Cucina di Amalfi: Sun-Drenched Recipes from Southern Italy’s Most Magical Coastline – Ursula Ferrigno

Discover a sparkling region in Southern Italy which offers the most tantalizing food, through 75 authentic recipes, cooked with care and attention using the best ingredients.

Italian food reflects culture. In Italy cooking is the product of geography, history, and religion. ‘Italian cooking’ is really a patchwork of local and regional cuisines, all fiercely claiming to be the best in the country. Ursula Ferrigno’s own family come from the south of Italy, and just south of Naples is the Amalfi Coast. It is widely considered to be one of Italy’s most magical locations: breath-taking (literally) winding cliff-top roads, pastel-coloured houses tumbling down towards the sea, flower-framed terraces and trees heavy with the world’s most coveted lemons at every turn. Discover the delicious food the region has to offer.

 Vegetable dishes take centre stage and both meat and fish are eaten and often combined. In this seductive book, you’ll find 75 recipes to enjoy, from simple antipasti and ministre (soups) to pane (bread) and pizza, risotto, pollame and carne (fish and meat), and the all-important contorni (vegetable), alongside essays on the food culture and traditions of the area and beautiful scenic photography.


This delightful book is an absolute joy! From the inspiring cover to the most mouthwatering recipes inside captured with the most beautiful photography, Cucina di Amalfi is the book we all need right now!

Ursula Ferrigno is an acclaimed and experienced food writer and chef who embodies the Italian and Mediterranean passion for good food made from the freshest natural ingredients and this absolutely shines through in this book.

In her introduction, she shares the details of her growing up in Italy and her family’s love and passion for the ingredients grown on the Amalfi coast, particularly lemons.

This is such an authentic book, the content is divided into; Appetisers, Bread & Pizza, Pasta, Main Plates, Vegetables and Preserves, and Desserts. Each section has an introduction from Ursula sharing information about the history and tradition behind the dishes. This is followed by the most delicious recipes beautifully photographed, or illustrated with step-by-step instructions on how to create the dishes, delicious bread, glorious pasta and pizza dishes, and finally the most gorgeous desserts including Amalfi Lemon Tart, Ursula’s Grandmother’s Italian Gateau, Nectarine and Almond Tart and so much more!

What we particularly love about this book is the way the simplest of ingredients take centre stage to create the healthiest of meals with mouthwatering flavours transporting you to the Amalfi Coast.

Whether you plan to travel to Italy, or simply want to imagine being there, this book is a wonderful source of inspiration.

One of our favourite Cookery Books of 2023! Highly Recommended!

Cucina di Amalfi by Ursula Ferrigno, published by Ryland Peters & Small (£20)
Photography by Nassima Rothacker © Ryland Peters & Small.