This slim volumes is a delightful excursion into the cuisine and culture of Italy. Booklist A brief, lovely read that explores how Italians and food became synonymous. Weight Watchers Montanari's small book is a treasure trove for those interested in medieval and food history. Columbia Tribune A treasure trove for those interested in medieval and food history. Columbia Daily Tribune
About the Author
Massimo Montanari is professor of medieval history and the history of food in the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna. His books include Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture; Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb; Food Is Culture; Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History; Food: A Culinary History; and Famine and Plenty: The History of Food in Europe. Beth Archer Brombert is the author of two widely acclaimed biographies: Cristina: Portraits of a Princess and Edouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat. Her most recent work is a memoir of many decades of living, traveling, and cooking in Italy, Journey to the World of the Black Rooster.