Culinaria Italy: Cuisine, Country, Culture
Claudia Piras, H. F. Ullmann
"Culinaria Italy: Cuisine, Country, Culture" is a not just a superbly illustrated and keenly informative compendium of Italian cuisine, it is a 488 page masterpiece showcasing the very best examples of all manner of Italian dishes guaranteed to satisfy any appetite and please any palate. Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, the recipes themselves are clearly outlined and presented so that even the most novice of kitchen cooks can produced professional chef quality dishes for any and all dining occasions from humble family gatherings to elegant celebratory events. Of special note is the chapter devoted to Olive Oil and the chapter presenting Pesto and Other Sauces. The fabulous dishes are organized and presented regionally and include recipes from Sicily and Sardinia. Enhanced with an appendix that features 'Italian in the Kitchen' and 'Cooking Techniques'; a Bibliography; a general index and an index of recipes, "Culinaria Italy: Cuisine, Country, Culture" will prove to be an welcome addition to personal, professional, and family cookbook shelves, and is especially recommended as a Memorial Fund acquisition selection for community and academic library culinary reference collections.
Midwest Book Review