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The Food of Italy Claudia Roden

The Food of Italy By Claudia Roden

The Food of Italy by Claudia Roden

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Written after Roden spent a year in Italy researching the subject of food, this book (which has been described as a "splendid history, geography and cooking lesson") covers: regional recipes; country cooking; the bravura of grand dishes; pastas; seafood; rice dishes; and authentic Italian desserts.

The Food of Italy Summary

The Food of Italy: Region by Region by Claudia Roden

The Food of Italy is an award-winning classic by one of the great food writers of our time - now available in a beautiful new hardback edition. Original, mouthwatering and irresistible, it remains the most authoritative and approachable guide to one of the world's best-loved cuisines - an inspiration to home cooks everywhere as well as to a new generation of chefs in today's best Italian restaurants. Claudia Roden travelled up and down Italy for a year, through every region, taking in city and countryside, to discover the local specialities on their home ground. She visited the kitchens of both professional and private cooks, watching them at work and listening to their stories. From simple and rustic to grand bravura, the recipes she collected and tested represent traditional regional dishes as they are cooked today in Italy, and as they can now be cooked in our own kitchens, with ease and delight. The food of the Italian regions - simple, unaffected but fresh and full of flavour - is the kind of food we all want to cat today. Made up of over 300 recipes, Claudia Roden's timeless and enchanting book is set aginst a backdrop of the story of Italy and its people - 'a splendid history, geography and cooking lesson rolled into one'.

The Food of Italy Reviews

'Claudia Roden is no more a simple cookbook writer than Marcel Proust was a biscuit baker. She is, rather, memorialist, historian, ethnographer, anthropologist, essayist, poet.' Simon Schama

About Claudia Roden

Widely admired as a great cook and a fine writer, Claudia Roden has written classic works on Middle Eastern food, Mediterranean cookery and, most recently, The Book of Jewish Food. Her writing has been awarded many prestigious international prizes.

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The Food of Italy: Region by Region by Claudia Roden
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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