Whether it’s living, loving, fashion or pasta, Italians do it better…
…and baking is no exception! No one knows this more than Catherine Fulvio, chef, honorary Italian and author of the award-winning cookbook Eat Like an Italian.
For this sumptuous new collection, Catherine travelled to Italy to research the very best authentic sweet and savoury recipes. She discovered how baking is the life-blood of the Italians. Just go into any village piazza in Italy and the bakery (panificio) and cake shop (pasticceria) will have pride of place.
No matter where you are in Italy, you will always be seduced by an authentic panino for lunch, a thin and crispy pizza slice from a street vendor, antipasti served with an afternoon drink or the incredible sweet delights readily offered with a strong coffee.
Now Catherine shares her favourite recipes, as well as the secret ingredients and techniques gleaned from Italian friends and family – many of which have been closely guarded secrets until now!
So get ready to enjoy Catherine’s Italy once again. The sounds, smells, loves and tastes of la dolce vita come alive to tempt you to Bake Like an Italian too!
Catherine Fulvio is the proprietor of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, Co. Wicklow. Born and raised in Ireland and married to an Italian, Catherine’s books always reflect this match made in heaven by using easily accessible Irish ingredients and assembling them with Italian flair. Her previous books, Catherine’s Italian Kitchen
, Catherine’s Family Kitchen
, Eat Like an Italian
and The Weekend Chef
, were all bestsellers.
Catherine is also one of Ireland’s top television culinary stars. She fronted three popular RTÉ television cookery shows, Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, Catherine’s Roman Holiday and Catherine’s Family Kitchen, and stars in RTÉ’s cookery mentoring programme, Taste of Success. Catherine is also a regular guest on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and NBC’s Today Show.