Tales of Risotto - 50 Recipes: Culinary Adventures from Villa D'Este

Author(s): Jean Govoni Salvadore


In 'Tales of Risotto', Parolari and his co-author, renowned Villa d'Este Public Relations Director Jean Govoni Salvadore, reveal the recipes that motivate guests to return again and again. In over fifty original recipes, Parolari teaches amateur chefs to prepare the low-calorie and nutritious meals of northern Italy in their own kitchens. The dishes emphasise a healthy and balanced lifestyle - calling for light ingredients like olive oil, fresh vegetables and fish fillets - which can be adjusted for nearly any special dietary needs or restrictions. This luscious volume serves as a versatile and comprehensive guide to the most popular dish of northern Italy. The book begins with a basic lesson on the perfect technique for preparing risotto, and continues with a wide range of recipes appropriate for every occasion. But these chapters hold more than just recipes. They feature personal stories about guests' favourite dishes, and full-colour photographs of the breathtaking Lake Como scenery. Tales of Risotto is about more than food; it captures the full experience of one of the most enchanting resorts in the world.


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Jean Govoni Salvadore has been the public relations executive at Villa d'Este for over thirty-five years. Born in Paris and educated in London, she began her career working for Howard Hughes as Italy's first female public relations executive at TWA. She now lives at Villa d Este. Tales of Risotto is her fourth book on the famous resort. Luciano Parolari, the 'King of Risotto,' has been executive chef at Villa d Este for over thirty years, where he oversees the kitchen staff while also directing the resort's renowned cooking school. He has served as a guest chef and demonstrator at such institutions as the Ritz-Carlton, United Nations, and the James Beard House. He lives in Cernobbio, Italy. Mitchell Davis is the Director of Communications for the James Beard House in New York City.

Contents: Risotto Cooking Tips; Basic Conversions; Glossary; Cheese Risottos; Vegetable and Fruit Risottos; Fish Risottos; Shellfish Risottos; Seasonal Risottos; Poultry and Meat Risottos; Special Rice Dishes; The Kitchen Garden at Villa d'Este.

General Fields

  • : 9780977753130
  • : Glitterati Inc
  • : Glitterati Inc
  • : August 2006
  • : 209mm X 149mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Hardback
  • : Jean Govoni Salvadore