My debut cookbook, Veneto: Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen (Guardian Faber) is out now.
The book is a collection of 100 recipes inspired by the cuisine of my home region of Veneto, Italy. With it, I wanted to share a piece of my heritage and tell my story and the story of my family through the recipes and food that shaped us. I hope you’ll enjoy reading and cooking from it.
I styled and photographed the entire book, mixing plated food shots with photos of ingredients and landscapes. The clean page layout and eye-catching cover are by talented designer Anna Green.
Where to buy:
UK – Guardian Bookshop | Amazon UK | Foyles | Waterstones | WHSmith
Italy – Amazon IT
Australia – Kinokuniya
Canada – Amazon CA | McNally Robinson
USA – Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Indie Bound | Books-a-million | Powell’s
Or through your local independent bookseller. For a signed copy, email me at valeria[at]valerianecchio[dot]com
Praise for Veneto
“Valeria Necchio writes with such heart about regional home cooking and the kind of food values that allow for both tradition and change. Veneto is as simple as it is inspirational, and I look forward to cooking from this beautiful new Italian cookbook.” – Alice Waters, Chef-Owner of Chez Panisse
“Veneto celebrates an unsung part of Italy’s vast food culture with a peek into generations-old family recipes and the right combination of old favourites and new flavours, all documented beautifully in photographs and words that take you right beside the writer to the Venetian countryside.” – Emiko Davies, Author of Florentine and Acquacotta
“Valeria lets you in on the region’s secrets and there is a beauty and sincerity to her writing that is quite rare. Refreshingly real and full of simple everyday pleasures that we can all share.” – Rachel Roddy, Author of Five Quarters and Two Kitchens
“A fabulous addition to the regional cookbook section of your shelf […], this beautifully written and photographed book gives you the opportunity to zero in on a lesser-known area: Veneto – not the city of Venice, but the countryside village in Northeastern Italy where the author Valeria Necchio grew up.” – Martha Stewart Living
“Charming family stories are woven into each recipe, and Valeria’s evocative writing means you feel like you’re right there with her.” – Jamie Magazine
“A welcome arrival.” – House & Garden
“Local girl Valeria Necchio has gathered together this praiseworthy collection of recipes that will leave you so much better informed about the place she calls home – and inspire you to get cooking immediately. A delightful memoir, the recipes are woven with memories and tales about the food of Veneto.” – Italia! Magazine
“The recipes are delicious and delightful.” – Country Life
“Valeria Necchio captures the spirit and flavours of North Eastern Italy in her first cookbook…It’s all brought together with some beautiful photographs that will make you want to jump on the next plane to Veneto.” – Crumbs Magazine
“Lavish introductions and beautiful color photography…. Necchio’s first cookbook is a leisurely word-stroll through the events, people, smells, and tastes that formed her cuisine character. ” – Booklist (Starred Review)
“Veneto is a great book to savor and to cook from. It should send many off to Veneto, or to scour up some wild hop shoots, or at the very least, off to the kitchen to cook up something wonderful.” – Foreword (Starred Review)
“Necchio writes in lovely elegiac prose about her small hometown […], and the recipes themselves are clear and appealing, no matter from which time in the author’s life they originate.” – Publishers Weekly
And as also seen in: S Magazine (Sunday Express), Stella Magazine (The Sunday Times Telegraph), Stylist Magazine, Waitrose Magazine, Traveller (National Geographic ), Locavore Magazine and many more.
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