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Food Wine Rome (Terroir Guides) Paperback – April 7, 2009
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"Italian food guru David Downie wrote the recently published Food Wine Rome. It's an insightful and lovingly written guide to my former home town one of Italy's great food capitals. He starts out with some important definitions of classic Roman treats like local bitter vegetables, goes into 33 ways to order some of the best coffee you will ever drink and highlights some of the region's top wine producers...The bulk of Downie's book focuses on restaurants, wine bars and food shops of this food-crazed town." --The Examiner (San Francisco)
"Getting to the heart of regional cuisine can be a tall order, but The Terroir Guides ably examine the interplay between markets, local food artisans, winemakers, and chefs on a town-by-town basis, taking the reader from field to plate and making a great companion for any food-obsessed tourist...packed with local history, food lore, and useful translations." --Sherman's Travel
"When I travel, food is naturally a primary focus, but most guidebooks provide minimal information in that realm. Thankfully, The Little Bookroom is publishing Terroir Guides, a series for the foodie traveler that focuses entirely on culinary delights. The third in the series, Food Wine Rome, just came out this month...Even though I’m not actively using the guide on the ground, it’s a fun, informative read that’s prompting me to plot out all the gastronomic destinations for my next visit." --Cravings
"I love The Terroir Guides. They give me everything I want. They're a tactile pleasure, compact, meaty. They're lovely to look at, elegantly laid out, mutedly and tastefully colored...positively overflowing with the Who, What, Where and How even an intrepidly independent traveler should know...The Little Bookroom has a knack for putting guidebooks into print that are as useful as they are beautiful." --Wine News
About the Author
Alison Harris has worked throughout the world shooting photos for travel books, cookbooks, advertising campaigns, book covers, and magazine stories. Her latest books, Markets of Paris, The Ptisseries of Paris, Chic Shopping Paris, Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa, and The Hidden Arcades of Paris (Spring 2009) are published by the Little Bookroom.
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Top Customer Reviews
If this is a book to be taken on a trip by plane, however, its format and weight(above all its weight) must be changed to be made available in an alternate version. Beautifully produced and bound, it simply weighs too much for a paperback intended as a handy pocketable vedemecum for present-day luggage restrictions and carrying about the city. To make it simple: print it on lighter "India" paper. That will affect the beauty of the glossy illustrations but it'll be worth it. I'd like to thank the author for his introduction to a trattoria I'd never entered before though it was forever on my way to the Piazza del Popolo. I have been made selfish enough not to want to divulge its name here other than to second the author's recommendation: (to paraphrase) if you can eat at only one trattoria during your visit to Rome, make it this one. That is very high praise indeed! We went there thrice; it was a revelation to this ancient sybarite.
One of my best Amazon purchases in many a moon.
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Bought this second-hand (it's several years' old), but I found some of my favourite eateries from this. The book is a TOME and weighs as much. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Just My Opinion....
If you're going to Rome for wonderful food, this is the only book you'll need. David Downie is an insider with extensive knowledge of authentic Italian food. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ben Giordano
This is an excellent guide to the food in Rome. The restaurant selections are stellar, the descriptions are spot on, and it's probably the best guide out there for food and... Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Michael Griffin
This book is hand's down the best "where to eat and drink in Rome" guide available. We love Rome and have visited this wonderful city over 15 times for 2-3 weeks at a time. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by D. Jacobs
We read, used, devoured and delighted in Food Wine Rome this past summer
when we settled into a loft on the via Margutta for a long and fabulous
vacation. Read more
This book is a good choice for restaurants in Rome. It was accurate and up to date. A good investment.Published on June 1, 2012 by Ms. Julie M. Bucknam
We had a week in Rome and wanted to make sure we ate well, so I brought this book with us. It is SO valuable - the author has eaten at hundreds of restaurants in the city, and... Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Amazon Customer