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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781921383588
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $59.99
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The Art of Traditional Italian


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This book is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds – original artworks from some of Australia's finest artists accompany the recipes in this exciting collaboration between Lucio and the long-time friends whose art famously lines the walls of his Sydney restaurant, Lucio's.

Without an understanding of tradition, you cannot make real Italian food!
Lucio Galletto grew up in a village on the Ligurian coast of Italy, where his parents had a restaurant. In The Art of Traditional Italian, he celebrates La Cucina Italiana: the flavours, the history and the techniques of Italian cuisine, perfected over centuries. All you favourites are here – vitello tonnato, spring minestrone, risotto alla milanese, eggplant parmigiana, veal saltimbocca and tiramisu, along with many more classic dishes you'll wish you'd tried sooner.

This book is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds – original artworks from some of Australia's finest artists accompany the recipes in this exciting collaboration between Lucio and the long-time friends whose art famously lines the walls of his Sydney restaurant, Lucio's. This is food from the heart – passionate, generous and authentic.

Lucio's eponymous restaurant is famously lined with artworks by some of Australia's most accomplished artists, and this book follows suit - each chapter features original artwork from one of his artist friends. A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, this glorious book will become a treasured addition to the shelves of cooks and artists everywhere.

  • Pub date: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781921383588
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $59.99
Categories:

About the Author

Lucio Galletto

Lucio Galletto grew up between the tables of his family’s restaurant on the north-west coast of Italy, before falling in love with a passing Australian backpacker and moving to Sydney to start his own restaurant. For more than 35 years, multi-awarded Lucio’s has been legendary for the paintings and sculptures by local artists that cover its walls, and the silky pasta that is hand made there every day.

In 2008 Lucio was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia ‘for service to the community through contributions as a restaurateur and author, and to the support of arts organisations’. His books include The Art of Traditional Italian, as well as Soffritto: A Delicious Ligurian Memoir and Coastline: The Shared Food of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain (both with David Dale).

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