olive, and Basil Sauce 292
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Torta Extra-Vergine. Olive Oil Cake 363
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Torta Primavera. Simple Pound Cake with Fruit 364
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Tortino di Carciofi. Baked Artichoke Frittata 246
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Trance alla Griglia. Grilled Fish Steaks with Marinade 279
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Trota al Prosciutto e Salvia. Trout Stuffed with Prosciutto and Sage 285
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Trota all’Erbe. Trout Stuffed with Herb Sprigs 283
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Uova Sode Ripiene Estive. Summery Stuffed Hard-Cooked Eggs 75
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Uva Passa al Rhum. Raisins Macerated in Dark Rum 374
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Verdura all’Olio e Limone. Vegetables Marinated in Oil and Lemon 68
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Verdura Mista in Marinata e Tonna. Marinated Mixed Vegetables and Tuna 66
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Verdure Miste alla Griglia. Mixed Grill of Seasonal Vegetables 244
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Walnut Almond Biscotti 367
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Zucchine in Tegame con Panna. Gratinéed Zucchini with Fresh Tomatoes and Cream 272
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Zucchine Ripiene. Stuffed Scaloppine Squash 270
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Zucchine Saltate al Basilico e Pecorino. Sautéed Zucchini with Basil and Pecorino Romano Cheese 271
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Zuppa dei Funghi. Mushroom Soup 122
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Zuppa del Ortolano. Soup from the Greengrocer 130
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Zuppa di Ceci. Chick-pea Soup with Croutons 143
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Zuppa di Cozze. Mussel Soup 302
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Zuppa di Pesce. Fish Soup 306
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Zuppa Verde. Green Soup 123
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Publishers Information

About Cucina Rustica: Simple, Irresistible Recipes in the Rustic Italian Style

Publisher Web Link: http://www.harpercollins.com/

Cucina Rustica,“the rustic kitchen,” is Italian food at its simplest and freshest. With more than 250 recipes that use readily available ingredients in deliciously creative combinations, La Place and Kleiman offer a style of cooking and eating that’s inviting, easy, and elegant. (http://www.harpercollins.com/)

Author Information

About Evan Kleiman

Author Web Link: http://www.angelicaffe.com/

As the only child of a single parent family, Chef Kleiman learned to cook at her mother’s side, until she was preparing meals on her own by the age of nine. Evan later combined cooking and entrepreneurship, selling her own cookies in high school and working as a caterer at college. Still, Evan had decided to pursue a film career and she proceeded with that goal in mind.

During her course of study in Italian Literature and Film, Evan spent as much time in Italy as her schedule would allow. Parallel to pursuing academic studies, her fascination with the traditional cooking methods and culture of the Italian kitchen led her to the homes and trattorie of Italian women. These travels,  over thirty years,  provide Evan with the basis for her cooking philosophy.

After graduating Magna cum Laude in her field from UCLA, Evan entered the University’s graduate school for Arts Management and worked a number of film related jobs.

To most young film students these jobs would have been opportunities of a lifetime, but Evan realized that her time spent cooking and catering pleased her most. She quit her job to join Mangia restaurant as night chef and kitchen manager. She worked over 100 hours in her first week and knew that she had finally found her niche. She quickly made a name for herself and was recruited by Verdi Ristorante di Musica in Santa Monica to be its executive chef.

After a year at Verdi, Evan decided to pursue a longtime dream of writing her own cookbook. She contacted Viana LaPlace, a former colleague from her days at Mangia, and set out to find an agent for the newly formed writing duo.

Cucina Fresca, Evan’s first cookbook, was published by Harper & Row in 1983 and launched a new side to Evan’s career. Subsequent best-selling books published by William Morrow include Pasta Fresca, published in 1988 and Cucina Rustica in 1990. Cucina del Mare, her first solo effort published in 1993 was given a rave review in the February 1995 issue of Gourmet Magazine. Angeli: Pizza, Pasta and Panini was released in June 1997 by William Morrow Publishers.

Although busy catering and writing, Evan still felt a desire to do more, and the decision to create an Italian restaurant was a natural one given Evan’s Italian cooking background.

Evan felt there was a need for a “modern family restaurant,” a restaurant that would serve light and simple food that was both stylish and affordable. In December of 1984, she opened Angeli Caffe, a hip Italian restaurant on Melrose Avenue designed to serve “simple rustic food in a modern environment,” according to Evan. Probably no restaurant concept has been so widely copied in LA as the original Angeli Caffe.

Evan is host of the weekly radio food show “Good Food” which is heard each Saturday morning at 11am on KCRW 89.9fm. KCRW is one of the leading NPR stations in America. She was the founder of the original Slow Food chapter in Los Angeles and ran it for 8 years. Evan enjoyed her time on the Board of See-LA the non-profit which runs the Hollywood Farmers Market, but now she is serving on the Stewardship Council of Roots of Change, an organization creating linkages to attain a sustainable food system in California by 2030.  In her free time (hah!) Evan continues to write. She also holds special tastings and teaches at the restaurant and at local schools. To learn more about Evan check out her website. (http://www.angelicaffe.com/)

Cookbooks by Evan Kleiman


About Viana La Place

Viana La Place is the author or coauthor of eight other Italian cookbooks, including Verdura: Vegtables Italian StyleCucina Fresca, and Pasta Fresca. She lives in San Francisco. (http://www.randomhouse.com/)

Cookbooks by Viana La Place