The Art of the Italian Snack


By Stef Ferrari

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Capture the magic of Italian happy hour with over 100 stunningly-photographed recipes for easy-to-make snacks and memorable sips.

From the Tuscan countryside to Sicilian cafes, Italians enjoy their drinks with snacks called stuzzichini ("stoo-zih-ki-ni"). These small bites, skewers, dips, toasts, pastries and more are provided at no extra charge by the restaurant or bar and served alongside Negronis and Aperol Spritzes at aperitivo hour. Let this magical tradition of hospitality inspire your spread the next time you’re tempted to assemble a cheese board for a gathering or put out a bowl of chips for a snack. 
Discover Stuzzichini in all of its many mouth-watering iterations:
  • Crunchy bites from Sage & Brown Butter Popcorn to Farfalle Chips with Parmigiano Reggiano Cream
  • Finger foods like Classic Tuscan Crepes with Ricotta and Honey and Prosciutto Cups with Melon and Burrata Filling
  • Fried bites like Ascolana Style Fried Olives or Crab Fritters with Strega Citrus Vinaigrette
  • and a mix of classic and new aperitivo cocktails, from the classic Americano, to a Hibiscus Ginger Spritz and, of course, the mysterious Negroni Sbagliato

It's time to relax like an Italian. Stuzzichini is your guide to elevated snacking and recreating that sun-soaked piazza energy, chilled Spritz in hand!

  • “I firmly believe that a thoughtfully selected snack can turn a ho-hum dinner party (or any kind of gathering, really) around. With Stuzzichini: The Art of the Italian Snack, Stef Ferrari proves my point in page after page of colorful, happy-making recipes for sweet, savory, and crunchy bites that make me want to have people over as soon as possible. Charcuterie board, who?”
    Oset Babür-Winter, Food & Wine
  • "Ferrari’s charming cookbook [...] alluring."
    Rien Fertel, Wall Street Journal

On Sale
Apr 23, 2024
Page Count
272 pages

Stef Ferrari

About the Author

 Stef Ferrari is a three-time Emmy-winning, James Beard Award-nominated producer on the PBS docuseries The Migrant Kitchen. She served as Senior Editor at Life & Thyme, and is the author/co-author of several books, including Ice Cream Adventures, Aarón Sánchez’ Where I Come From, and Voracious’ own A Woman’s Place. A Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier), she has spent the last 2 years in Italy, sampling the best of regional stuzzichini.

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