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Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition] - Anna Del Conte

Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]

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Published: 16th December 2013
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The seminal work on Italian cooking: its regions, ingredients and techniques. 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 fricassée, 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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  • Easy to read (5)
  • Informative (4)
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4.0

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in cooking

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from Hampden, Otago, New Zealand

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Pros

  • Well Written

Cons

  • Very pale and small print

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  • Gift
  • History of italian food adds to its worth.
  • I have already made 3 dishes, had book 2 weeks
  • Reviews stated 'a book for chefs" NOT TRUE.
  • Wonderful gift for any keen cook

Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

Anna's book is very well researched, it is not just a recipe book it is also a history of Italian food. Such a rich history. Reading the book will not only give the reader some interesting recipes but will demystify some of the myths perpetuated by the 'grand chefs'. I read a couple of reviews that stated that Anna's book was addressed to the professional cook. Not so. Not only does she lay out her recipes clearly but also has written about the different ingredients (vegetables, pasta, meats, seafood...) in detail. The titles of recipes, ingredients and completed dishes written in Italian and English is a bonus.

 
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Yes I would.

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
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  • It's all good

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Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

I love cooking, so one get all sort of information in how to cut, put things together and what herbs and spices to show in different dishes. Great reference book.

 
5.0

I would but this product again

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
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    Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

    Recipe book. Great dishes from a great chief

     
    5.0

    Brilliant present for keen cook

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      Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

      I've bought this for my partner and a relative. It's both a gorgeous reference guide and a cookbook.
      Partner read it and thought he'd keep dipping back in.
      Relative grabbed it with both hands and made one of recipes that night.

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      Go to for Italian Cooking

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        Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

        Gastronomy of Italy is the 'go to' book of Italian cooking, beautifully written with passion for the best food in the world.

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        5.0

        The book was what I hoped for. Fantastic recipes.

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          Comments about Gastronomy of Italy [Revised Edition]:

          Very good cook book

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          "Not quite the Italian "Larousse Gastronomique", but a reasonably close contender." --"Library Journal" "Highly recommended for culinary history and reference collections. New full-page color photographs make this especially coffee table-worthy for Italian food lovers." --LibraryJournal.com "Not quite the Italian "Larousse Gastronomique," but a reasonably close contender." --"Library Journal" "Both for its value as the ultimate encyclopedia of Italian cuisine and for the authentic deliciousness of its recipes, Gastronomy of Italyis a book for food lovers of every every cuisine" -CookingbytheBook.com "Not quite the Italian Larousse Gastronomique, but a reasonably close contender." --Library Journal

          ISBN: 9781862059580
          ISBN-10: 1862059586
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 496
          Published: 16th December 2013
          Publisher: Pavilion Books
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 19.7  x 3.5
          Weight (kg): 1.98
          Edition Type: Revised