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The Cookbook Collection

Every day, the artists and scholars of the American Academy in Rome gather round tables for shared meals prepared by the chefs and cooks of the Rome Sustainable Food Project, a program devoted to providing organic, local, and sustainable meals for the AAR. Once headed by Executive Chef Mona Talbott and now led by Executive Chef Christopher Boswell, both trained by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, the RSFP cooks meals inspired by la cucina romana, Chez Panisse, and all those who work in the AAR kitchen. The Little Bookroom publishes four RSFP cookbooks by chefs Boswell and Talbott, and now the four cookbooks filled with delicious and economical recipes are available as the Rome Sustainable Food Project Collection at a limited- time 30% off their combined retail prices.

Zuppe is a book of imaginative and remarkable soups, but also a guide on “the beauty and delicious rewards of frugality.” The recipes in the book are seasonal and let no food go to waste. As author Mona Talbott writes, “Wholesome, egalitarian and economical, soup is the perfect food for our modern lives."

Organized seasonally, Verdure is an ideal book for cooks who want to add more vegetables to their meals. Based on a healthy Mediterranean diet, the recipes in Verdure are for Italian contorni, or side dishes, that can be eaten alone or with any meal.

The recipes in Pasta are authentically Italian, but with a Chez Panisse twist. Cooks will find detailed tutorials for making pastas that are light and delicious, with unexpected flavor pairings (like asparagus and basil) that make each dish a standout at any meal.

And for dessert is Biscotti, a collection of fifty authentic, simple recipes for the Italian bite-sized cookies. The book includes recipes for traditional Italian biscotti that are eaten for breakfast with caffè latte or dipped into a glass of vino dolce, and also recipes that seem as if they could be lifted from an Italian or Renaissance kitchen.

The collection includes:


The Rome Sustainable Food Project Cookbook Collection is available at a limited-time 30% discount.