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Sep 21, 2010 | ISBN 9781580088183

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“When acclaimed Seattle chef Ethan Stowell set out to write a cookbook, his goal was to create one that inspires home cooks but doesn’t take itself too seriously — a tall order for any chef-driven book. But “Ethan Stowell’s New Italian Kitchen” achieves all that and more, showcasing the refined but unfussy Italian-meets-Pacific Northwest dishes that earned Stowell multiple James Beard Award nominations.”
—Portland Oregonian, Best of 2010, 12/21/10

“Ethan Stowell is to Italian food what David Chang is to Asian food, not a purist but a flavor junkie and a stickler for quality. Both make big bold food and manage to coax the most flavor out of everything they make. They seduce you with texture and intensity. They are not about authenticity, but about creating fantastic food. Hallelujah!”
—Cooking with Amy, Top Cookbooks 2010, 12/18/10

“Baked Stellar Bay Kusshi oysters with garlic breadcrumbs, cannelloni with braised pork cheeks and sweet cicely, zatar-rubbed leg of goat with fresh chickpeas and sorrel — this is the gutsy Northwestern spin that Seattle chef Ethan Stowell puts on Italian cuisine. Big flavors, local ingredients and compelling flavor combinations are the hallmarks of his recipes.”
—L.A. Times, 12/9/10

“The celebrated Seattle chef offers his brash take on nose-to-tail Italian. Party tripe on soft polenta for everyone!”
—The New York Times Book Review, Web Extra: 25 More Cookbooks, 12/3/10

“Crazy for the soft-boiled eggs with anchovy mayo at How to Cook a Wolf on Queen Anne? (I am!) You’ll find the recipe here. Ever wonder how to clean a geoduck? (I have.) Chef Ethan Stowell provides the pictorial process, and a recipe for geoduck crudo — just like they serve at his Capitol Hill comer Anchovies & Olives. And of course, there’s a whole chapter on pasta, fresh and dried (the star of the show at Tavolata in Belltown).”
—Seattle Times, 12/2/10

“Above the rank and file of Italian cookbooks.”
—, Top 10 Cookbooks 2010: Honorable Mention, November 2010

“The perfect homage to traditional Italian cooking – but sexier! Dive into this one; New Italian Kitchen is fun, delicious and guaranteed to get the creative kitchen juices flowing!”
—Guest blogger Kathy Casey, Al Dente, Amazon food blog, 11/15/10

The title’s “new” claim is apt; this is no red-sauce cookbook. The proprietor of three popular, ingredient-driven, Italian-inspired Seattle restaurants presents a collection of recipes rich with flavor and often featuring intriguing taste combinations. Cavatelli with cuttlefish, spring onion, and lemon has a hit of spice from chili flakes, and a roast quail is stuffed with pancetta, lacinato kale, and sage. As with any good chef-written book, readers will find gems of kitchen wisdom–like which parts of watercress to use in a salad and how to prepare beef to make carne cruda with the perfect texture–casually sprinkled throughout. A humorous chapter on cheese and desserts includes such intriguing presentations as La Tur with oven-roasted tomato; lemon verbena panna cotta with poached peaches; and roasted figs with chocolate-espresso ganache. Like the other recipes in the book, these showcase fresh ingredients and have a decidedly modern feel. (Oct.)
—Publishers Weekly, 9/6/10

Ethan Stowell’s New Italian Kitchen is not only a great collection of accessible recipes that compel one to start cooking right away, and it also reveals a chef with soul. This book perfectly captures the spirit of Ethan and his team, their soulful, delicious food, and the vitality of their restaurants in the great city of Seattle.”
—David Kinch, James Beard Award–winning chef and owner of Manresa
“Ethan is a true chef’s chef. He has a great respect for the seasons, the farms, and the fishermen who supply him, which is reflected in his restaurants and in the dishes he prepares.”
—David Pasternack, chef-owner of Esca and author of The Young Man and the Sea: Recipes and Crispy Fish Tales from Esca
“Ethan Stowell is a northwestern jewel is every epicurean sense of the word. His influence on the Seattle food scene is unmistakable, and his personal take on Italian food is at once sophisticated yet simple and understated–a delectable combination. I appreciate Ethan’s intrinsic wine savvy; his food seamlessly matches at the table, creating memorable and delicious pairings.”
—Evan Goldstein, author of Perfect Pairings and Daring Pairings
“Ethan’s passion for fresh and delicious food has been a staple at his restaurants for years, and the craftsmanship in his dishes is a testament to his drive for serving soulfully inspired foods. Now the world can take a glimpse into the mind and recipes that have set Ethan apart from the rest.”
—Chris Cosentino, executive chef of Incanto

