In Middie's Kitchen

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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.

   To order

  • 18.74 UK, 23.00 Ireland & Continental Europe, $25.00 US

  • 74 pages (80 pages total, including front matter)

  • 104 colour photos

  • Size:  279 x 210mm -- nearly A4 (11" x 8.25" -- similar to US letter)

  • Binding:  perfect-bound

  • Covers:  350gsm silk

  • Language:  dual edition -- American English/British English, with separate British recipes where needed.

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Why was it written?

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.

About the book

In Middie's Kitchen is not a large book just 74 pages but its recipes are clearly written and well documented with over 50 colour photographs illustrating the methods.

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).



Sample pages

Table of contents
Spaghetti frittata
Pizza fritta (fried dough)
Brasiole & sauce (note:  this page is from the BIG 33-quart recipe; there's also a one-eighth recipe)
Corn fritters


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