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Tasting Italy - A Culinary Journey By Alice Vollenweider

Tasting Italy - A Culinary Journey

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A cookbook and literary guide that provides insights into the Italian way of life, which revolves around cooking and eating - the most sociable part of its culture. It introduces important regions of Italy by their food, with many recipes and useful tips about people, places and pleasures.
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Tasting Italy - A Culinary Journey by Alice Vollenweider

Since 1533, when Catherine de Medici was accompanied by numerous cooks when she travelled to France to marry King Henri I, Italian cuisine has been considered the mother of all European fine cooking. Alice Vollenweider wrote her doctoral thesis on the influence of Italian cooking as reflected in language and has written numerous essays on contemporary Italian literature. In this combined travelogue, cookbook and literary guide, she provides delightful insights into the Italian way of life, which revolves around cooking and eating - the most sociable part of its culture. All the important regions of Italy are introduced by their food, and made even more palatable with many recipes and useful tips about people, places and pleasures.

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'An outstanding all-in-one travelogue, cookbook and literary guide, whereby the author displays her passion for Italian food with mouth-watering servings of authentic local dishes. All the main regions of Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia are introduced by their cuisine and the book features many recipes and useful information on where to eat and drink.' -- Robert Giorgione FoodWineTravel 'This book - equal parts travelogue, cookbook and literary tome - is filled with shrewd and observant prose.' The Glasgow Herald 'Alice Vollenweider's "culinary journey" through Italy fuses anecdotes with recipes, a winning combination mastered by Elizabeth David, Michel Roux, Elizabeth Ayrton and Colette Rossant.' -- Matthew Bell Times Literary Supplement

About Alice Vollenweider


Alice Vollenweider has written widely on Italian and French cuisine as reflected in literature. She has also worked as a literary translator, translating Luigi Malerba, Giacomo Leopardi and Giorgio Manganelli.

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GOR006916828
Tasting Italy - A Culinary Journey by Alice Vollenweider
Alice Vollenweider
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
2011-06-02
220
1906598924
9781906598921
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