- Tapa dura: 496 páginas
- Editor: Konemann UK Ltd; Edición: Ill (1 de octubre de 2000)
- Colección: Culinaria
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 3829029012
- ISBN-13: 978-3829029018
Detalles del producto
What really differentiates these books is the love and the caring that is obvious that the editors have employed to produce every single entry into the series. All the CULINARIA books have a polished look to them, but they are more than mere glossy coffee table books (although I must admit that they look really good anywhere u place them!);they are veritable reference sources of not only the food but also of the culture of the nations and regions they explore.
A veritable cornucopia of information, these books are the kind of books that can be cherished for a long time. The "Italy" book is one more jewel in the crown. Keep them coming!
If you know these books, then here is the short review: It's excellent, buy it. For the uninitiated, this is as good as it gets for a full culinary tour of Italy. The pictures are beautiful, the stories interesting and educational, and the recipes are great too. Learn about the variety of Italian foods, the regions and their specialties (recipes, wines, cheeses, etc), as well as many other interesting stories (the origin of Harry's Bar). I cannot stress the excellence this book provides in the images, the organization, the culture, the background and so much more.
You'll learn about different vegetables, meats, fish, cheeses, wines, spices and some history every now and again. Even if you don't try the recipes, or even cook, this is an interesting book. It is big and heavy, but what would you expect from a book that covers all of Italy's regions? I don't know about the rumor from Utah (see below), but the book is that heavy.
Bottom line, these authors, photographers, publishers, etc. did an excellent job, and if you want a great well-written book for learning about Italian cooking, culinary styles and some of their culture, this is a must own.