Synopses & Reviews
To eat and drink in Italy is to be thrust -- head reeling, heart pumping and mouth watering -- into the heart of Italian life. A myriad of regional influences make up what we know as 'Italian cuisine' but what all Italians have in common is ars vivendi (the art of living). With this unique guide to the culture of food & drink in Italy, you will discover that it all starts at the table.
-- a guide to home cooking, traditions and celebrating with food
-- wine guide, by region and by grape
-- a guide to finding the best places to eat, and understanding the menu
-- an exploration of the regional cucinas
-- the definitive culinary dictionary, quick-reference glossary and useful phrases for every food & drink occasion
-- tantalising photography & recipes
The texts in this series offer recipes, cuisine highlights maps, and regional and city maps. As well as containing explorations of regional influences and traditional cooking they provide guides to markets, dining out and celebrating in each country plus a cuisine dictionary.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224) and index.