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Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food
     

Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food

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by Mary Taylor Simeti
 

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A marvelous tour through one of Italy's most loved regions, this guide is filled with wonderful gastronomic history and over 100 spectacular, authentic recipes. From pasta to sponge cake to succulent delicacies made in monasteries, here are favorites from the beautiful island in the heart of the Mediterranean. 100+ photos & illustrations.

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A marvelous tour through one of Italy's most loved regions, this guide is filled with wonderful gastronomic history and over 100 spectacular, authentic recipes. From pasta to sponge cake to succulent delicacies made in monasteries, here are favorites from the beautiful island in the heart of the Mediterranean. 100+ photos & illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sicily's rich peasant heritage is celebrated in culinary terms; street foods, convent confections and ice cream are among the delectables surveyed. ``Simeti writes exquisitely of the foods of Odysseus and the cult of Aphrodite, of capers `trailing long sprays of coin-shaped leaves,' '' said PW. ``Classic recipes are presented as meticulously as historical data.'' Illustrated. (May)
Library Journal
From the author of On Persephone's Island (Knopf, 1986), this is a delightful mix of culinary and social history, with mouth-watering Sicilian recipes included as an added bonus. Simeti begins with the classical era (with Odysseus himself, and a recipe for fava bean soup) and concludes with a chapter on Sicily's special ice creams and gelati; her wit and pleasing style make her observations on food, eating habits, and culture as addictive as some of the dishes she describes. Unusual, and strongly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805016017
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
1st Owl book ed
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.78(d)

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