Table Of Contents

ix Acknowledgments
1 Introduction
3 A Note on Ingredients
Nibbles and Bits
8 Baked Stellar Bay Kusshi Oysters with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Oregano
10 Bruschetta with Smashed Chickpeas and Grilled Lamb’s Tongue
11 Crispy Young Favas with Green Garlic Mayonnaise
13 Beef Carpaccio with Preserved Pecorino Sardoand Arugula
14 Carne Cruda with Anchovy and Garlic
18 Fried Artichokes Pangratatto
21 Fried Ipswich Clams with Sorrel Aioli
23 Fun with Geoduck
24 Geoduck Crudo with Fennel and Radish
24 Geoduck Scramble with Crème Fraîche
25 Manila Clams on the Half Shell with Fennel,Lemon, and Chiles
26 Sardine Crudo with Celery Hearts, Pine Nuts,and Lemon
28 Marinated Octopus
29 Pickled Vegetables
31 Sea Bass Crudo with Vanilla Oil, English Peas,and Mint
32 Soft-Shell Crab Bruschetta with Spring Garlic Aioli
32 Spot Prawn Crudo with Chile and Mint
34 Frittata with Morels and Savory
35 Bruschetta with Fresh Ricotta and Pine NutSalsa Verde
37 Soft-Boiled Eggs with Anchovy Mayonnaise
38 Shigoku Oysters on the Half Shell withAccompaniments
39 Uni Spoons
The Measure of a Cook: Soups
42 Soups with Artichokes
42 Essence of Artichoke Soup
42 Farro and Artichoke Soup
44 Mediterranean Mussel and Chickpea Soup withFennel and Lemon
46 Clam Brodetto
47 Parmesan Brodo
48 Oxtail Soup with Farro and Root Vegetables
51 Farmers’ Market Soup
52 English Pea Soup with Poached Duck Egg
53 Kabocha and Porcini Soup
54 Corn and Chanterelle Soup
56 Heirloom Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons
57 Sorrel and Yogurt Soup
Starches to Grow On: Gnocchi, Polenta, Risotto, and Farrotto
60 Basic Potato Gnocchi
63 Gnocchi with Morels and Fried Duck Egg
64 Ricotta Gnocchi with Beef Short Rib Ragu
66 Polenta Master Recipes
66 Soft Polenta
66 Firm Polenta
68 Sautéed Chicken Livers with Mushrooms andOnions on Soft Polenta
69 Grilled Polenta with Heirloom Tomatoes andPounded Anchovy Sauce
70 Sautéed Polenta with Hedgehog Mushroomsand Aged Provolone
71 A Trio of Spring Risottos
71 Spring Garlic Risotto
72 Ramp Risotto with Shaved Porcini
73 Artichoke Risotto
74 Clam Risotto with Lemon
76 Butternut Squash Risotto with Hazelnut Oil
77 Farrotto with English Peas and Morels
79 Duck Leg Farrotto with Pearl Onions andBloomsdale Spinach
Wheat’s Highest Calling: Pasta
84 Pasta Master Recipes
84  Egg Pasta
84  Semolina Pasta
89 Braised Rabbit Paws with Radiatore
90 Linguine with Shrimp
91 Cavatelli with Cuttlefish, Spring Onion, and Lemon
92 Fava Bean Agnolotti with Snails and Herbed Butter
95 Gnocchetti with Pancetta, Chanterelles, and Mint
96 Tagliarini with Totten Virginica Oysters, Prosecco,Chives, and Cream
97 Maloreddus with Squid, Tomato Sauce, and Lemon
98 Spaghetti with Garlic, Chile, and Sea Urchin
100 Trofie with Nettle Pesto
102 Pappardelle with Tomato Sauce and MarinatedPecorino Sardo
103 Bigoli with Grilled Sardines and Fennel
104 Duck Egg Ravioli with Ricotta and Swiss Chard
105 Switch-Hitting Clams with Ramps
106 Cannelloni with Braised Pork Cheeks andSweet Cicely
Something Foraged, Something Green: Salads, Vegetables, and Sides
110 Baby Beet Salad with Fresh Ricotta
111 Endive Salad with Creamy Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
112 Seared Rabbit Loin with Frisée and Pancetta
