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From an Italian Garden

Judith Barrett

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ISBN 10: 0025074059 / ISBN 13: 9780025074057
Published by Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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pp.305. Illustrated with drawings. Some shelf wear to book, including minor bumping on corners, otherwise very good. Light wear to dust jacket, very good. Bookseller Inventory # 705299

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Bibliographic Details

Title: From an Italian Garden

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Claudia Karabaic Sargent

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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A collection of more than two hundred recipes for healthful Italian dishes that call for fruits and vegetables features antipasti, soups, pasta, polenta, risotto, breads, salads, and desserts.

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Barrett (coauthor, Risotto, 1987) promises methods here for making vegetables ``as delicious as they are in Italy''--but never acknowledges in her wordy advisory that the packaged fresh spinach and other American supermarket fare she calls for is neither ``from an Italian garden'' nor very garden-fresh; nor can you make good Italian bread in a standard American oven. Her offhand background comments can be just as questionable: Food historians would like to hear, for instance, about how Horace enjoyed eating pasta. Still, her sampling of Italian vegetable dishes is good and varied. Here, along with solo vegetables used mostly in antipasti, are vegetable bruschetta and pizza toppings, pasta sauces, enhancements for polenta, more risotto, frittata, and salad, and, in a switch, fruit (not vegetable) desserts. So the main question becomes just how much of this you can absorb on top of so many other Italian vegetable cookbooks, from Paolo Scaravelli and Jon Cohen's Cooking from an Italian Garden (1984) to last year's The Antipasto Table, by Michele Scicolone, and Verdura, by Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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