Osteria: Hearty Italian Fare from Rick Tramonto’s Kitchen

October 29th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Rick Tramonto is a Chicago chef and cookbook author and also is an executive chef and a partner in Cenitare Restaurants, which includes Osteria di Tramonto, Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood and RT Lounge and Tru, a fine-dining restaurant from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. In 1994, he was named among Food & Wine’s Top Ten Best New Chefs and 2002, was named as the “Best Chef: Midwest Region” by The James Beard Foundation, Tramonto’s Tru in Chicago, winner of the James Beard Foundation 2007 Outstanding Service Award and also the winner of the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Rick restaurant was also among Top 50 Best Restaurants in the World in 2000 by Conde Nast Traveler. The book is published by Broadway Books and the published date was 14 October 2008.

Osteria means “tavern” in Italian. Rick shows home cooks how to create the simple, with different flavours of Italian dishes he serves at his popular Osteria di Tramonto. Rick has now written a cookbook outcasting his recreation of the food from his osteria, with recipes suiting and originated for the home cook. Rick’s book features recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also snacks.

Breakfast recipes are omelets, frittatas, pancakes, crepes, and smoothies. Lunch includes salads, soups, pizzas, and simple pasta and meat dishes. Dinner offers from bruschetta and antipasto to fish, meat, and braised dishes, pasta, and desserts. Blood Orange Crepes with Vanilla Mascarpone, Roman-Style Omelets, Rick’s Mother’s Lasagna, Capellini with Six Summer Tomatoes, Wood-Roasted Mussels in White Wine Sauce, Braised Pork Shanks with Borlotti Beans, Lamb Porterhouse with Salsa Verde, Goat Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, and Italian Chocolate Pudding, these are just the flavored dishes and an irresistible collection for a gournmet.

Rick’s other books also includes
* Butter, Sugar, Flour, Eggs
* American Brasserie
* Amuse-Bouche
* Tru
* Fantastico! which released on November 6, 2007

Oesteria Book Cover

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