Amelia's Kitchen is a celebration of cooking at home where delicious, comforting and distinctive Italian recipes mingle with cuisines of various cultures. A bounty of straightforward, healthy, and tasty eclectic dishes prepared in the personal fashion of an Italian mother in her little home kitchen. Relaxed, exciting and a friendly Italian home where generous plates of food and an abundance of hospitality always encourages unexpected guests to stop by to join the family at the dinner table. Like most Italian cooks Amelia adds her own special touches to the signature dishes they prepare. Inside this book mouthwatering recollections of recipes have become soothing new dishes as Amelia went from a young newlywed to a mother of a growing family. Luscious Sunday roasts and enticing aromas of fried meatballs and slow simmering tomato sauce have tempted her family and have made some recipes lifelong favorites. The modest hearty garlic dishes, nourishing soups, healthy greens, and basic pastas are often enjoyed on week nights. At special times her kitchen is encircled with pungent meats, subtle poultry, fish delicacies, baked breads, savory stuffed vegetables and delectable desserts. Italian regional dishes that exemplify the simplicity and comfort of this home-style cookbook are Easy Stuffed Artichokes, Mom’s Lemon Chicken, Amelia’s Italian Meatballs, Tuscan Coastline Fish Stew, Arancini “Rice Balls” and Fantastic Italian Tiramisu. The clean fusion flavors of different culinary accents are what set Mangiare a Casa apart from other cookbooks. These flavors are revealed in Arroz con Pollo, Broccoli Egg Rolls, Puttanesca Meatloaf with Spaghetti, Pepper Steak, Swiss Fondue, Maple, Brown Sugar and Pineapple Baked Ham, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and Basic Dessert Crepes. New ingredients evolving into our ethnicity will hopefully enable you to experiment with mixing flavors and preparation styles to serve your family equally luscious meals in your own home kitchen. .
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Published June 10, 2010