Pleasures of the Italian Table: Italy's Celebrated Foods And the Artisans Who Make Them

Pleasures of the Italian Table: Italy's Celebrated Foods And the Artisans Who Make Them

by Burton Anderson (Author), Burton Anderson (Author)

Synopsis

The author profiles Italians who continue to follow traditional methods of raising and refining foods despite the regulations favouring mass production which have lowered culinary standards across Europe. Join the author on his quests, from the edge of the Alps to the far reaches of Sicily, tracking white truffles in Piedmont with a trifolau and his dogs, tasting true balsamic vinegar more esteemed than aged wine in Emilia, visiting a family pastificio in a vain attempt to witness the ritual of pasta being shaped and cut, and cultivating olives on a Tuscan hillside for his own oil. Topics include such familiar foods as pizza napoletana, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and espresso, as well as rare culatello, a pork speciality more prized than proscuitto. Suggestions for buying, storing and serving the foods are provided along with recommended restaurants and shops in Italy that offer them at their best.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Viking
Published: 03 Nov 1994

ISBN 10: 0670857025
ISBN 13: 9780670857029