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Synopsis: This collection of recipes introduces the cuisine of Liguria. The nutritional balance of the diet includes an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood, low fat cheeses, grains, nuts, olive oil, wine and fragrant herbs.
Review: Fred Plotkin brings together passion and scholarship, poetry, history, and vivid images of Liguria in Recipes from Paradise, a meticulous and loving record of the region known as the Italian Riviera. Literate and richly written, even florid at times, it documents the interplay of land and sea elemental to Ligurian life in fascinating detail. The alluring, authentic recipes include Stuffed Basil Leaves, Chestnut Gnocchi, and Polenta Incatenata, made with beans, cabbage, and potatoes. Ingredient lists give measures by weight (ounces), volume (cups), and grams, and oven temperatures in Fahrenheit and Centigrade. Some may find this thoroughness distracting, but it makes the book useful to anyone anywhere. More challenging than the careful measurements is the windy narrative form Plotkin employs in the steps for making the dishes; with so many words to wade through, the style may make finding your place difficult. Italophiles and cookbook literati, however, will not care about Plotkin's verbosity as they are blissfully transported and enlightened by the recipes and descriptions.
Title: Recipes from Paradise: Life & Food on the ...
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2780958110
Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2793410211
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0316710717I5N00
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0316710717I5N10
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0316710717I3N01
Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF GOOD QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002659614
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Book Description LITTLE BROWN & CO, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978031671071811. Bookseller Inventory # 01978031671071811
Book Description Little Brown & Company, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This book is very good condition with some minor wear to edges and corners as well as a remainder mark and a smudge on the text-block; otherwise a solid copy with clean, crisp pages. Jacket has some edge-wear as well as some smudging to the covers but has no tears and is in overall good condition and now protected in a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 076133
Book Description Little Brown and Company, 1997. HARDCOVER Cooking and Food-Italian . USED, Standard. Bookseller Inventory # 02978031671071809