Written By Guest Writer Books / Edibles Dec 21, 2011 ‘That’s Amore’ From Ricardo Scebba’s Mediterranean Kitchen SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRicardo Scebba and his wife Sue Miller, owners of Kelowna’s Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen, have given in to over a decade of customer requests for a cookbook. In just two months, “That’s Amore” has become an Okanagan bestseller and is well on its way to becoming a national best selling cookbook. Dedicated to his mother, Maria, “That’s Amore” is divided into two main sections. Part One includes beautifully photographed recipes for antipasto/appetizers, minestre/soups, pasta, insalate/salads, principale/main courses, sugo e contorni/ sauces & sides and dolci/desserts. Part Two is a short autobiography chronicling growing up with his mother’s cooking, his dreams of being a professional baseball player, a few years following The Grateful Dead cooking “intense grilled cheese sandwiches and twelve bean burritos for hungry Deadheads” followed by a love story with his wife, family, and his restaurant. Also included for the home chef are restaurant secrets and the essentials for stocking an Italian kitchen. With every recipe, Ricardo provides personal insights, tips, and encouragement: Clams in White Wine –“my teenage son with his 50% attention span can make this dish”, Stracciatella Soup-“also known as egg drop soup…. this soup never disappoints”, Pistachio Halibut- “crushed pistachios… a little added oomph”, Roast Chicken Thighs “I traded my Tiramisu recipe…for this Greek chicken recipe”, the Mother Sauce-“my holy grail”, two-for-one Alfredo & Blush Rose Sauce- “Do not use anything but heavy cream to make this sauce” and heavenly desserts including Biscotti where the first ingredient listed is “patience”and Granita Lemon Sorbet, “the simplest dessert on the planet”. Both the novice and seasoned home chef will find straightforward, uncomplicated recipes with minimal and easy to find ingredients. “That’s Amore” will have you cooking like an Italian mother with recipes such as Pasta Fagioli, Linguine Vongole, Lasagna, Gnocchi, Spaghetti & Meatballs and “the classic Italian dessert” Tiramisu, as well as enjoying Ricardo’s award winning signature dishes including Coconut Curry Mussels, Pernod Prawns, Lobster Pasta, Jambalaya Pasta, Blackened Prime Rib, and Chocolate Mousse. Many of Ricardo’s recipes will surely become family favourites. If you are in the Okanagan, Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen is located at 415 Commonwealth Road, Kelowna. Dinner is served 7 days a week from 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended. Jazz lovers don’t miss live jazz on Thursday evenings, a Ricardo and Sue tradition since 2003. ‘That’s Amore‘ From Ricardo Scebba’s Mediterranean KitchenPaperback. Price: $24.952011, Okanagan Institute.184 pages.cookbookEdiblesKelownaOkanaganRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Books / Out of Towners November 30, 2015 From blog to book to brand, Three Times a Day makes it look easy Three Times a Day, the new cookbook from Marilou and Alexandre Champagne, makes one very astute assumption about its readers. No matter your dietary ... Read More Books / How to Cook July 21, 2015 Barbeque with a Capital Q Barbeque is one of those unique words, both a noun and a verb. It’s a physical thing we use to cook with and the action of grilling. It’s also an ... Read More Books March 28, 2013 Feeding the Family Book Review “You couldn’t imagine the range of food available in Victoria in the 1860s,” says Robert Griffin. “It was all imported, but you ... Read More Books November 14, 2012 Top of the Stack: New and local books we recommend EASY ELEGANCE FROM FABULOUS FAIRHOLME By Sylvia Main, Whitecap (Hardcover) $29.95 The follow-up book to the very popular ... Read More Books July 20, 2012 Modernist Cuisine – The Art and Science of Cooking “Three times longer than Mastering the Art of French Cooking and as authoritative as an encyclopedia, Modernist Cuisine is destined to become a ... Read More Books April 10, 2012 The Wine Lover’s Coloring Book Where was THIS when I was in wine school? Good thing wine studies last a lifetime, art is cathartic and understanding maps satisfy the soul. The Wine ... Read More Comments are closed.