FAGIOLI: The Bean Cuisine of Italy

As central as fagioli (beans) are to the cuisine of Italy, the delights of Italian bean cookery are virtually unknown to the American palate. Now author Judith Barrett sets us on the savory course to making up for lost time.

Here in this definitive compendium—the only cookbook devoted solely to the glories of the Italian bean cuisine—you'll find more than 120 easy-to-prepare, authentic favorites featuring fagioli, including antipasti and salads, soups and stews, polentas and pastas, and a wide range of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes.

Discover the delights of fagioli in all their delicious variety and versatility. Fagioli, the first cookbook devoted to the bean cuisine of Italy, takes you on a savory journey to the best minestrone you've ever tasted and far beyond—from the earthy comfort of Piemontese Braised Veal with Borlotti and Vegetables to the elegant simplicity of Salad of White Beans, Shrimp, and Tomato. You're sure to fall in love with fagioli at every stop along the way.

Along with these inspiring recipes comes all the essential know-how:

  • Handy charts for calculating cooking times and substituting American equivalents for Italian Beans
  • A chapter explaining various specialty ingredients and listing sources for purchasing them via mail order and the Internet
  • A full-color photographic key indentifying various Italian beans.

"It's time for everyone to fall in love with fagioli," writes Barrett. With these marvelous recipes, that love affair is about to begin.

Book cover - FAGIOLI: The Bean Cuisine of Italy

FAGIOLI: The Bean Cuisine of Italy
by Judith Barrett

Rodale Books
October 1, 2004
ISBN: 1579547249