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With historical facts and quotes, personal memoir, and both ancient and modern quick-and-easy recipes, this book describes how the reverence for these three foods developed and what keeps it going, from the land of Ur to the contemporary kitchen. In a concise, informative narrative, the author discusses the origins, cultivation, healthful attributes, and culinary preparation of these "Holy" foods that have become integrated into international cuisines from the Old World to the New. Also contains lists of suggested pairings of meals with wines, and a helpful bibliography.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Capra Pr (July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884964442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884964445
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,817,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Thomas Pellechia's writing life began at age 12, after a teacher read one of his compositions to the class, then held him after class to encourage him to be a writer. Over the years, Thomas wrote poems and stories, and wrote on newsletters at various jobs he held, until he became a designer and script writer for corporate audio visual programs.

Thomas used to make wine at home. In 1985, he started a small winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York that he operated until 1993. He also started writing about wine--and food. Rather than writing reviews, Thomas' interest is in writing wine and food history.

Since 1985, Thomas Pellechia has written numerous magazine articles and has maintained a few regular newspaper columns. His first book was published in 2000; since then, Thomas has authored a total of five books and has edited four books, all of which are listed on Amazon.




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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Kiley on October 7, 2000
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Pellechia mixes history with his love for food and wine in a most refreshing way. He jumps from the time of Alexander The Great to The Roman Empire to 1970s Iran and 1980s Brooklyn effortlessly, all the while inspiring people who know a little about food and wine to know a good deal more. He tackles the holy trinity of eating in a style that is as fresh as a loaf of Italian bread taken right out of the oven. His selection of recipes sprinkled throughout are a delight.....David Kiley of USA Today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John D. Zuccarino on July 27, 2005
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Treasures sometimes land in our laps at times at the oddest of times and circumstances and I had the pleasure of meeting an author and purchasing his book or treasure. The book "Garlic, Wine and Olive Oil", by Thomas Pellechia, much too my surprise was a heartfelt book packed with history, recipes and a slice of life so sincere that I feel like I have experienced the things that I have read. Maybe it's because Thomas and I share the memories and culture of a time lost and yet found in his book.

The way the author Thomas writes is the type of style that grabs you by the arm and won't let go until you are done with the book. I found it very easy to read and very informative. Thomas leaves a few clues as to his age in the book so one can date the timeline as well some of the most compelling history even quoting biblical verses and great historians and some of the best minds in the world and all this is interwoven the story of "Garlic, Wine and Olive Oil". While embarking on a journey from thousands of years ago up to the modern era you are drawn in by the hook, health and history and the human experience many different cultures.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a passion for life and wants to understand more about Garlic, Wine and Olive Oil and how it has interwoven itself in the human experience called life. Thomas has been imbued into my mind and forever changed the way I perceive this world and I might add given some of the best recipes for many dishes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an open mine and who wants to take a ride and surf the crest of history and stay healthy.

John D.Zuccarino
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "warren42" on January 3, 2001
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I recently meet Thomas Pellecia at his wine store in Manhattan and found him fascinating and infomative on the subject and history of wine. After learning that he, along with having owned his own vinyards and grown his own wines, had a book published, I sought it out to read. I myself work in the importation end of the wine business and my perspective latches more onto the wine than the other fascinating aspects of this book. After all, I find myself reading alot of books on wine. This book was not like the majority of them. I find most books on the subject of wine stuffy, pompous and disdainfull of anyone that does not aspire to the highest levels of fine wine at all times. This book on the other hand was honest, straight-forward, bursting with amusing anecdotes and historical references which also kept the subject of wine where it belongs, as a companion to the meal, at the dinner table or in the kitchen. For Thomas, wine is not some idol on a pedistal that must be aspired to, but rather an integrale part of his personal and cultural history that is clearly paralled with both olive oil and garlic. A "Holy Triumvirate" which is not raised above everyday life, but which forms the basis of everyday meals and medicines.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Kerlin on December 14, 2003
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The blend of literature, personal story, information and recipes makes this book a warm and helpful companion. Not only are the resulting meals a delight, but they are richer for the narrative that goes with them. Warning: do not read this book on an empty stomach - it could cause a trip to the market!
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