Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The advertising industry tells us the answer lies in the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany - among sun-weathered peasants, and mammas serving pasta under the pergola. Yet this nostalgic fantasy has little to do with the real history of Italian cuisine.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nemoman - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book; however, the long medieval menus eventually became boring. The book makes it clear that what now constitutes Italian cuisine is quite recent and completely different from what was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ros.peters - LibraryThing
I enjoyed reading this book. I love history and Italy so it was a perfect fit. The author has cleverly written a history book but without the boring bits.....it makes you feel like you are reading a ... Read full review