I can’t say enough about Mary Palmer’s excellent cookbook, “Cucina Di Calabria” which, in an elegant manner, documents the many simple dishes of the most southern province of Italy (at least on the mainland).
Palmer’s recipes, like all Italian cookbooks published for a US audience, are a bit more on the “Italian-American” side, but she does hold true to many longstanding Calabrian dishes, including a few of my favorites.
- Squash flower fritters
- Roasted rabbit
- Swordfish with onions and lemon
In addition to the recipes in the book Palmer gives the reader a primer on espresso, wine, and even the history of Calabrian province.
My Calabria Cookbook Review and Book Giveaway
(photo: courtesy of Rosetta and My Calabria)Authentic CalabriaWhen I see or experience anything with a resemblance of Calabrian authenticity here in the United States I get very excited. I had a wonderful experience stumbling across Mary P…