For a few years now, Words Worth has been teaming up with Uptown 21 in throwing our “Words Worth Eating” events. We have had several memorable evenings with a variety of notable cookbook authors. None of these have been as well received as the event we did with Mark McEwan last year. Mark is the owner of several excellent Toronto restaurants: North 44, One, Fabbrica, and the upscale food store McEwan.
It was delightful to spend not one but two evenings with the man and learn about his life in food and restaurant culture. He talked about his love for Italy – it’s his favourite cuisine and favorite place to escape his hectic life and have some downtime. So it doesn’t surprise me that his newest cookbook, Fabbrica, is a celebration of all of the Italian dishes that they serve up at this restaurant.
The book is gorgeous – I love the paper quality and almost every page features a full colour photo of the recipe. And each recipe has a short introduction about what inspired it. Here is a list of the recipes that I am looking forward to creating in the coming weeks:
Pg. 32 Charred Octopus with Chickpeas
Pg. 56 Stuffed Cherry Peppers
Pg. 97 Pesto Pizza with Clams and Shrimp
Pg. 136 Ricotta Gnocchi with Heirloom Tomato Sauce
Pg. 157 Risotto with Sugar Pumpkin and Pancetta
And for dessert Pg. 245 Vanilla Panna Cotta with Streusel and Figs
MMMM…Yum! Bonne Appetite! - Bronwyn