115 Lentils with Pancetta
116 Fried Cauliflower with Ham Hock
119 Lobster Mushrooms with Preserved Garlic, Parsley, and Oregano
120 Miner’s Lettuce, Fava Beans, English Peas, and Spring Garlic with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
121 Shaved Artichoke and Wild Watercress Salad
122 Blood Orange Salad with Shallot andTaggiasca Olives
125 Rapini with Garlic, Chile, and Lemon
126 Delicata Squash with Chestnut Honey
127 Puntarelle with Anchovy, Garlic, and Parsley Dressing
128 Pickled Mackerel Salad with Watercress, Radish,and Pistachio
131 Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Artichokes with Garlic and Thyme
132 Company Alligator Pear
135 Panzanella with Crispy Pig’s Ear
137 Potato and Asparagus Salad with Home-Cured Bacon and Egg
138 Thumbelina Carrots with Orange and Mint
140 Pheromone Salad (Shaved Porcini Salad)
141 Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins
Beasties of the Land . . .
144 Braised Pork Jowls with the Maligned Mélange
146 Home-Cured Bacon
148 Lamb Chops with Finger Favas
149 Venison Loin with Cipollini Agrodolce
150 Veal Sweetbreads with Parsley, Capers, and Lemon
152 Seared Duck Breast with Sugared Figs and Arugula
153 Braised Veal Cheeks with Grilled Ramps and Porcini
155 Skillet-Roasted Rabbit with Pancetta-Basted Fingerlings
156 Roast Quail Stuffed with Pancetta, Lacinato Kale, and Sage
158 Pan-Roasted Squab with Spring Garlic Compote
159 Party Meats
159  Party Tripe on Soft Polenta
160  Zatar-Rubbed Leg of Goat with Fresh Chickpeas, Spring Onion, and Sorrel
162  Grilled T-Bone with Garlic, Lemon, and Controne Beans
163  Italian “Tacos”
. . . and Sea
167 Grilled Sardines with Baby Fennel, Capers, and Taggiasca Olives
168 Mob-Hit Squid
170 Fluke with Radish and Citrus Relish
171 Ode to the Northwest (with a Nod to Cincinnati)
172 Roasted Skate Wing with Brown Butter and Potatoes
174 Black Bass with Thyme, Lemon, and Garlic
175 Poached Black Bass with Spring Garlic and Mint
177 Seared Scallops with Chanterelles and Parsnip and Pear Purée
178 Steamed Clams with Guanciale and Sorrel
179 Prosciutto-Wrapped Soft-Shell Crab Cigars with Shaved Radish and Arugula Salad
181 Grilled Mackerel with Crispy Potatoes and Caperand Preserved Lemon Sauce
Cheese for the Civilized and Desserts for the Rest of You
184 Goat Cheese with Chestnut Honey andHazelnut Dust
185 Ginepro with Gin-Soaked Pear
186 La Tur with Oven-Roasted Tomato Petals
189 Lemon Verbena Panna Cotta with Poached Peaches
190 Robiola with Gooseberry Compote
191 Cacio Faenum with Baked Apricot and Almond Purée
192 Rhubarb Soup with Prosecco
193 Roasted Figs with Chocolate-Espresso Ganache
194 Chocolate Ice Cream
195 Toasted Walnut Ice Cream
196 Pear–Star Anise Ice Cream
197 Melon Sorbet
199 Campari–Blood Orange Sorbet
200 Blueberry-Basil Sorbet
201 Espresso Granita with Grappa Cream
202 Zabaglione with Mixed Berries
203 Cardamom Sablés
204 Pie Cookies
205 Pine Nut Crumbles
206 Almond Cake with Bay-Poached Queen Anne Cherries
208 Chocolate Pumpkin Tart
Building Blocks: Condiments, Sauces, and Staples
216 Basic Tomato Sauce
217 Mayonnaise
217 Preserved Garlic
218 Preserved Lemons
218 Preserved Pecorino Sardo
219 Salsa Verde
220 Garlic Breadcrumbs
220 Basic Chickpeas

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