No items in your cart
No items in your wishlist
Title : PUMMARO
After Liscio come l’olio, I Quaderni del mangier sano turn to another pilaster of the Mediterranean diet, an irreplaceable ingredient in so many tasty dishes for every season.
Maker of product: Elisabetta Piazzesi
Format: 11,8 X 15, 8
n° pages: 64
If we think about what we eat every day, it seems incredible that up until about two hundred years ago, the tomato was practically unknown to the tables of our ancestors, and that pasta, consumed since the Middle Ages, was not served with its brilliant and delicious red sauce, today a must for all Italians. But that’s the way it went: imported from the Americas along with its “cousins” the potato and eggplant, which also belong to the Solanaceae family, it too, was kept far from vegetable gardens and kitchen burners, and instead used as an ornamental plant until the early nineteenth century when – thanks to the efforts of a great Neapolitan cook – it slowly began to make its entrance into the kitchen. And it was a triumph: not only for spaghetti and macaroni but also for the first mozzarella cheese and tomato pizza in history, the famous margherita, specially prepared by its inventor for the Savoia queen. Whether the episode actually occurred or is only a nice modern fable, the fact remains that the terrific pie «ca’ pummarola ‘n coppa» has long since crossed the borders of Italy and is today one of the most eaten foods in the world. If you think about it, it makes you wonder what the world would be like without the tomato. The 50 recipes proposed here instruct how to season and cook it with imagination to renew its exquisite taste every day.
Italiano | English