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Gastronomy of Italy

Gastronomy of Italy

  • Author: Anna Del Conte
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
  • ISBN: 1862056625
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 416
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"Gastronomy of Italy" continues to grace the shelves of home cooks, professional chefs and armchair travellers. A constant seller, the original version of this classic text won the prestigous Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize. This new edition has been totally updated, reorganised and expanded taking into account the culinary changes of the last decade, the move towards healthier eating and today's demand for a fully comprehensive reference for the kitchen. It includes a detailed introduction to the origins and history of Italian cuisine, a cook's tour of the 16 regions of Italy and their specialities, a 200-recipe section, a full A-Z reference guide to Italian Food, an explanation of terms and techniques as well as a survey of Italian wines. Superbly illustrated with historical paintings, frescoes, prints and special food photography, Anna Del Conte's "Gastronomy of Italy" is an essential companion, which will remain a source of reference for life.

Italian Kitchen

Italian Kitchen

  • Author: Anna Del Conte
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446496503
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 272
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*As featured in a BBC documentary* Anna Del Conte is the doyenne of Italian cookery, beloved by food writers including Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith. Italian Kitchen is a classic Italian cookbook and essential for every home cook. It brings together over 100 mouth-watering recipes for gleaming antipasti, earthy risottos, gutsy pasta sauces and sumptuous dolci into a bible of classic Italian cooking. Effortlessly stylish yet unfussy, they are the essence of any self-respecting Italian kitchen and provide the fundamentals of Italian cooking.

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food

  • Author: Gillian Riley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198606176
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 637
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A comprehensive food reference covers all aspects of the history and culture of Italian cuisine, including dishes, ingredients, cooking methods, implements, regional specialties, the appeal of Italian cuisine, and outside culinary influences.

Italian Cuisine

Italian Cuisine

A Cultural History

  • Author: Alberto Capatti,Massimo Montanari
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231509049
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 400
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Italy, the country with a hundred cities and a thousand bell towers, is also the country with a hundred cuisines and a thousand recipes. Its great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Nonetheless, this magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Alberto Capatti and Massimo Montanari uncover a network of culinary customs, food lore, and cooking practices, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, that are identifiably Italian: o Italians used forks 300 years before other Europeans, possibly because they were needed to handle pasta, which is slippery and dangerously hot. o Italians invented the practice of chilling drinks and may have invented ice cream. o Italian culinary practice influenced the rest of Europe to place more emphasis on vegetables and less on meat. o Salad was a distinctive aspect of the Italian meal as early as the sixteenth century. The authors focus on culinary developments in the late medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, aided by a wealth of cookbooks produced throughout the early modern period. They show how Italy's culinary identities emerged over the course of the centuries through an exchange of information and techniques among geographical regions and social classes. Though temporally, spatially, and socially diverse, these cuisines refer to a common experience that can be described as Italian. Thematically organized around key issues in culinary history and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today.

Three World Cuisines

Three World Cuisines

Italian, Mexican, Chinese

  • Author: Ken Albala
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 0759121265
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 365
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This “living” text provides readers with a solid understanding of the three cuisines that have had the greatest impact on the globe historically. Deep knowledge of Italian, Mexican, and Chinese cuisines illuminates many of the great historical themes of the past 10,000 years as well as why we eat the way we do today.

French Gastronomy

French Gastronomy

The History and Geography of a Passion

  • Author: Jean-Robert Pitte
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231518463
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 176
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This we can be sure of: when a restaurant in the western world is famous for its cooking, it is the tricolor flag that hangs above the stove, opined one French magazine, and this is by no means an isolated example of such crowing. Indeed, both linguistically and conceptually, the restaurant itself is a French creation. Why are the French recognized by themselves and others the world over as the most enlightened of eaters, as the great gourmets? Why did the passion for food—gastronomy—originate in France? In French Gastronomy, geographer and food lover Jean-Robert Pitte uncovers a novel answer. The key, it turns out, is France herself. In her climate, diversity of soils, abundant resources, and varied topography lie the roots of France's food fame. Pitte masterfully reveals the ways in which cultural phenomena surrounding food and eating in France relate to space and place. He points out that France has some six hundred regions, or microclimates, that allow different agricultures, to flourish, and fully navigable river systems leading from peripheral farmlands directly to markets in the great gastronomic centers of Paris and Lyon. With an eye to this landscape, Pitte wonders: Would the great French burgundies enjoy such prestige if the coast they came from were not situated close to the ancient capital for the dukes and a major travel route for medieval Europe? Yet for all the shaping influence of earth and climate, Pitte demonstrates that haute cuisine, like so much that is great about France, can be traced back to the court of Louis XIV. It was the Sun King's regal gourmandise—he enacted a nightly theater of eating, dining alone but in full view of the court—that made food and fine dining a central affair of state. The Catholic Church figures prominently as well: gluttony was regarded as a "benign sin" in France, and eating well was associated with praising God, fraternal conviviality, and a respect for the body. These cultural ingredients, in combination with the bounties of the land, contributed to the full flowering of French foodways. This is a time of paradox for French gourmandism. Never has there been so much literature published on the subject of culinary creativity, never has there been so much talk about good food, and never has so little cooking been done at home. Each day new fast-food places open. Will French cuisine lose its charm and its soul? Will discourse become a substitute for reality? French Gastronomy is a delightful celebration of what makes France unique, and a call to everyone who loves French food to rediscover its full flavor.

