COOKBOOK BY MANICARETTI ITALIAN FOOD IMPORTERS FOUNDER, ROLANDO BERAMENDI, WITH A FOREWORD BY INA GARTEN
Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way, is an insider’s glimpse into the farms and kitchens where tastemaker and Manicaretti Founder Rolando Beramendi learned to cook authentically. Includes 120 recipes and a serving of his philosophy: 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.
For the Home Cook
ROLANDO’S PHILOSOPHY? “IF YOU HAVE A GREAT PANTRY, YOU CAN BE A GREAT COOK!”
Start with the very best pantry items (like the artisanal Italian products sourced by Manicaretti and markethallfoods.com), buy what is fresh and in season from the market, and make dishes the way they are meant to be: simple and delicious. There aren’t any shortcuts here—Rolando stays true to the traditions as taught to him by the artisan food makers and chefs who have become his extended Italian family. Go behind the scenes with Rolando, journeying to the farms and kitchens where he learned the importance of great ingredients and simplicity.
For the Chef
THE ITALIAN PANTRY, STARRING THE ARTISANS BEHIND THE PRODUCTS
You’ll find 120 recipes for a range of authentic Italian dishes—from Fettunta col Cavolo Nero to Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe to Roast Pork Belly with Wild Fennel. In Autentico, Rolando’s pantry is the main player, with producers offering wisdom about, and uses for their products—like Masseria Mirogallo Spacatelle (hand-sliced tomatoes) farmed in Basilicata, Principato di Lucedio Rice grown in the fertile Po Valley of Piemonte, and IASA hand-packed anchovies caught by night on the Amalfi Coast.