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Curti, the chef/owner of Trattoria Grappolo in Santa Ynez, CA, and Fraioli, a food and travel writer, previously collaborated on Trattoria Grappola. This lavishly illustrated new title showcases 50 Italian food fairs, from "Le Marche's Artichoke Festival" to "Campania's Watermelon Festival." The festivals are grouped into four categories-antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolce-and there are two recipes for each. Linking the festivals with regions rather than with individual towns known for their food fairs gives them a somewhat generic feel, and more specific travel information would have been helpful. Carol Field's Celebrating Italy, a far more ambitious book on the topic, includes a 50-page "Traveler's Calendar," along with culinary history and dozens of recipes, but Curti and Fraioli's attractive book should appeal to armchair travelers and home cooks.