'Modern Italian Food' offers recipes with roots from the Old World into the New; from the Treviso dishes that Stefano and his family used to cook in Italy to the recipes that Stefano has developed using regional produce. These recipes will tempt and encourage; with Stefano, there is no standing on ceremony or being precious. Food for him is about conviviality and hospitality, to be made and consumed with immense enjoyment and in the company of family and friends. The recipes cover all meal types, and favour the domestic cook. With his lively prose and accessible recipes, 'Modern Italian Food' is a valuable addition to the kitchen bench and reference shelf.