Synopses & Reviews
The "land where the lemon trees bloom" has always been a fascinating destination for travelers, long before Goethe so described it. The rich culture and varied countryside of Itlay has attracted and inspired artists and writers throughout the ages. From the era of the classical "grand tour," when educational visits were made to sites of antiquity on the Apenine peninsula, ever-increasing numbers of tourists have fallen in love with this country. The ars vivendi
, or style of living, of its vivacious inhabitants has undoubtedly left just as lasting an impression as the treasures of its cultural heritage. For countless visitors, the simple and yet imaginative cuisine of Italy has now come to symbolize that very Italian love of life.
With 496 pages and 1,294 illustrations, Culinaria Italy shows us not only the food and drink of Italy, but also the country and its people, from the Alpine crest in the north to the tip of its heel in the south. The 386 tried and tested recipes from the various regions visited ensure that a treat for the taste buds follows a pleasurabe read.