Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Italian Table Cookbook

Love Italian food?  Love cooking Italian food or in the market for a new Italian cookbook?  Then The Italian Table Cookbook is just for you!  The Italian Table Eating Together For Every Occasion hardback Cookbook by Ron Suhanosky will leave your mouth watering as you flip through page after page of delicous Italian recipes.  take a peak inside this fabulous cookbook and you will find everything from tasty entrees to satisfying desserts. 

Throughout the cookbook you will find many images to go along with the recipes or theme of the page.  It's no wonder why this is such an excellent cookbook being that it was written by a former chef of the acclaimed Stoglia restaurants on Nantucket and Manhatten.  Ron Suhanosky has appeared on "The Today Show",  "The CBS Show",  and "The Martha Stewart Show" and been featured on many famous magazines and media.  Matter of fact,  his first book,  Pasta Sfoglia,  won him a James Beard Award in 2010 and was also selected as one of falls best chef cookbooks by Bon Appetit. 

As a special treat for you I get to share one of the delicous recipes found in The Italian Table Cookbook.

Caponata with Cornmeal Crackers

serves 6 to 8

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup fresh stone-ground


1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus

more for sprinkling

5 black peppercorns, crushed

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup whole milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter,


1 teaspoon finely chopped


1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh

thyme leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, peppercorns, sugar, and baking powder in a

large mixing bowl.

3. Place the milk, butter, shallot, and thyme in a blender at medium speed or the

bowl of a food processor with the blade attachment and blend/process for about

2 minutes, or until well incorporated.

3. Pour the milk mixture from the blender/processor into the flour mixture and work

the two together with your hands, kneading the dough with your fingers, until a

pliable dough forms.

4. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out between the 2 sheets of parchment paper

to a thickness of
1/4 inch. Place the bottom parchment with the dough cylinder on

a baking sheet. Sprinkle the dough with about 1 teaspoon salt and bake for 8 to

10 minutes, or until golden around the edges.

5. Remove the dough from the oven and cut it into 2-inch squares or, if you prefer,

diagonal shapes. (There is no need to separate them at this stage; they will easily

break apart once fully baked.) Return the crackers to the oven and bake until

golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve.

s t o r a g e : The crackers keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to

2 weeks.

BUY IT:  You can purchase The Italian Table Eating Together For Every Occasion Cookbook for only $29.95. 

*Disclaimer - I received the cookbook mentioned above,  free of charge,  for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my opinon of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*


My Journey With Candida said...

My Hubs is Italian. Mmmmmm I am going to try those crackers. I will use whole wheat flour instead of white and change a couple of other things so I can eat them.

Sounds like a great cookbook. I am going to have to check it out further. Thanks

judy gardner said...

i have never tried to cook anything Italian beyond spaghetti! but i think i will try the recipe you posted - thanks!

Adrianne said...

I love trying to cook Italian, my husband is Italian but all his family really ever had was pasta with his family's marinara sauce recipe - so branching out gives me a chance to serve great things too without being compared, LOL.

Following you from Hop Along Friday. Happy Friday, Happy New Year, and come by Happy Hour Projects to say hello! :D


Rebecka Lozano said...

would love to try the recipe u posted