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Sicilian Summer

An Adventure in Cooking with My Grandsons



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Sicilian Summer by Mary Taylor Simeti
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Join Mary Taylor Simeti as she and her four grandsons cook their favorite summer dishes and prepare a birthday dinner for their grandfather. The author of the highly acclaimed On Persephone's Island welcomes us once again to the Simeti farm in western Sicily, and to the dinner table where three generations of her family gather each summer to celebrate their multicultural heritage with good food and great affection. Part memoir, part family recipe collection, part delightful photographic record of an extraordinary experience, it is also a meditation on the role food can play within the family in bonding, creating memories, and consolidating tradition and identity. Included are 28 recipes, edited by KATE WINSLOW and carefully explained for young cooks, and a host of enchanting full-color photographs by GUY AMBROSINO.

Author Biography

A native New Yorker, Mary Taylor Simeti has lived in Sicily since 1962. She and her husband help their daughter run the family farm, where they produce wine, olive oil and organic produce. Simeti is the author of various books on Sicily, including On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal (Knopf, 1986), a history of Sicilian food entitled Pomp and Sustenance (Knopf 1989) and, most recently, Travels with a Medieval Queen (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001). Simeti has also written on travel and food for American and British publications such as Gourmet Magazine, the New York Times and the Financial Times. Guy Ambrosino is a photographer whose work can be seen in many cookbooks, including Field & Feast, Coming Home to Sicily, The Maverick Cookbook and What Happened to Sunday Dinner?. Kate Winslow, a former editor at Gourmet, is a writer, recipe developer and food stylist. She is the co-author of Coming Home to Sicily and Agricola Cookbook. She lives with her husband, the photographer Guy Ambrosino, and their son in Lambertville, New Jersey. Their book, Onions Etcetera. The Essential Allium Cookbook, was recently published by the Burgess Lea Press.
Release date NZ
April 27th, 2018
By (photographer) Guy Ambrosino Edited by Kate Winslow
68 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Mary Taylor Simeti
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