- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Pavilion Books; Revised edition edition (24 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1862059586
- ISBN-13: 978-1862059580
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.8 x 28.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Gastronomy of Italy Hardcover – Illustrated, 24 Oct 2013
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A leading light of Italian cuisine. --The Sunday Times Magazine, August 2014
Anna Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative. --Irish Daily Mail
Anna Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative --Irish Daily Mail
About the Author
Anna del Conte was born in Milan. Her books include "Classic Food of Northern Italy," which won The Guild of Food Writer's Book Award, and "The Edible Mushroom Book." In 1994 she won the prestigious Premio Nazionale de Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d'Ora prize for dissemination of knowledge about authentic Italian food. In 2011 she won The Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Top Customer Reviews
This edition is revised and expanded from the one first published in 1987 as a gastronomic dictionary. It retains the dictionary format, but with the addition of numerous full colour photos and more emphasis on recipes. Techniques are explained but I particularly like the way the book explores the rich traditions which link regions and food. There's so much information on every page, it's a delight to browse as a book and there's inspiration throughout.
The recipes aren't extremely complicated. The recipes are about good, honest cooking with quality ingredients. Many are simple, but tasty, others take a little longer to prepare, but the effort is worth it. Cooking terms are explained and there's an extensive index for easy reference to recipes, plus an astonishing 4 pages of bibliography for readers/cooks seeking further inspiration.
If you were to only buy one Italian cookery book, let it be this one. It has everything, it's beautifully written and there's a comprehensive introduction by Anna Del Conte.
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