Title : TOSCANI IN UNA TAVOLA
Authentic recipes from Tuscany, wisely interpreted and commented by the comics.
Maker of product: Gian Carlo Frisella/Mauro Bruni
n° pages: 80
Cuisine and Tuscany, Tuscany and comics. Tuscan Cuisine and comics, a perfect circle worthy of Giotto. It may be a coincidence that the authors of the book are Tuscan, love cooking and everything that is drawn, indeed to the point of inventing the “Nerbini Città di Firenze” Award, a prize dedicated to Tuscan cartoonists, awarded to the best names in comics and satire. The cover of this lively little volume sports a steak-craving, Chianti-swilling Tex by the great Aurelio Galeppini (graphic creator of Tex). Then come strips by Giuliano, Contemori, Di Bernardo, Brandi, Bartolini, Giannelli, Spezi, Ugolini, Civitelli, Putignano, Casini, Castellani, Malfatti, Cheli, Turini and many, many others. The recipes are from the heart of Tuscan cuisine classics; the ones which for ingredients and attachment best represent the authors’ land. A few examples: ribollita (minestrone “reboiled” with bread), bordatino livornese (sauce prepared with sweet peppers, onion, celery, tomato and beaten eggs), carabaccia (bean and pea soup), acqua cotta (tomato soup), pappardelle sulla lepre (pasta with hare sauce), tortelli di patate (potato-filled pasta), bistecca alla fiorentina (T-bone steak), scottiglia (meat sauce on toasted bread), peposo (beef stew seasoned with pepper), cinghiale alla maremmana (wild boar Maremma style), anatra all’arancia (duck in orange sauce), lepre in dolce e forte (sweet and spicy hare), fagioli al fiasco (flask-cooked beans), schiacciata alla fiorentina (typical Florentine pound cake), and many others. Prepare and enjoy with them