RICETTE SCORRETTE Racconti e piatti di cucina meticcia
Incorrect recipes Tales and Dishes of mÚtissage cookery
published: 2009 144 pages / Ç 13,00
Rights available: World
3░ Place Award Winner in the Foreign Books category at GOURMAND World Cookbook Awards Paris, 12-15 February 2010
There are few things that distinguish a people more than its cooking: food is not only taste, but also identity and deep relationship with one's community. Who decides or is forced to live in a foreign country is forced to change his habits and language, but always tries to maintain something of his traditional cooking. In Italy, a country the identity of which is most due to its cooking tradition, immigration is a quite recent phenomena and the cooking habits of newcomers are often marginalized.
However, in spite of the domination of spaghetti and pizza, there are many curious people who, in the shadow of their kitchens, are beginning to mix tastes and traditions, to create new dishes. The result is a series of incorrect recipes that you cannot find neither in the Italian nor in the ethnic recipe books: with unconventional tastes, new ingredients, flavours that contaminate the correctness of original recipes.
Andrea Perin works in Milan as museum architect and exhibition designer. He is also keen on cooking traditions and published with ElŔuthera La fame aguzza l'ingegno, a book of "poor" recipes now at its second edition.