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Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to ...
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Overview

Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique regional dishes of Italy.
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France and Italy are especially famous for wine and food. David studies and analyzes cooking the way a scholar analyzes literature, and, as a result, her titles are far more than just cookbooks. Along with the recipes, of which there are many, she explains at length the histories of the dishes and offers splendid advice on serving wine with the meals. Both volumes, published in 1960 and 1958, respectively, contain forewords by Julia Child. Italian Food was the author's personal favorite.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140460988
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1964
  • Series: Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth David (1913–1992) published eight books during her lifetime, from the evocative Book of Mediterranean Food in ration-bound 1950 to the masterly English Bread and Yeast Cookery in 1977. Her books are acclaimed not only for their recipes but also for their literary depth. French Provincial Cooking and Italian Food were reissued as Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics in 1999.

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Table of Contents

Italian Food Introduction
Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the First Penguin Edition
Foreword by Julia Child

Acknowledgments
Italian Dishes in Foreign Kitchens
The Italian Store Cupboard
Kitchen Equipment: Quantities; Timing; Temperatures; Measuring and Weighing
Hors d'Oeuvre and Salads
Soups
Pasta Asciutta
Ravioli, Gnocchi, etc.
Rice
Haricot Beans, Chick Peas, Polenta, etc.
Eggs, Cheese Dishes, Pizze, etc.
Fish Soups
Fish
Meat
Poultry and Game
Vegetables
Sweets: Fruit; Ices
Sauces
Preserves
Cheese
Notes and Books on Italian Wines
Some Italian Cookery Books
Guides to Food and Wine in Italy
Visitors' Books
Index

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