In addition to the recipes themselves, Mary Amabile Palmer, a first- generation Italian American, includes anecdotes about Calabrian culture, history, traditions, and festivals, as well as recollections from her childhood. These delightful snippets provide context to the more than 200 Calabrian dishes detailed in Cucina di Calabria, making the book as much fun to read as it is to cook from. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Old format, no illustrations or pictures. Very wordy but interesting reading about region and culture. As modern cook books go , not so much.Published 1 month ago by jim daagostino
Great to add the "-American" part, but folks from Calabria are referred to as CALABRESE. Difficult to even think in terms of authenticity with the recipes when such a basic... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary J Ruffolo
Nice cookbook, except, I ordered a new one, but it looked slightly used. Only a problem since it is a shower gift. I would still recommend this cookbook.Published 5 months ago by sadie
Excellent recipes, I miss living in Italy the American version of authentic Italian food is not what you get when you are in ItalyPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I particularly enjoy the Calabrian cuisine the way my mom made so many things. In fact I now know why some of the dishes are different than in other parts of Italy. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rick Bucciarelli
I recommend this book because it truly represents all that is truly Calabrese (according to my husband) and what I've learned over our 50 years of marriage. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Geraldine L. Bianco