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The Gastronomy of Italy

Del Conte, Anna

ISBN 10: 1586632965 / ISBN 13: 9781586632960
Published by Friedman/Fairfax, 2001
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Fine in a fine DJ; Great resource on Italian cooking from all regions; 11.10 X 8.60 X 2 inches; 416 p. Bookseller Inventory # 35397

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Title: The Gastronomy of Italy

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover; First Printing

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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Pastas, pestos, risottos, sublime cheeses, scintillating seasonings, superb wines, and of course delectable desserts: no wonder the first known food writer was Italian. With fish from the port of Ostia, game from the hills near Rome, and the freshest fruits and vegetables, nature has blessed the country with delicious bounty. Prepare your own Italian feast with luscious recipes that range from antipasti, soups, and seafood to sauces, breads, and pizzas. Background information will acquaint you with the cuisine's development, and the different regional specialties (such as Emilia-Romagna's prosciutto di Parma.) Bring to your table a Frittata al Formaggio, the perfect light main course; Mozzarella in Carozza, or a fried mozzarella sandwich; Anolini alla Piacentina, small ravioli stuffed with braised beef; and Gelato di Crema, a smooth, fresh, lemony custard ice cream. With an A-Z of ingredients and, of course, a wine list from this land of vines!

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Anna Del Conte was born in Milan. In 1987 she was awarded the prestigous Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for The Gastronomy of Italy. Other books include Secret's from an Italian Kitchen, Entertaining all'Italiana and The Classic Food of Northern Italy, which in 1996 won both the Guild of Foodwriters' Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. She lives in Dorset with her husband and professes that Gastronomy of Italy is the culmination of her life-long affair with the food and culture of Italy.

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