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Via Carota by Jody Williams, Rita Sodi and Anna Kovel
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Via Carota by Jody Williams, Rita Sodi and Anna Kovel
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780525658573

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“Via Carota is one of my very favorite restaurants in New York City, and this cookbook perfectly captures its magic: simple, seasonal, organic, local, and profoundly delicious, these are recipes that I want to eat all the time.” –Alice Waters

“Like their beloved West Village restaurant, Via Carota will transport you to another time and place—one where there is time to linger around a bountiful table of antipasti, grains, legumes, and most importantly vegetables. Jody and Rita’s beautiful union is so present in this book that you have the sense they are your dear friends inviting you into their very intimate, gorgeous, and delicious home. Vegetable-forward and deceptively simple, this book should be in your kitchen NOW, propped open to the recipes of the season—I promise you will be intoxicated and hooked from that moment on!” –Suzanne Goin

“The last time I ate at Via Carota I asked the same question I ask every time I visit: How do Jody and Rita do it?  Every dish is simple and honest, and every bite breathtakingly delicious.  Here, finally, are the operating instructions for how they do it.” –Dan Barber

“When people ask me what my favorite restaurants are in New York City, I sometimes leave out Via Carota because it’s so popular, well…I want to be able to get a seat there myself. But, now with Jody Willaims and Rita Sodi’s new cookbook, everyone will have the opportunity to indulge in their vegetable-forward cuisine and the full throttle flavors I love. Like the hilltop street Via del Carota overlooks in Florence, the book is ripe with beauty and delicious recipes. Just leave me a seat or two at this Greenwich Village favorite!” –Nancy Silverton

“Via Carota is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, which is why I’m so excited for this cookbook! The Tagliatelle al Tartufo and Charred Fennel with Orange and Honey are simply divine!”  –Giada De Laurentiis

“Via Carota is one of my favorite places in the world — always delicious and my first stop when home in NY. I’m so excited to learn some of Jody’s and Rita’s secrets for these beloved dishes.”  –Sofia Coppola

“I fell in love with Via Carota the second I opened the book! Everything about it is beautiful and fetching — the photographs, the food, the obvious lack of tweezers and the two chefs. This is so much how I would love to eat and cook. Congratulations Jody and Rita! Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves. Your love shines through.” –Deborah Madison, author of An Onion in My Pocket and Vegetable Literacy

“Via Carota is one of the most beloved restaurants in NYC because of its simple, elegant Italian home cooking. I love this cookbook and so will you!” –Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa

“Jody Williams worked with me at Felidia more than twenty years ago and within a few days of working with her I knew that this woman was very talented and was very passionate about Italian food. Her name might be Williams, but her food is truly Italian and, with her Tuscan partner Rita Sodi, they cook some of the best Italian food in New York City. Their flavors and their style are captured in this collection of simple but delicious recipes with “verdure stagionali” as the main protagonist. The recipes are very traditional but at the same time very contemporary, perfect for today’s lifestyle. Brava Jody! Brava Rita!” –Lidia Bastianich

“In Greenwich Village, there exists an Italian restaurant that rises above the rest, Via Carota. Rita Sodi and Jody Williams, a rare team of co-chefs, have created the ideal Greenwich Village joint. Jody’s and Rita’s love of fava beans, artichokes, pasta, fish, meat, pesto; indeed everything about Italian food that is soulful, and delicious, permeates their wonderful cookbook. The Via Carota cookbook is a love poem to their intense, personalized Italian cuisine.” –Jonathan Waxman

“The many hours and days I’ve spent reveling in the food and ambience at the wonderful Via Carota restaurant can now be extended because of this sterling book, courtesy of the restaurant’s incredibly generous and imaginative co-founders, chefs, and life partners, the always caring and sensitive Jody Williams and Rita Sodi. Here, their earthy, delicious, and important cuisine jumps off the page, completely satisfying your need for the delicious. An instant classic.” –Hilton Als

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