50 New and Classic Recipes with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
by Pamela Sheldon Johns
Ten Speed Press,
Hardcover - 111 pages
In the last five years, Americans have enjoyed more authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
than ever before, proof that our taste buds have come to demand the real thing - a delicious
cheese steeped in tradition and passion. At last, here's a cookbook that celebrates the
wonderful flavor and pastoral roots of this beloved Italian cheese.
In Parmigiano!, seasoned cookbook author and cooking teacher Pamela Sheldon Johns
takes you to the heartland of Italy, Emilia-Romagna, the picturesque region "bounded by
rivers and mountains," where Parmigiano-Reggiano has been made for centuries. She traces
the history of the cheese and describes the traditional method - at once an art and a
science - by which it is made. Parmigiano-Reggiano finds its way into fifty simple and
enticing appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, entrees, breads, and even desserts, enhancing
old favorites, such as Eggplant Parmigiano, as well as updated dishes, such as Radicchio
Caesar Salad, Wild Mushroom Lasagne, and Caramelized Pears with Parmigiano-Reggiano Wedges.
With evocative photographs that bring to life the Italian countryside and the age-old
cheesemaking process, Parmigiano! presents a tantalizing collection of recipes in
the ultimate tribute to Italy's signature cheese.