A Table in Venice ~ Skye McAlpine
A Table in Venice ~ Recipes From My Home by Skye McAlpine
In a quiet corner of Venice, far off the beaten track, and away from the crowds that cluster around the Piazza San Marco, stands a little house. This little house with soft, dirty pink plaster and watermelon green shutters is where Skye McAlpine grew up, where she got married, where her son took his first steps, and where she learned to cook.
In 'A Table in Venice' she has collected together her most loved recipes from home, dishes that she cooks time and time again. It's the kind of simple, fresh, unpretentious food that you won't find in restaurants or hotels, but the kind of food that is the heart and soul of life in Venice.
You could call it a celebration of Venetian home cooking. Though really you will find that this book is of course Venetian in inspiration and character, but what it is really about is something far more universal - the belief that with a few simple ingredients you can create a meal that is at once opulent and humble, that brings people together and casts an indelible mark upon their memories. 'A Table in Venice' is about celebrating real food and bringing people together - where friends and food gather a certain indescribable magic occurs, a magic that once captured translates to kitchens everywhere.
Skye offers an insider's perspective on Venetian home cooking, and this beautiful book is illustrated with her own stunning photographs. Skye's instagram account is a feast of Italian living @skyemcalpine