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Pomp & Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food


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Pomp and Sustenance is a celebration of one of the oldest, most varied, and best-loved cuisines of Europe, at once frugal and extravagant, robustly simple yet often handsomely ornate. For twenty-five centuries, the people of Sicily have been creating what is perhaps the basic cuisine of Europe on the beautiful island in the heart of the Meditteranean.

Beginning with the oldest and most elementary components in the Sicilian diet, Mary Taylor Simeti surveys the bounty of the Sicilian table and Sicilian history. Simeti provides authentic recipes as well as evocations of the dishes' origins: from the simple glories of vine, olive, and wheat to the culinary innovations of Arab and Norman invaders; from the plain but mouth-watering dishes prepared by peasants in the Middle Ages to the ritual luxuries of Sicily's aritocracy; from the succulent delicacies made in monasteries and covents to the street-food pleasures that have become favorites all over the world.

With more than 100 photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive volume is a book to cook from, a book to read, and a book to treasure as a testament to one of the finest cuisines in the world.

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Twenty Five Centuries Of Sicilian Food
Simeti, Mary Taylor
Simeti Taylor, Mary
Ecco Press LANGUAGE: eng
Hopewell, N.J. :
Cookery, italian
Food habits
Sicily (Italy) Social life and customs.
General Cooking
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1st Ecco ed.
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9.19x6.56x1.00 in. 1.33 lbs.

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