FOOD AND TRAVEL IN ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND SICILY. Manuela Darling-Gansser’s food & travel books take you on a journey through Northern Italy, the Costa Smeralda, the Swiss Alps and Sicily. Sample Italian lifestyle and Italian cooking through her five exquisite coffee table cookbooks - Under the Olive Tree, Autumn in Piemonte, Winter in the Alps, Spring in Sicily and Four Seasons. Each book is as much a food and travel guide as it is a book of Northern Italian, Swiss and Sicilian recipes. If you are interested in the food, wine and culture of the Costa Smeralda, Lugano, Piemonte, the Swiss Alps or Sicily, these books will provide a facinating overview of the regions as seen through the eyes of an inveterate traveller and passionate amateur cook.
RECIPES AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE BEGINNER HOME CHEF. Manuela Darling-Gansser’s ‘Top 10 Recipes for the Beginner Home Chef ’ is a book for those who appreciate good food, but have no idea how to prepare it themselves. It is about eating delicious, healthy food, simply prepared. You will learn to cook ten basic recipes for a range of foods: eggs, soups, pasta, rice, chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, green salad and sorbet. Once you get confident, there are simple variations on the basic dishes. You will learn what cooking utensils you will need, how they work, what various herbs look like and even how to stock your pantry. When you have learned to cook these ‘Top 10’ recipes you can call yourself a Chef.
ABOUT MANUELA. Manuela Darling-Gansser is an inveterate traveller, passionate amateur cook and writer of food and travel cookbooks. She has produced five coffee table cookbooks featuring the food, culture and lifestyle of Northern Italy, Sardegna the Swiss Alps and Sicily. Manuela was born in Lugano, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland and now lives in Sydney Australia. She spends much of her time travelling the world, collecting recipes and travel information for her books. Her style of writing is personal, informative and involving-her recipes simple but delightful. Manuela is the quintessential travel/foodie.