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Publication date: October 2013
RRP: £18.74 UK / €23.00 Ireland & Continental Europe / $25.00 US
Originally intended as a family publication, a limited number of copies (150) are available for purchase.
Language: dual edition -- American English/British English, with separate British recipes where needed.
In Middie's Kitchen was written in order to document and preserve Mid Sarchioto's family recipes, many of which had been taught to Mid by Francesca, her Neapolitan mother-in-law. Mid Sarchioto is the sister of Delora Jones, the book's author.
Delora returned to the US for a week in 2006 to mark a year's passing following the death of their sister Gladys. When someone dies, you lose what they know, and this thought was at the fore when, during this visit, Dee asked Mid — who cooks from memory — to cook some of her Italian dishes that Mrs. Sarchioto had taught her, so that Dee could photograph and jot down the amounts and methods, in order that the recipes could be passed on to others.
It contains some of Mid Sarchioto's Italian recipes, including brasiole & sauce, pizza fritta, spaghetti frittata, etc. It also includes recipes for Mid's corn fritters, chocolate cream pie, Izzy's chicken — the sorts of things Mid serves when family come by.
The recipes include many helpful hints such as how to wrap/pot up things for the freezer (e.g., pizza fritta, pizza fritta dough, brasiole, etc.), how to reheat after defrosting, how to cook the Italian meatballs in a slow-cooker, etc. It's a book for people who like to cook and share their meals with friends and family, but it's equally helpful for the person who lives on their own and wants to be able to enjoy good Italian home-cooked meals straight from their freezer, potted up in single-portion sizes.
In Middie's Kitchen is written so that both American and British cooks can follow it, with separate British recipes where needed, and a Glossary (mostly for the Brits).
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