By Gennaro Contaldo
Full of colourful and modern recipes that evoke Italian life at its most enticing, PASSIONE is the first cookbook from Gennaro Contaldo - the man who Jamie Oliver calls his 'London Dad'.Gennaro's passion for fresh, seasonal ingredients and his love of simple food is shared here with the energy for which he is famous. Full of evocative stories from his childhood - free-diving for oysters, foraging for wild mushrooms and bunking off school to go fishing - it becomes clear that his expertise has grown out of a lifetime's passion. Beautifully illustrated with photographs from his childhood, as well as stunningly modern food photography, PASSIONE reveals the secrets of Gennaro's own basic recipes as well as some of the best-loved dishes from his restaurant - Fillet of Seabream with Honey and Vinegar, Lamb Cutlets with Mixed Herbs and Prosciutto, and Limoncello and Strawberry Ice Cream - and lets Gennaro share his inspirational interpretation of how to cook and eat Italian food.
Peat Smoke and Spirit
By Andrew Jefford
Those who discover malt whisky quickly learn that the malts made on the Isle of Islay are some of the wildest and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. In PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT, Islay's fascinating story is uncovered: from its history and stories of the many shipwrecks which litter its shores, to intimate descriptions of the beautiful wildlife, landscape and topography of the island. Interwoven through these different narrative strands comes the story of the whiskies themselves, traced from a distant past of bothies and illegal stills to present-day legality and prosperity. The flavour of each spirit is analysed and the differences between them teased out, as are the stories of the notable men and women who have played such a integral part in their creation.PEAT SMOKE AND SPIRIT is the last word on Islay and its whiskies.