I Have a Plate in Italian
Italian speakers frequently say “i have a plate” when readying themselves to consume something and they have some food on their plate that is about to be devoured. This phrase signifies their readiness and eagerness to eat as it signals they are prepared for enjoyment!
The word plate can also be used to refer to containers used for holding food, such as bowls or cups. When this occurs, its pronunciation becomes plate instead of pl.
Italy has long been revered as an oasis of television binge watching, deadline crunching and delivery scooter manufacturing – it even inspired its own scooter manufacturers! Now its flavors have spread around the world; in almost every location there’s at least one restaurant serving spaghetti or pizza! But what if Italy could bring its delicious flavors into your own kitchen?
Susan Gravely, VIETRI founder and Creative Director, provides this in her new book I Have A Plate in Italian.
Gravely has assembled a fascinating selection of recipes and personal accounts from friends and family in Italy in this captivating cookbook/collection, inviting readers to experience its breathtaking beauty, unparalleled style, artistic legacy and delicious cuisine.
This book’s recipes, collected from close friends and family members, range from spaghetti and meatballs to heartier dishes like chicken parmigiana and ragu. In each page you’ll discover how Italian cuisine translates to everyday life while being inspired to cook with all of Italy’s passion and tradition for eating!
This book’s recipes are illustrated with photographs of plates with their ingredients, while their respective stories reveal how many of the dishes came to be. Some dishes are inspired by Gravely’s childhood traditions, while others were developed over time between her and her husband. It’s an invaluable book for anyone who enjoys cooking at home or wants to learn how to prepare classic Italian meals at home.