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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 Classic Food of Northern Italy

The Classic Food of Northern Italy

  • Author: Anna Del Conte
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1911595857
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: N.A
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“With this book you will not only be able to cook authentic Italian food, you will also be able to go on an exciting journey of discovery throughout the whole of Northern Italy” – Delia Smith The original edition of ‘Classic Food of Northern Italy’ in 1996 won both The Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. In this updated edition, Anna Del Conte revisits classic dishes to show the best of northern Italian cuisine – both rustic and sophisticated. In this collection of over 150 recipes Anna has chosen the very best ideas sourced from acclaimed restaurants, elegant home kitchens, rural inns and country farmsteads. Many of the traditional dishes may not be familiar, such as flatbread made with chickpea flour, Ligurian Ciuppin or macaroni pie in a sweet pastry case, but she also presents definitive versions of popular dishes such as Pesto, Ragu and Ossobuco. Her recipes are thoroughly researched and tested; she provides the home cook with a trusted and essential companion. This timeless cookbook is the quintessential bible for very kitchen.

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.

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.

The Italian Food Guide

The Italian Food Guide

The Ultimate Guide to the Regional Foods of Italy

  • Author: Touring Club of Italy,Touring Club Italiano
  • Publisher: Touring Editore
  • ISBN: 9788836525386
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 562
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Looks at the culinary traditions of each region of Italy and provides restaurant listings, hotel listings, and descriptions of regional specialties and local products.

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.

Cooking with Coco

Cooking with Coco

Family Recipes to Cook Together

  • Author: Anna Del Conte
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473546567
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 256
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*As featured in a BBC documentary* Coco is Anna Del Conte's 12-year-old granddaughter and her tireless helper in the kitchen. From a very early age, Coco showed an interest in food and cooking - Anna taught her to smell and taste food, and soon enough Coco was able to start helping, progressing from decorating cakes to making pasta to conjuring up her favourite tagines. Taking us from the simple dishes of the early stages, through to more complex cooking for older children - by way of meatballs, Coco's first biscuits, lamb with couscous and sweet ricotta pancakes - and illustrated with beautiful photographs, Anna Del Conte brings us the best of all the recipes they have cooked together. In a relaxed, informal style, she shows how to teach children the importance of seasonal food, how to introduce new skills and techniques, and how to choose the best ingredients. But Cooking with Coco is also an inspirational reminder of how much fun families can have together in the kitchen. Written by an internationally renowned cook, food writer and grandmother, for all the eager - and sometimes mischievous - faces around her table, Cooking with Coco is a book for anyone who wants to introduce children to simple, healthy and delicious cooking and the joy and satisfaction of making it themselves.

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.