Author(s): Antonio Carluccio & Alistair Hendy (photos)
There are not many people who have been collecting, cooking and devising recipes for mushrooms for over 60 years, but Antonio Carluccio is one. Known as the 'mushroom man', Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in London's Covent Garden is a mecca for mushroom and truffle lovers from all over the world. Carluccio's expertise is unrivalled and this book, with over 100 recipes that make the most of readily available mushrooms in dishes ranging from classic to contemporary via oriental and Eastern European, will not disappoint. In addition, for those who want to join in the thrill of hunting for their own mushrooms - the quiet hunt - The Complete Mushroom Book offers a detailed and authoritative well-illustrated field guide that helps distinguish between edible wild mushrooms and their poisonous look-alikes. This unique book, with specially commissioned photography by Alastair Hendy, will inspire and inform and bring the pleasure of mushrooms to a wider audience.
"'Groundbreaking work' The Independent 'A delightful book...[with]...scrumptious recipes' The Sunday Times"
Antonio Carluccio is a leading authority on Italian cuisine and has received the Commendatore Omri from service to Italian gastronomy. In January 2007 he also received a honorary OBE. After ten years developing the immensely successful Carluccio's Cafe business, Antonio has stepped down as consultant to take time to concentrate on new projects and ventures. He has written thirteen books, published worldwide to great acclaim, as well as having two popular television series. With Quadrille he has published Complete Italian Food, Complete Mushroom Book and Italia.