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Breaking Bread for with Cristina Ferrare!

Breaking Bread for with Cristina Ferrare!

The Gods of Luck recently were on my side as  I was honored by receiving my very own personally signed copy of Cristina Ferrare‘s new cookbook Big Bowl of Love.  As I was browsing through the book, I saw too many recipes I would like to create in my kitchen. As Cristina’s heritage is Italian and since Italian cuisine is one of my families favorite, I decided to cook a three course meal for our family #sundaysupper. After all, all you need is love and a bit of help from Cristina!

My three course meal includes:

  • Tomato Mozzarella Tower with Shallot Bacon Dressing
  • Chicken Marsala with Angel Hair Pasta
  • Melon Medley with Lemon Sorbet

 

Tomato Mozzarella Tower with Shallot Bacon Dressing

Heirloom tomatoes are one of my favorite guilty indulgences especially during summer when they are the ripest and juiciest. Cristina’s recipe calls for a bacon-shallot dressing which enhances the textural play of this salad. Nice touch!

 

Chicken Marsala with Angel Hair Pasta

Chicken Marsala is the quintessential Italian dish we have all experimented with in our kitchens. Cristina’s version adds red peppers to this dish which comes together quite well in this chicken dish.

 

Melon Medley with Lemon Sorbet

Summer is the ideal time to appreciate sorbets and gelatos. I have so many fond memories from my various travels to Italy. I ate gelato and sorbet in each city I visited. Cristina’s Melon Medley is a fantastic option for ending your meal on a refreshing and light note, especially after a big meal. I used a combination of lemon and blood orange sorbet for my dessert. And since Cristina’s book is titled ‘Big Bowl of Love’, I ended the delightful evening with some love!!

Cristina Ferrare’s cookbooks are readily available in books stores and online.  Buon Appetito!!

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12 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for participating in #SundaySupper! Your blog is beautiful and the dishes look so amazing. Thank you so much for taking all the time to prepare and review everything. I know how long and hard it is to do one of these blogs and I so appreciate all of your effort.
    Many thanks,
    Cristina Ferrare

  2. Oh my, that Melon Medley & Sorbet look SOOOO Good!!!

  3. Love the meal you selected from Cristina’s book…I’d loved to have been at your table for this! And I’d have asked for two servings of dessert! ;)

  4. Oh my word, everything looks amazing! I love Chicken Marsala and that sorbet……..oh my beautiful!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous recipes and photography… I love watching you evolve… you should be really proud of your results! Fabulous!

  6. This is a wonderful meal! I would so love to enjoy the tomato salad with a Cotes du Rhone blanc, the Chicken Marsala with a Pinot Noir and that lovely lemon sorbet with a Prosecco.

    Cheers!

  7. Ok, it’s been said already, but these are beautiful!

  8. Wow, you made not just one but THREE recipes! Good for you – I was tempted to make more than one, but would not have been able to pull it off time-wise. These look SOOOO good!

  9. Your pictures are just stunning! When I read what you were planning to make, I was hoping you’d send an invitation along with it. You picked excellent recipes, Rashmi! :)

  10. I am in love with your photos, Rashmi! Beautiful!

  11. Beautiful meal! All the recipes in Cristina’s book look so good and I am glad you shared these for #SundaySupper today.

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