Nuovo MondoNew Italian Food



Drawing from the best of Italy’s cuisine, Nuovo Mondo is a fusion of new- and classic-style Italian cooking. It is the story of an older Italian man—a fixture in the food scene for many years—and his young apprentice, coming together to explore the Italian food scene, both past and present.

Create sensational, full-flavored dishes through this exploration of modern and traditional Italian cooking. Drawing from the best of Italy’s cuisine, Nuovo Mondo is a fusion of new- and classic-style Italian cooking. It is the story of an older Italian man—a fixture in the food scene for many years—and his young apprentice, coming together to explore the Italian food scene, both past and present. Showcasing recipes beyond the well-worn standards, Nuovo Mondo covers the breadth of the Italian culinary landscape. In 120 recipes, de Pieri and McDougall explore dishes of depth and texture where poaching, steaming, and smoking (among more standard techniques) are part of the Italian gastronomic lexicon. They ensure every recipe is straightforward, but not over simplified, and alternatives are offered for ingredients that may be expensive or difficult to find. Both cooks display an innovative approach to food but never stray from the importance of flavor, texture, and presentation.

Stefano de Pieri runs the award-winning restaurant Stefano’s in Australia. de Pieri has previously published Modern Italian Food with Hardie Grant Books.

 

Jim McDougall completed his chef apprenticeship under Stefano de Pieri. In 2006, he moved to Melbourne to work at acclaimed restaurant Vue de Monde, where he cooked for elite clientele including Gordon Ramsay, Rod Stuart, Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal, Michael Roux, and many others. He is now head chef at Café Vue 401.