This past summer, I was lucky to discover one of BC’s best Italian chefs: Ricardo Scebba.
Ricardo and his partner Sue own Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen, nestled in Lake Country, BC. Since Opening in 2001, they’ve won numerous awards including ‘#1 Italian Restaurant in BC’ by Open Table Diners. See their impressive list of awards here.
I feel extremely honored to have had my feelings about Ricardo’s cooking included in his debut cookbook:
“Ricardo’s cooking took me right back to Italy. We’re lucky to have him and his fresh, simple, delicious food here in BC. And his desserts — 100% to die for. Best panna cotta I’ve had in my life.”
More about Ricardo’s new cookbook:
The book includes recipes and anecdotes from his culinary mentor and mother Concetta. It’s a collection of treasured Italian recipes passed down over three generations, delicious personal interpretations of traditional favourites, and many popular menu items from the award-winning restaurant.
“I created this cookbook as a tribute to my mother and to everything she’s taught me about food and cooking,” says owner and Chef Ricardo Scebba. “To me, cooking is an expression of amore and what better way to share my love of food than to share my recipes with the world.”
Ricardo’s will donate a portion of the cookbook proceeds to the Kelowna, Vernon and Lake Country Food Banks.The 184 page, full-size, high gloss, full color cookbook contains over 55 mouth-watering recipes that capture the essence of Italian home cooking. Home cooks, chefs and food aficionados can learn the secrets to Nonna’s Poplette and Pasta Fagioli, simple flavourful dishes that can be made with ease and confidence thanks to Ricardo’s easy-to-follow recipes.
The cookbook, published by the Okanagan Institute is available starting September 8th at Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen and online at www.ricardos.ca. It retails for $24.95 CAD.
I’m looking forward to Ricardo and Sue’s book signing coming up on October 22nd and 23rd at Cook Works on Broadway from 1pm – 5pm.