In her other books, including The Essential Mediterranean, Jenkins offers not only mouth-watering formulas, but pertinent context; the book is also rich in "backstories" like Sicilian Savory Pies, and Pizza in Napoli. Because Jenkins has a journalist's eye and scholar's curiosity, not to mention a cook's know-how, her book also makes good, informative reading. It's unlikely those interested in her subject will find a better introduction to it--or more authentic yet doable southern-Italian dishes. --Arthur Boehm
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Cucina del Sole is a wonderfully written paen to the cooking of Southern Italy. I not only enjoyed seeing recipes for the many foods I enjoyed in Naples, etc; I enjoyed seeing... Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by Star Walker
I've heard it time and time again - a good cook book does not require pictures. Technically, that is true but the trouble is that the culinary arts produces feasts for the eys and... Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by Avid Reader
I received this book as a gift and was mightily impressed by the selection of recipes and accompanying articles. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by David Brookes
Ms Jenkins once again has shown her intimate knowledge of Italy and its food ways. She has chosen less well known regions to provide authentic flavors and foods rather than the... Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by Terence Janericco