Jewish Flavours of Italy
Written by Silvia Nacamulli
Price: £25.00 / $40.00
Book available from July 2022
- Authentic collection of Italian Jewish home-cooked
- More than 100 kosher recipes that celebrate the tradition of Italian Jewish cuisine
- Personal anecdotes intertwined with historical facts
- Special photography contribution by Barbara Toselli
“Cooking in itself is a creative and fulfilling activity, and the results of your efforts can satisfy not only your taste buds but also your soul. This is my aim: cooking for the soul.” – Silvia Nacamulli in Elle a Tavola
Jewish Flavours of Italy is a culinary journey through Italy and a deep dive into family culinary heritage. With more than 100 kosher recipes, Silvia offers readers a unique collection of authentic and traditional Italian-Jewish dishes, combined with stunning photography, practical tips, and clear explanations. With a delicious mix of recipes, family stories and history, Silvia offers a unique insight into centuries’ old culinary traditions.
Discover recipes from everyday home-cooked meals to special celebration menus for Jewish holidays. Highlights include recipes such as pasta e fagioli (borlotti bean soup), family favourites such as melanzane alla parmigiana (aubergine parmigiana), as well as delicious Jewish dishes such as Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-style fried artichokes), challah bread, and sarde in saor (Venetian sweet and sour sardines).
Silvia’s extensive cooking repertoire combined with her life experiences means that her recipes and family stories are one-of-a-kind. She introduces the reader to soup, pasta, matzah, and risotto dishes, then moves on to meat, poultry, fish, and vegetable recipes. Silvia finishes with mouth-watering desserts such as orecchie di Amman (Haman’s ears), Roman Jewish pizza ebraica (nut and candied fruit cakes) and sefra (aromatic semolina bake). Even the most sweet-toothed readers will be satisfied!
Each recipe is introduced by Silvia in a friendly and conversational tone that will get readers involved before they even get the chance to preheat the oven. Throughout the book, in-depth features highlight ingredients such as artichokes, courgette flowers and aubergines. A personal touch shines through and provides a connection with the author. Silvia’s enthusiastic and charming personality transforms this collection of recipes into a culinary experience that will be cherished by generations to come.
Silvia Nacamulli is a master in the art of traditional Italian Jewish home-cuisine. A London-based cook born and bred in Rome, Silvia had the privilege of observing three generations of fine Italian Jewish cooks, surrounded by Italy’s culture and love of food.
Silvia set up her business, La Cucina di Silvia, in 2002 and has established herself as a much-loved professional cook, lecturer, and food writer. She is awell-recognised name on the international food circuit, having written more than 200 recipes for The Jewish Chronicle, contributed to several recipe books, and given more than 500 demonstrations at cookery schools, charities, synagogues, fairs and festivals.
You can find Silvia on Instagram as @silvia_nacamulli, on Facebook as Cooking for the Soul or on her website www.cookingforthesoul.com.