The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria [NOOK Book]

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An authentic culinary journey—part memoir, part cookbook—introducing readers to the people, places, and food of Umbria

Veteran food critic Suzanne Carriero spent a year and a half in Umbria, and this is her intimate look at its ancient recipes, traditions, and the people who pass them on. Each of the book’s eight chapters features local cooks, as their personal stories are as much a part of the cuisine’s essence as are the crops they grow and ...

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The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria

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Overview

An authentic culinary journey—part memoir, part cookbook—introducing readers to the people, places, and food of Umbria

Veteran food critic Suzanne Carriero spent a year and a half in Umbria, and this is her intimate look at its ancient recipes, traditions, and the people who pass them on. Each of the book’s eight chapters features local cooks, as their personal stories are as much a part of the cuisine’s essence as are the crops they grow and the family dishes they prepare.

Anecdotes, sidebars, and boxes are used throughout the book to further illustrate Umbrian life—from buying a rabbit in the country, to making torta di Pasqua for Easter, to reading the Italian wine label, and drinking cappuccino after lunch (a serious breach in tradition). With a food and wine glossary included as a reference for travelers, The Dog Who Ate the Truffle immerses the reader in the people, cuisine, and lifestyle that few are privileged to experience. Suzanne’s colorful stories and authentic classic recipes make for an intimate and illustrious travel cookbook.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429972055
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 373,568
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Suzanne Carreiro

SUZANNE CARREIRO has worked in the food industry for over twenty years, having written for The San Francisco Chronicle, Cooking Light and others. She was the PR director of Beringer Blass Wine Estates in Napa Valley where she now lives.

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