Marche Cookbook

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Marche Cookbook

Postby msecc » 16 Jul 2009, 21:13

Can anyone recommend a Marche (Marchegiani (sp)) Cookbook?
Or does anyone care to share a family recipe from the area?

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby wldspirit » 17 Jul 2009, 04:11

My family is from the Marche, Talamello to be exact. I do have recipes, but none of them have precise measurements.....a pinch of this, a pinch of that type thing..... :?

You may find this site of interest:

Marche recipes

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby uantiti » 17 Jul 2009, 09:20

Hi Mike,
one of my best friends is from Marche (Osimo) and when I go there to visit her she prepares VINCISGRASSI which is very similar to Lasagne and it's a first dish too. It takes some time to prepare it but it's worth, in case you want to try, this is a recipe I found on line:

Vincisgrassi

Buon Appetito! :D

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby msecc » 17 Jul 2009, 13:46

Thank you for the response... I'll check them out...
Always looking for more...!
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Jul 2009, 15:21

Here is another one well received. www.starchefs.com/features/cookbooks/st ... abio.shtml

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby ItalianLori » 18 Jul 2009, 13:37

http://www.ricettepercucinare.com/ricette_marche.htm

Try the above. It is in Italian, and other regions are represented as well.

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby Clicker » 04 Aug 2009, 19:20

Hi there

I got a book a while back and it's very good so far. It's called
Cucina of Le Marche by Fabio Trabocchi.

While the cooking in Le Marche is pretty regional, he does a pretty good job of telling you all about the recipe and how it changes by region. My family is from the Fano region, not the coast, but inland and I find that the recipes are pretty close to what I cook at home and although there are some omissions that are likely very locale specific, I find that he has captured the big characteristic dishes well. What is interesting is that he also includes dishes that he has created where he uses ingredients that a region is famous for (ie: wldspirit mentions Talamello...well he has a couple of recipes for dishes using Talalmello cheese) It is easy to follow and I would recommend it heartily....one note of caution, if you are giving this to an amateur cook who needs pictures in their cookbooks, the photos are sparse.

In general though....you will never go wrong with a copy of Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking....if I was to be asked which cook describes how to make pasta dough the best...I would say it was her.
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby PeterTimber » 04 Aug 2009, 22:45

when great minds meet! He is also referred to in my Star Chefs recommendation as one of the great chefs of the region. Your choice is "seconded" =Peter=
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby wldspirit » 05 Aug 2009, 04:14

It's called
Cucina of Le Marche by Fabio Trabocchi.


did you have to order it online? or can the larger bookstores order it??

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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby Clicker » 05 Aug 2009, 15:54

PeterTimber.....whoops, realized after I posted that we recommended the same thing...great minds DO think alike....if I do say so myself!!


wldspirit, I live in Canada and I saw the book at one of the major retailers here in Toronto (Indigo) it was in-stock and on the shelves so I imagine that the same would hold true in the US.....failing that I have seen it on amazon.
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby Clicker » 05 Aug 2009, 16:28

Whoops.....an afterthought...

I would recommend to anyone that if you looking for an Italian cookbook that is a 'must have' in your cucina....it would be a book called The Silver Spoon, it is published by Phaidon Press. It was originally published in 1950 as Il Cucchiaio d'argento, and has been updated and re-issued about 8 times. It is an expensive book, but a worthwhile book to have particularly if you do not have a lot of guidance around you about Italian cooking. Not sure how a native Italian would feel about this book today, but apart from my Noni's handwritten cookbook, this was the only one she would look at.
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby PeterTimber » 05 Aug 2009, 16:37

ALAS Alack..... Its all calories,plaque,fat and cholesterol....ohime! =Peter=
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Re: Marche Cookbook

Postby wldspirit » 06 Aug 2009, 03:37

Ahh.......but those are the most delicious calories I've ever tasted!! :wink:

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