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Description - Risotto and Beyond by John Coletta

This is a remarkable recipe collection from a maestro of Italian cooking, featuring 100 authentic rice-focused dishes, along with techniques and equipment tips to help readers make perfect rice every time. Fascinating background about the distinct rice varieties, their characteristics, and where they can be purchased is also included. In addition, there is a guide to Italian pantry staples and a section on the labelling of Italian products to ensure they are authentic. The meticulously written recipes include both familiar dishes - arancini, crochettes, risotti, and rice puddings - and an array of unique offerings, such as rice salads, soups, fritters, bracioli, and gelatos. It is a definitive guide to the Italian rice repertoire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780847862368
ISBN-10: 0847862364
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Rizzoli International Publications
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Coletta

John Coletta is the executive chef and managing partner of Chicago's Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar. Since opening in 2005, Quartino has been featured in several publications including USA Today Travel, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. Under his leadership, Quartino also earned the coveted Ospitalita Italiana seal, which is awarded by the Italian government and recognises restaurants abroad that properly promote the traditions of the Italian food culture. Quartino Ristorante also received three stars from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, and the American Culinary Federation's 2014 Award of Culinary Excellence. Coletta has appeared frequently and regularly on regional television and print media. He trained under Alain Ducasse at Louis XV and Joel Robuchon in Paris, among other notable European chefs.

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