Gastronomy of Italy (Hardback)
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Gastronomy of Italy (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 24/10/2013
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Spearheaded by Nigella Lawson’s rapt BBC tribute to Anna Del Conte (The Cook Who Changed Our Lives, broadcast shortly before Christmas), sales of this superlative, seminal work on probably the finest food in the world have skyrocketed.

Gastronomy of Italy, which first found print in the 1990s - has been fully revised for the modern era, including newly-commissioned photographs of the dishes, ingredients and techniques, accompanied by clear regional mapping to create a complete, geographic portrait of the region’s food. 

Unlike most cookbooks, this volume is set up as a comprehensive A-Z encyclopaedia that encompasses far more than mere recipes and techniques. Each entry is studded with the history of the food itself and the people who shaped it, this way and that. There’s also valuable help toward sourcing and identifying ingredients at the freshest, ensuring that every meal you create (from the classics to Del Conte’s versions of Italian favourites - peperonata, lamb fricassee, ossobuco and so on) represents everything that is so satisfying about Italian gastronomy.

'It sounds like the sloganising hyperbole of a junior publicist to say that anyone who cooks should have Anna's books, but it is the simple truth, along with the fact that she is, I'm telling you, the best writer on Italian food there is.' – Nigella Lawson, writing on Anna Del Conte for The Guardian

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781862059580
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 1960 g
Dimensions: 270 x 180 x 36 mm
Edition: Revised Edition

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“Everything you need to know about Italian food”

Anna Del Conte is a giant of Italian cookery and it shows in this latest edition of her classic guide to Italian food. This is part cookery book, part encyclopedia and is crammed with information. If you have every... More

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