Gastronomy of Italy

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Anova Books, 2004 - Cooking - 416 pages
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"Gastronomy of Italy" continues to grace the shelves of home cooks, professional chefs and armchair travellers. A constant seller, the original version of this classic text won the prestigous Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize. This new edition has been totally updated, reorganised and expanded taking into account the culinary changes of the last decade, the move towards healthier eating and today's demand for a fully comprehensive reference for the kitchen. It includes a detailed introduction to the origins and history of Italian cuisine, a cook's tour of the 16 regions of Italy and their specialities, a 200-recipe section, a full A-Z reference guide to Italian Food, an explanation of terms and techniques as well as a survey of Italian wines.


Superbly illustrated with historical paintings, frescoes, prints and special food photography, Anna Del Conte's "Gastronomy of Italy" is an essential companion, which will remain a source of reference for life. 

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This is a revised, expanded, and reorganized edition of a reference work first published in 1987. The original was an A-Z glossary of all aspects of Italian food, from ingredients to techniques to ... Read full review

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Not quite the Italian Larousse Gastronomique, but a reasonably close contender. There are recipes, culinary and cultural history, techniques and ingredients, important names and places, cooking terms ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Eric Treuille was born in Cahors in southwest France. At the age of 13, he was apprenticed to the city's charcuterie-traiteur (caterer). There he mastered the art of classic French cooking, going on to complete his culinary studies in Paris. He has worked as a chef from Paris to London and is the author of several books including DK's "Hors d'Oeurveres," "Grilling," and "Ultimate Bread,"
Anna Del Conte is the author of 12 noted books on Italian cooking, and has received many cookbook-writing awards.

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