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Italy has 20 regions, each home to a unique and delicious cuisine. Culinary instructor and cookbook author Katie Caldesi's book, The Italian Cookery Course, is a compilation of 400 of Italy's best recipes from simple to very complex. Use Italy's famous Chianti wine in this sweet and savory duck dish.

Italy has 20 regions, each home to a unique and delicious cuisine. Culinary instructor and cookbook author Katie Caldesi's book, The Italian Cookery Course, is a compilation of 400 of Italy's best recipes from simple to very complex. Use Italy's famous Chianti wine in this sweet and savory duck dish.

The combination of gamey meat and sweet, slightly sticky cherries is heavenly. This is a dish we developed for a banquet to be served at the beautiful Castello di Gabbiano, south of Florence. Italian cherries were just in season so we doused them in the Castello’s Chianti and served this as a sauce with locally caught duck.

Reprinted with permission from Italian Cookery Course