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After a childhood of microwaved meat and saturated fat, Matthew Gavin Frank got serious about food. His “research” ultimately led him to Barolo, Italy (pop. 646), where, living out of a tent in the garden of a local farmhouse, he resolved to learn about Italian food from the ground up. Barolo is Frank’s account of those six months.At once an intimate travelogue and a memoir of a culinary education, the book details the adventures of a not-so-innocent abroad in Barolo, a region known for its food and wine (also called Barolo). Upon arrival, Frank began picking wine grapes for famed vintner Luciano Sandrone. He tells how, between lessons in the art of the grape harvest, he discovered, explored, and savored the gustatory riches of Piemontese Italy. Along the way we meet the region’s families and the many eccentric vintners, butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs who call Barolo home. Rich with details of real Italian small-town life, local foodstuffs, strange markets, and a circuslike atmosphere, Frank’s story also offers a wealth of historical and culinary information, moments of flamboyance, and musings on foreign travel (and its many alien seductions), all filtered through food and wine.

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Matthew Gavin Frank worked for over fifteen years in the food and restaurant industry in positions ranging from dishwasher to sous-chef, server to sommelier, menu consultant to catering-business owner, farmhand to janitor. A visiting assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University, he has published essays in Gastronomica, Creative Nonfiction, and Best Food Writing 2006.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803228306
Author:
Frank, Matthew
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Matthew Frank
Author:
Frank, Matthew Gavin
Subject:
Wine and wine making - Italy - Barolo
Subject:
Cookery - Italy - Barolo
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Italy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Biography » General
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » Wines of the World
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wines and Beer
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Italian
Travel » Europe » Italy
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , Matthew Gavin Frank worked for over fifteen years in the food and restaurant industry in positions ranging from dishwasher to sous-chef, server to sommelier, menu consultant to catering-business owner, farmhand to janitor. A visiting assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University, he has published essays in Gastronomica, Creative Nonfiction, and Best Food Writing 2006.
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