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EATING IN ITALY, A Traveler's Guide to the Gastronomic Pleasures of Northern Italy

WILLINGER, Faith Heller

ISBN 10: 0688068839 / ISBN 13: 9780688068837
Published by Hearst, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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FINE condition in FINE original paper wraps. SOFTCOVER. 1989. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in marble-gray and creme pictorial paper wraps. Square and tight, UNREAD, no creases, minimum edgewear to top points and spine, else FINE. 'Experience Italy like a native, from fine restaurants to simple caffes, to outdoor markets, food shops, wineries, picnic spots, festivals, and more. Photographs by Faith Echtermeyer. Bookseller Inventory # 000807

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Title: EATING IN ITALY, A Traveler's Guide to the ...

Publisher: Hearst, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Describes the menu, wine list, and specialties of the best restaurants in each region of northern Italy

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Grab this book and your forchetta (fork) and head to Italy for a tantalizing tour of tastes. Faith Heller Willinger is an American living in Italy who has devoted her taste buds to sampling and reporting on the best Italian kitchens have to offer. If you think Italian food equals pizza and spaghetti, the variety of offerings found in the 11 northern regions explored in this book will astound you. Each regional section begins with helpful explanations of Italian dishes from local menus. Next, the wine and food specialties are temptingly presented with interesting tidbits about production methods and historical origins. For example, grissini, yard-long breadsticks of the Piemonte region, were first made in 1668, when "the Savoia court doctor, Don Baldo Pecchio, had the court baker whip up some crunchy, thin and easily digestible breadsticks for the sickly Prince Vittorio Amadeo II, who suffered from 'intestinal fevers.'" Each section is finished off with a listing of restaurants and inns, organized by city. If you aren't sated yet, Eating in Italy also provides gelato flavors, a key to Italian opening and closing hours, types of pasta, wine terminology, and a food glossary.

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