The Collio hills in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in north-eastern Italy, produce some of the greatest Italian white wines, yet are little known outside of Italy. They are also the home of a unique cuisine, on the cusp between the Mediterranean and Central Europe; and close to some of the greatest names in Italian food, such as San Daniele ham and Illy coffee. This book is the first to be dedicated to this area, which Capalbo explores in depth, taking in not only the wines and their very individual producers, but also restaurants, wine bars, food producers and places to stay.
Publisher: Pallas Athene Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 14 mm
This is more than a guidebook: here Carla asks, Carla tastes, Carla sees and Carla tells. And in so doing, she confirms my belief that the identity of a region and its people is built through the exchange not only of products and ideas, but also of the fruits of the earth and their producers. - Carlo Petrini, President, Slow Food. This book should be viewed as a neccessary companion for anyone contemplating a visit to Venice and points East, indeed anyone seeking to bring a fresh new gastronomic experience into their lives. - Nicolas Belfrage MW, author of Barolo to Valpolicella: The Wines of Northern italy.