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Product Details

  • Series: Hippocrene Cookbook Library
  • Hardcover: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781810582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781810586
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kay Shaw Nelson

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"The cookery of the Alpine countries, a historically complex area comprising seven nations, is as fascinating to explore as it is to savor. This collection of distinguished cuisines contains a wealth of culinary treasures carefully evolved over the centuries by creative cooks. Indeed, the kitchens of these countries have produced cherished delicacies as well as flavorful, hearty dishes that have an enduring appeal."

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer A. Wickes on April 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
"Cuisines of the Alps" is a culinary journey filled with recipes and lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

Kay Shaw Nelson shares her passion for food from the Alps in this book. She is a food writer and author of eighteen cookbooks.

Hippocrene Books is known for their cookbooks from exotic countries, such as, "Argentina Cooks!", "Icelandic Food and Cookery" and "Tastes of the Pyrenees". Here is yet another addition!

Nelson's introduction takes us on a mini-tour of the beautiful Alps! Her description of the region helps the reader envision such a lovely area with snow-capped mountain peaks, trees, people and homes. Her recipes are easy-to-follow and extremely tasty!

The chapters included in this book are: Appetizers; Soups; Eggs and Cheese Dishes; Fish; Meat, Poultry and Game; Vegetables and Salads; Pasta, Rice and Other Grains; Desserts; and Drinks and Wine. Some of the more delectable recipes are: goulash, linzer torte, Liechtenstein Corn-Bean Salad, walnut cake, Wine Cream, dumplings, Bavarian Beer Soup, and Fondue!

For people interested in a comprehensive cookbook on cookery in the Alps, Nelson really brings home the passion!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wout on November 26, 2011
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This book is a rather wordy introduction to the various cuisines that can be found in the various cultures living in the Alps.

Most of the time, the recipes are very simple, which is nice although it doesn't make this book very special, especially since there are no pictures.

The annoying thing is that while there is a recipe index and an ingredient index, they are not hyperlinked. So using the book on a Kindle for cooking is not easy.

Finally it must be said that the font for the book is beautiful :-)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John14:6 on June 24, 2009
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The recipes I have tried (paprika potatoes and poulet morengo) are delicious! Easy to follow recipe guide and a nice history of each recipe.
Only downside is that there are no pictures but I really like this book!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DJ Lariat on February 1, 2011
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If the book wasn't only $12, or if I could ship it back for free, I'd return it. I didn't realize there weren't any photos in the book when I ordered it, but that would be okay if the recipes all sounded great. They don't. Many of them are very basic; and while I'm sure they do eat chicken and noodle soup in the Alps, it's still pretty much basic chicken noodle soup! It's not like there was some wild special ingredient to make it stand out. Also disappointing is that in the regional overview and histories several foods are mentioned that sound really interesting (such as "eintopf")... but funny enough, there aren't recipes for them in the book.

For $12 it is fine, but not great.
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By Elizabeth M. on January 6, 2015
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Came as described and loved it! Bought as a Christmas gift.
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