Anna Del Conte Gastronomy of Italy

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Gastronomy of Italy

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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

'From inception this was destined to be a classic' - Guardian COOK

'A leading light of Italian cuisine' - The Sunday Times Magazine

'The Godmother of Italian food' - Daily Mail Weekend

'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... Gastronomy certainly deserves a place alongside their magisterial works' - The Independent Magazine

'Next to my mother, there is no one who has influenced me more' - Nigella Lawson

'Anna communicated real authenticity about what Italian food was, and what it meant' - Ruth Rogers

'Everything pared back, simple as can be, just about allowing beautiful ingredients to speak to you on a plate' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

'A pioneer of Italian food in Britain' - Antonio Carluccio

'When I read Anna's books, it reminds me of my grandmother's cooking very essential, very straightforward' - Giorgio Locatelli

'For me, Anna's cooking really illustrates the essence of Italian food' - Angela Hartnett

'Anna's recipes and Anna's writing will endure because they are timeless' - Tom Parker Bowles

'An absolute monument of food writing' - Loyd Grossman

'A reference book that any serious chef can't leave on the kitchen bookshelf' -The Bookseller

'BEYOND DOUBT, THE BEST WRITER ON ITALIAN FOOD' - NIGELLA LAWSON

Anna Del Conte's definite work, Gastronomy of Italy defines the country's regions, ingredients, dishes and techniques for a new generation and leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of Italian cuisine. This revised and fully updated edition, illustrated with new photography by renowned food photographer Laura Edwards, includes over 200 recipes of the great dishes from every major region of Italy. Variations on the classics pasta, polenta, gnocchi, risotto and pizza sit alongside Anna's recipes for versions of Italian favourites such as peperonata, lamb fricassée and osso buco. With specially commissioned photography, ingredients and techniques along with maps of the regions, Gastronomy of Italy is a truly unique and invaluable book.

Anna Del Conte is widely recognised as the doyenne of Italian cooking. In 1987 she was awarded the prestigious Duchessa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for Gastronomy of Italy. Anna received the Premio Nazionale di Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d Oro prize in 1994 for her contribution to the dissemination of knowledge concerning authentic Italian cooking and was awarded the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

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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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