Calling on Waverley Root's "intimate knowledge of and exuberant enthusiasm for Italian food," this is a comprehensive and expert look at Italian food and Italian food culture. 751 pages. Over 50 b&w illustrations. 12 maps.
"Region by province, city by town, and hamlet by countryside he has surveyed the growing, harvesting, preparation, serving, and eating of foods and wines."
An historically important book, Root begins with the Etruscans and Italian Greeks and discusses all of Italy's food cultures with winning prose.