This is one of the books I sell simply because I love it. A large, thick, rustic book about seasonal vegetables with cooking and gardening for each entry. Most Italian cookbooks seem to be full of pasta, cheese and rich tomato sauces. This one is so different. It is about vegetables.
There are salads and pies, not fussy, just simply made with good ingredients. There are soups and polentas, fritters and side dishes too. The vegetables are all those that I love to grow but need inspiration to cook, such as cardoon, radicchio, fennel bulbs, red cabbage and interesting things to do with zucchinis that I had never tried before. It is not vegetarian but meat recipes are few, reflecting the seasonal lifestyle of rural Italians. Check out the pasta bake recipe here on my Vegetable Vagabond blog.