In The Elixir of Life: Finding Love and Joy in the Passionate Pursuit of Food, Lisa Dahl travels to Tuscany, Italy, to celebrate the elixirs of the olive and the vine, LIFE’S ESSENCE, its magic elixir, takes many forms. We find it in friendship, beauty, gratitude, and in the daily joys of cooking and sharing food.and the elixir of inspiration that underlies her decades of Italian- and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. She brings them home to Sedona, Arizona, where she is the executive sous-chef and co-owner of award winning restaurants – Cucina Rustica and Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano.
Lisa’s interpretation of lusty, rustic, direct Italian cooking includes, soups, salads, sauces, versatile side dishes, and delicious antipasti. The recipes in this book feature vibrant components that can be interchanged, recombined, and seasonally adapted for soul-satisfying family meals and easy home entertaining. Many are friendly to vegetarian and vegan lifeways. All are intensely flavorful. This is a book of beautiful, healthful, and joyful elixirs that will enhance your life.
The book is a showcase of page after page of beautiful food and travel photography. Unique in every way, the book also includes a 22 minute DVD that leads you down the road less travel in Tuscany and then to Sedona, Arizona. The visual journey is enhanced with nine original tracks of music produced for the DVD.
80 recipes leap from the pages with simple ingredients and preparation style. Unique in every way, the chapters of the book illustrate Lisa’s sous chef approach to; Starters, Soups, Salads, Sauces and their Friends and Side Dishes.