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by Alison in Birmingham (subscribe)
Freelance journalist with a passion for theatre, the arts, food and books.
Published February 13th 2021
Book review of new Prosecco Italian recipe book
An enticing shiny, luxurious gold cover lures readers into this recipe book from Italy's famous home of the Prosecco vineyards.

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100 Italian recipes featuring the bubbles of Prosecco

The 100 Prosecco Recipes by Sandro Bottega is a collection of recipes, from aperitif to dessert, from the famous Prosecco hills, north of Venice.

The author and owner of Bottega Prosecco company already has six books to his name and understands food and drink well as the owner of 20 Bottega Prosecco Bar restaurants around the world, dedicated to both Veneto and Italian cuisine.

This latest recipe book is a homage to Bottega's homeland - as much about the food and drink as the people of the land.

This delightful compilation not only features recipes but also has many stories within its 192 pages that transport you to the Veneto Region in Italy, with all its curiosities, traditions, food and drink.

There's even some Italian cocktail recipes too of a Peach Bellini and Lemon Spritz - all made with Prosecco, of course.

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Cocktails along with food feature in the recipe book

Getting on to the recipes, the cuisine it allows you to make is authentic Italian food that makes the mouth water just reading the recipes. Plus they have the added bonus of making you open a bottle of Prosecco.

Large exquisite photographs accompany the recipes, allowing you to see what many of the finished recipes should look like. The photographs are all irresistibly glamorous.

There's everything from traditional chestnut soup, or more romantically Zuppa di marroni di Combai IGP, to Fried flowers and sage, Frittata, Ravioli and Pheasant in a skillet, to name a few.

The recipes are simple and to the point. There's the classics like Tiramisu and Meatballs along with the lesser-known Italian specialities from this scenic region, like Dried cod Vittoriese style.

While there are many flavours and fragrances combined with Italian cooking methods, the writer has endeavoured to keep everything simple, genuine and easy to follow.

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Sandro Bottega has created the collection of recipes as homage to his homeland

Bottega worked in the family distillery from a young age, taking over the small family business at the tender age of 19, when his father died.

Leaving behind his days as a university student to focus on the industry, Bottega successfully transformed the Bottega company with his mother and brothers into one of the leaders in the grappa and prosecco market.

Passionate about the authenticity and nature of the land that his ancestors cultivated and produced wine from for four centuries, Sandro Bottega said he wanted to pay homage to the straightforward, hard-working people who live in his home region.

His pride in his land's food and wine, landscape, technology and artistic heritage is clear in this enchanting book.

The 100 Prosecco Recipes by Sandro Bottega
Published by Mondadori in English
Available from the Bottega Spa website here.
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Not usually a lover of 'bubbly' but can't refuse a nice crisp Prosecco. A 'vino rosso' per me!
Perhaps it's my Italian heritage.
Grazie Sandro, another book for my shelf.
by Gloria (score: 2|555) 846 days ago
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