Synopses & Reviews
"Alice Vollenweider's 'Culinary Journey' through Italy fuses anecdotes with recipes, a winning combination."Times Literary Supplement
Alice Vollenweider's Tasting Italy is at once a travelogue, a cookbook, and a literary guide. She shares with us her passion for Italian cuisine, traveling the length and breadth of the country to find the most mouthwatering local dishes and delicacies. All of Italy's regions are introduced by their signature dishes, and the book is interspersed with recipes as well as information on where to eat and drink.
This travelogue explores the myth and beauty of the Italian way of life through regional food and great writers.
Journey through Italian regions and their cuisine with over 80 recipes
About the Author
Alice Vollenweider, born 1929 in Zurich, graduated in Romanic languages. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the influence of Italian cooking on French cuisine as reflected in language. She has written many liteary essays on contemporary Italian literature and translated Natalia Ginzburg, Luigi Malerba, Eugenio Montale, Giacomo Leopardi and Giorgio Manganelli into German.