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The Food of Italy Hardcover – June, 1971

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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.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 750 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1st edition (June 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689104669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689104664
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,253,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Num on July 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a most enjoyable book, covering the highways and byways of the food of Italy. It is not a cook book. It is a book about a culture, or rather the agglomeration of cultures that is Italian food. Highly recommended to the armchair or the actual traveller, and the lover of Italian life and culture.
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