In this exquisitely designed and photographed volume, Britain's favourite Italian chef brings forth the work of a lifetime: combining old Locatelli family stories and recipes with the contemporary must-have dishes from his celebrated London restaurants. 'I am an Italian chef who has cooked in Paris and come of age in London,' says Giorgio Locatelli. 'Innovative, imaginative food is what people expect from me, but everything I do has its roots in classical, regional Italian cooking.' This is the book that fans of Locatelli have been waiting for ever since he first made his name at Zafferano. The recent opening of Locanda Locatelli, widely regarded as one of the most exciting restaurants in London, has fuelled interest in this master chef. Locatelli lights up Locanda with his big, welcoming personality, seamlessly marrying style with an all-Italian mission simply to bring people together at the table to share food, relax and enjoy good company and conversation. In the same way, his delight in food shines through on every page of this exciting new book. Whether he is reminiscing about the dishes of his native Lombardy, suggesting a starter combining the simplest and freshest ingredients, or explaining how to make the ultimate risotto, Locatelli transports the reader into his own kitchen to savour the real tastes of Italy. Full of the insight and historical detail you might expect from a food writer, combined with the hands-on expertise of a top chef, peppered with evocative stories, and funny and often outspoken observations on the state of food today, this is the contemporary Italian food bible, from the acknowledged master of modern Italian cooking. Key title / A major cookery title to rival the success of 'The River Cafe' titles and 'The Silver Spoon'. / Winner of the 2007 Glenfiddich Food and Drink Awards; the Best Italian Cuisine Book in the World Award from the Gormand World Cookbook Awards 2006 and shortlisted for the Food Book of the Year Award 2007. / Giorgio Locatelli has fast become the star of Italian cookery in the UK, his London restaurant, Locanda Locatelli, being greeted by unprecedented acclaim and a Michelin star. / Locatelli takes us step by step through the Italian meal combining old Locatelli recipes with dishes from his celebrated London restaurant. / 'Made in Italy' has sold over 48,000 copies in hardback in the UK to date.
Michelin-starred Giorgio Locatelli is one of Britain's best known Italian chefs. Giorgio began his career at his family's restaurant in Italy before coming to London. He was head chef at Zafferano in London from its opening to a storm of praise and press coverage in 1994, before moving in 2002 to open Locanda Locatelli, where he remains chef-patron.
'"Made in Italy" is quite simply the perfect book. So many books are rattled off to accompany television series that when you come across the real thing, written in its own time and to its own agenda, it really hits you between the eyes!Buy this and you'll never want to look at another Italian cookbook again.' Gordon Ramsay, Times 'This book is nothing short of a masterpiece.' Nigel Slater 'Packed with delicious recipes, many from his restaurant, and the reminiscences from his life, it is the ultimate gift for anyone interested in Italian food.' Telegraph '(Locatelli's) "Made in Italy", is my Book of the Year and puts everything else I have on my Italian shelf in the shade.'Nigel Slater, Observer Food Monthly '"Made in Italy "by the flamboyant Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli is such a fashionable combination of charming anecdotes and stories about his family that could double as recipes.' Saturday Telegraph Magazine 'Giorgio Locatelli's "Made in Italy" is a beautiful, evocative book, looking not just at traditional Italian ingredients and local recipes but also at local traditions and the memories!deserves to become a classic.' Waterstones Books Quarterly