Synopses & Reviews
Among their many pleasures, Donna Leonand#8217;s Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have long been celebrated for their mouth-watering descriptions of food. Multicourse lunches at home with Paola and the children, snacks grabbed at a bar with a glass of wine or two, a quick sandwich during a busy day, or a working lunch at a neighborhood trattoria in the course of an investigation have all delighted Brunetti, as well as Leonand#8217;s readers and reviewers. And then thereand#8217;s the coffee, the pastries, the wine, and the grappa.
In Brunettiand#8217;s Cookbook, Donna Leonand#8217;s best friend and favorite cook brings to life these fabulous Venetian meals. Eggplant crostini, orrechiette with asparagus, pumpkin ravioli, roasted artichokes, baked branzino, pork ragu with porciniand#151;these are just a few of the over ninety recipes for antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci. The recipes are joined by excerpts from the novels, four-color illustrations, and six original essays by Donna Leon on food and life in Venice. Charming, insightful, and full of personality, they are the perfect addition to this long awaited book.
and#8221; and#151;Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
and#147;Fans of Donna Leon's mysteries set in Venice and starring her cosmopolitan detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti, will be delighted to have this cookbook. and#133; A great read and a superior Venetian-Italian cookbook.and#8221; and#151;Mary-Liz Shaw, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
and#147;[A] wonderful cookbook.and#8221; and#151;Janet Rudolph, Dying for Chocolate
Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have long been celebrated for their descriptions of food. Here, Leon's best friend and favorite cook brings to life these fabulous Venetian meals. The recipes are joined by excerpts from the novels, plus illustrations and essays.