Pomodoro!

Pomodoro!

A History of the Tomato in Italy

  • Author: David Gentilcore
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231525508
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 272
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More than just the beloved base ingredient of so many of our favorite dishes, the tomato has generated both profound riches and controversy in its farming, processing, exchange, and consumption. It is a crop infused with national pride and passion for those who grow it, and a symbol of Old World nostalgia for those who claim its history and legacy. Over time, the tomato has embodied a range of values and meanings. From its domestication in Central America, it has traveled back and forth across the Atlantic, powering a story of aspiration and growth, agriculture and industry, class and identity, and global transition. In this entertaining and organic history, David Gentilcore recounts the surprising rise of the tomato from its New World origin to its Old World significance. From its inauspicious introduction into Renaissance Europe, the tomato came to dominate Italian cuisine and the food industry over the course of three centuries. Gentilcore explores why elite and peasant cultures took so long to assimilate the tomato into Italian cooking and how it eventually triumphed. He traces the tomato's appearance in medical and agricultural treatises, travel narratives, family recipe books, kitchen accounts, and Italian art, literature, and film. He focuses on Italy's fascination with the tomato, painting a larger portrait of changing trends and habits that began with botanical practices in the sixteenth century and attitudes toward vegetables in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and concluded with the emergence of factory production in the nineteenth. Gentilcore continues with the transformation of the tomato into a national symbol during the years of Italian immigration and Fascism and examines the planetary success of the "Italian" tomato today, detailing its production, representation, and consumption.

Anna Del Conte On Pasta

Anna Del Conte On Pasta

  • Author: Anna Del Conte
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1910904465
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 208
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Nigella Lawson described Anna Del Conte's book Portrait of Pasta as 'The book that actually changed the way the English thought about Italian cooking... and the instrumental force in leading us from the land of spag bol, macaroni cheese and tinned ravioli'. Now Anna Del Conte has fully updated and revised that book, introducing many new recipes, to create Anna Del Conte On Pasta. This is a delicious collection of 120 recipes, many of which can be cooked within minutes. The book starts with a fascinating historical account of pasta, then guides you through how to cook pasta, and explores the different types of pasta. The recipes, which come from every region of Italy, are divided into easy to navigate chapters on meat, dairy, vegetables, soups, stuffed and baked pastas. This is a classic Italian cookbook, and will quickly prove essential in your kitchen. Her accolades include the prestigious Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for Gastronomy of Italy, in 1987; the Premio Nazionale di Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d'Oro prize for her contribution to the dissemination of knowledge concerning authentic Italian cooking, in 1994 and In 2010, she was awarded the honour of Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, in recognition of the importance of her work in keeping alive Italy's good image in the UK.

Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

  • Author: Massimo Montanari
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535082
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 128
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Massimo Montanari draws readers into the far-flung story of how local and global influences came to flavor Italian identity. The fusion of ancient Roman cuisine—which consisted of bread, wine, and olives—with the barbarian diet—rooted in bread, milk, and meat—first formed the basics of modern eating across Europe. From there, Montanari highlights the importance of the Italian city in the development of gastronomic taste in the Middle Ages, the role of Arab traders in positioning the country as the supreme producers of pasta, and the nation's healthful contribution of vegetables to the fifteenth-century European diet. Italy became a receiving country with the discovery of the New World, absorbing corn, potatoes, and tomatoes into its national cuisine. As disaster dispersed Italians in the nineteenth century, new immigrant stereotypes portraying Italians as "macaroni eaters" spread. However, two world wars and globalization renewed the perception of Italy and its culture as unique in the world, and the production of food constitutes an important part of that uniqueness.