Casa Margherita Cookbook: CUOCO – Recipes Inspired by Umbria’s Larder

Cuoco by Adrian HenryAdrian Henry’s Casa Margherita Cookbook: Cuoco – Recipes Inspired by Umbria’s Larder is a beautiful homage to the culinary traditions of Italy’s Green Heart, Umbria.

Henry has lived in Umbria since 2006 and his love for the region and its food shows from the opening pages of this book: “Umbria has its own culinary map with many towns and villages associated with a particular product – Perugia with chocolate, Montefalco with Sangrantino wine, Trevi with olive oil and its unique ‘black’ celery, Cannara with its onions, Norcia with pork and wild boar, Cascia with saffron. . . .”

Cuoco explores Umbrian recipes from both a traditional and modern viewpoint; while some selections are the way an Umbrian nonna might make them, such as the frittata con asparagi (omelet with asparagus), other dishes have, say, a dash of curry powder (zuppa di lenticchie / lentil soup) thrown in to let you know that Henry’s has added his own twist.

About thirty recipes from antipasti to dolci are included in this volume, and the photographs are simply gorgeous; anyone interested in regional Italian cuisine, Umbrian cuisine, Umbrian culture, or even food photography would likely enjoy it.

You can purchase your copy of Cuoco at the Casa Margherita website.

** NOTE: I received a review copy of this book from the author; the opinions expressed are my own.

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Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake