Angelo Pellegrini is one of America's favorite writers on the pleasures of food, wine and good company. This collection of his finest work represents the experiences of a long, full lifetime. Also available in hardcover: $18.95, ISBN 0-912365-45-5.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
A celebrated cook, winemaker and gardener, Pellegrini ( The Food Lover's Garden ) was born in Tuscany in 1904 and immigrated with his family to the U.S. at the age of nine, settling in the small Washington town of McCleary. In this anthology of brief essays, of which several are being published for the first time, Pellegrini describes the difficult existence of his peasant family in Italy, the decision to move to America, and the beginning of a new life in the Pacific Northwest. In later essays he discusses educating his children and grandchildren in the appreciation of food and wine, and gives some favorite recipes, such as one for a fish sauce using the herb puleggio. Pellegrini's style is sincere and affectionate, whether his subject is his family or a vintage bottle of homemade wine. But he often lapses into an awkward or sentimentalized prose--Freud is "the presiding deity of the brotherhood of Shrinkers," while in another essay, he writes that "as a community working together and intent on the same ends, we are, at any moment in our history, more likely to be what we had intended to become than to be something else"--and repeats himself throughout the pieces. Ingle is a freelance journalist.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Sasquatch Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110912365455
Book Description Sasquatch Books. Book Condition: Brand New. FREE domestic ground shipping. Fast priority express available. Tracking service included. Ships from USA (United States of America). Bookseller Inventory # 0912365455
Book Description Sasquatch Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0912365455
Book Description Sasquatch Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0912365455