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La Pizza is a passionate account of the history of the Neapolitan pizza and the city itself. The pizza was born amid the poverty and exuberance of Naples. The classic Margherita and Marinara pizza are linked not only to the city's fresh produce of tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella, olive oil, and basil, but also to its history, religion, mythology, and street life. The author passionately relates the history of the pizza, from its origins as the food of the poor to its current status as the whim of the wealthy. 180 photographs beautifully evoke the street atmosphere, from the Vespas that swish by to the pizzerias where dough rises and wood burns steadily in the wood-fired ovens, where people flock at lunch time to eat the best pizza in the world. The book features 30 delicious recipes for all the classic, authentic pizzas you would expect, as well as modern twists, all based on genuine southern Italian ingredients.
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Nikko Amandonico is one of Italy's most noted graphic designers. Born in southern Italy, he grew up in Sweden but now lives and works in Parma. He has always wanted to create cookery books that demonstrate why Italian cuisine is the best in the world. Ewa-Marie Rundquist is an internationally renowned photographer. A swede in love with Italy, her photographs have illustrated many cookery books. Natalia Borri is Italian and graduated in Law before becoming a writer. Her beautiful country house has an authentic pizza oven, which has produced many of the pizzas in this book. Ian Thomson has lived in Rome, working as a journalist and teacher. During this time he travelled extensively in southern Italy. Among the books he has written is Southern Italy (Collins Independent Travellers Guides).
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Book Description Mitchell Beazley, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111845330749