Anna Del Conte The Gastronomy of Italy

ISBN 13: 9780670911806

The Gastronomy of Italy

9780670911806: The Gastronomy of Italy


'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


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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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

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

About the Author:

Anna del Conte was born in Milan. Her books include "Classic Food of Northern Italy," which won The Guild of Food Writer's Book Award, and "The Edible Mushroom Book." In 1994 she won the prestigious Premio Nazionale de Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d'Ora prize for dissemination of knowledge about authentic Italian food. In 2011 she won The Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award.

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