"One of the most popular destinations in the world, the Italian Riviera stretches for 200 miles along jagged, picturesque coastline. In this guide, David Downie takes readers through the region's many traditional restaurants, wineries, and villages. It's an in-depth look at this beautiful area that still holds hidden culinary treasures." --Bon Appetit
"Outside of general guidebooks to Italy, few individual regions have had single volumes dedicated to their gastronomy, and this, one of a series of 'Terroir Guides,' is both thorough in its listings of places to eat and drink, from ristoranti and focaccerie to pasticcerie and chocolate shops, as it is a well-written depiction of what makes Liguria so very special--and heretofore underrated--as a territory for wonderful food and wine, with its rippling, seafood-rich coastline, its famous basil that goes into making pesto, and its ties to the cooking of Southern France. Excellent, evocative photos too." -John Mariani
"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
"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
David Downie is a native San Franciscan, but has called Paris home since 1986. His travel, food, and arts features have appeared in more than fifty magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Town & Country. He has been contributing editor, European arts editor, or Paris correspondent for Art & Antiques, Dorling-Kindersley Publications, Appellation: Wine Country Living, Departures, and Salon.com. His books include the Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam; Enchanted Liguria: A Celebration of the Culture, Lifestyle and Food of the Italian Riviera; and the critically acclaimed Cooking the Roman Way: Authentic Recipes from the Home Cooks and Trattorias of Rome. He is the author of a quirky crime novel, La Tour de l'Immonde, published in Paris.
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 Pâtisseries of Paris, and Chic Shopping Paris, are published by The Little Bookroom.
The information provided in this book is excellent for anybody who is traveling to the Italian Riviera. Read morePublished 19 months ago by NJzan
This series of books is great. You get a very good idea of what the local cuisine is like, as well as great recommendations on restaurants, wine, and great salumerias and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Lee
This book was recommended to me for review of this region as I am interested in visitng family...great write ups and pictures. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Ria
I literally had to crack this book open. The pages are only 4" wide and tightly bound, so to read it you have to crack the binding. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Carolyn F.
lists some wonderful and mostly unknown places in Liguria.... I just hate to recommend it to too many people because they may go and change the atmosphere of this little known... Read morePublished on November 27, 2010 by madwoman 12000
I'm planning a trip to Italy - my first time in the Genoa area - and a friend recommended "Food, Wine, The Italian Riviera & Genoa". I'm going to use it as my "Bible". Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by J. Stobbs
A few pages I strained to read looked interesting, so three stars. But I really cannot use this book, due to poor book design. It will be tossed out. Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by Cheese Lover
As one who spends several months each year along the Italian Riviera, I eagerly purchased this guide. True to form it has helped me find the best restaurants and shops in my area. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by H. Hadley