A great gift for Italian food lovers and cooks of all experience levels, Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way is an insider’s glimpse into the farms and kitchens of Italy. Your guide is author Rolando Beramendi, tastemaker and founder of the pioneering Italian food import company, Manicaretti. Begin with a foreword from Ina Garten and travel across Italy with Rolando as he shows you how to make 120 regional recipes like Wild Herb Pesto, Pantelleria-Style Slow Braised Tuna and Pistachio Gelato.
Central to Beramendi’s guiding philosophy is to start with the very best pantry items, buy what is fresh and in season, and make dishes the way they are meant to be, simple and delicious. As Rolando says,"Wherever you are in the world make sure your pantry is well stocked, organized and ready to be your support system. By making sure there is plenty of olive oil, vinegars, jarred tomatoes, anchovies and spices on hand, you can shop daily for perishables and celebrate the arrival of seasonal ingredients knowing your pantry is ready to support turning fresh ingredients into full meals."
In addition to Autentico, this gift set includes all the ingredients to cook his cover recipe, Spaccatelle di Pomodori(Broken Tomato Halves):