Anna Del Conte Gastronomy of Italy

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Gastronomy of Italy

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9780133469172: Gastronomy of Italy

Gastronomy of Italy - the seminal work on Italian food, first published in the 1990s - is revised and updated and illustrated with new photography. This classic book leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of Italian gastronomy. Anna Del Conte, the doyenne of Italian cooking, defines the country's regions, ingredients, dishes and techniques for a new generation in her comprehensive explanation of its culinary terms. This simple A-Z format covers all elements of Italian gastronomy from abbacchio to zuppe inglese. There are over 200 recipes, including the great dishes from every major region of Italy. Variations on the classics - pasta, polenta, gnocchi, risotto and pizzas - sit alongside Anna's recipes for versions of Italian favourites, such as peperonata, lamb fricassee, ossobuco and less well-known regional specialities. Specially commissioned photographs of the dishes, ingredients and techniques along with maps of the regions, makes this a truly unique and invaluable book.

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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.

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There is nothing to match this book. It is both comprehensive guide and indispensable companion - as pleasurable to read as it is to cook from. --Nigella Lawson

A reference book that any serious chef can t leave on the kitchen bookshelf. --The Bookseller, 21st June issue

A reference book that any serious chef can t leave on the kitchen bookshelf. --The Bookseller, 21st June issue

this revised, new work is the classic, must-buy gift for all lovers of Italian food and cookery… You will be dipping in and out continuously, because the compendium is so much more than just a cookbook. --The Foodie Bugle

An addictively readable encyclopaedia/cookbook running to 500 pages...Anna Del Conte's knowledge and assurance are reminiscent of Elizabeth David, while her scope and flashes of humour bring to mind Alan Davidson's Oxford Companion to Food. The Gastronomy of Italy certainly deserves a place alongside their magisterial works. --The Independent Magazine, November 2013

Anne Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative...if Anna says ragu alla Bolognese has to be cooked for two hours, and should be served with tagliatelle, but never with spaghetti...you wouldn t dare to argue --Daily Mail

this revised, new work is the classic, must-buy gift for all lovers of Italian food and cookery… You will be dipping in and out continuously, because the compendium is so much more than just a cookbook. A truly exhaustive reference manual, it can also be consulted for its minuteness of detail on unusual and even unknown products, Chefs, food writers and folklore. If you enjoy travelling to Italy and want to learn the Italian food terms, they are all laid out for you from A-Z with English subtitles too. There is no excuse for gesticulating to bewildered Italian waiters any more: from now on fluency and confidence will be the goals. --The Foodie Bugle

The godmother of Italian food --Daily Mail Weekend

Anna Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative --Irish Daily Mail

a wonderful, insightful point of reference, perfect for those whose interest extends beyond the finished dish…this encyclopedia has it all --Spinneys magazine

Anna Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative --Irish Daily Mail

A leading light of Italian cuisine. --The Sunday Times Magazine, August 2014

Anna Del Conte is the grandmother of Italian cookery, and her comprehensively updated and handsomely illustrated dictionary of Italian gastronomy is reassuringly authoritative --Irish Daily Mail

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