Recently I have been sent two e-books to review. I was interested because the author Gioietta Vitale comes from northern Italy (like myself), to be precise from Milan, and her recipes and very similar to the ones I grew up with. Also I am new to e-books and was keen to see how they worked and whether I could use them in the future to store my recipes.
Her books are Riso and Verdure.
Riso is an inspiring collection of recipes for rice at every stage of the meal—from a light rice soup with leeks, to bittersweet rice salad, to melon and prosciutto risotto, to rice in dark butter, to a rice cake with Grand Marnier. Gioietta Vitale uses the versatility of rice to innovate with the flavors of summer.
Verdure is a practical compilation of uncomplicated Italian recipes for vegetables and a helpful advice on choosing the freshest vegetables available.
I have enjoyed reading her recipes as they are all very straight forward and very typical of the food an Italian family would have for every day of the week. E-books seem quite a good idea and I quite like the idea of them although I must say I still like my piece of paper as well, the old fashioned way! Perhaps that gives me some sort of comfort and I like all the memories stored in a book. Some cookery books I have had since I was a child.
I have chosen a recipe from the book "Riso" called "Minestra di riso e verdure" or rice and vegetable soup which I quite fancied for dinner. Simple, healthy and tasty just what Italian food should be!
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
Rice should be al dente, or firm to the bite, do not overcook.