Ten years after moving to a ramshackle Tuscany farmhouse with dreams of self-sufficiency and a more "down-to-earth" lifestyle, Sarah Fraser shares the knowledge she's gained about cultivating Italian produce
For anyone who loves Italian food and would like to know how to grow it—even on a small scale—Sarah Fraser has a wealth of information on growing and getting the most out of the basic ingredients. Whether the reader has a balcony, a patio, or space for a full kitchen garden, she provides a wealth of easy-to-understand instructions and advice, tried and tested in her own garden. She provides basic information on how to get started, soil preparation, tools, and choosing what to grow. This is followed by detailed information on individual vegetables, fruits, and herbs, each with a delicious selection of recipes, including Stuffed Peppers, Pumpkin and Sage Ravioli, Rosemary Pizza Bread, Balsamic Garden Chutney, and Strawberry Pannacotta. This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered why Italian food tastes so good. Includes dual measurements.