Root's The Food of France is a highly entertaining classic.
I'd love to try to travel with this book, by bicycle or a slow drive and hunt for these regional specialties... surely more than traces still exist.
A great background read for anyone who wants a better understanding of the origins of "Italian" food.
This book was very helpful when new were in Italy. we knew what to expect in the foods for the different regions we visited.Published 6 months ago by Kathleen Frisina
though written fifty-odd years ago, Root's tour of the provinces and towns is useful to the tourist or vacation-dweller today, and his prose is so well-crafted, anyone would enjoy... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Beel
a gift so i can keep mine. this is the best all round book on italian cooking in print. not a cook book but a travel book to all the great cooking experiences in italy , not the up... Read morePublished 14 months ago by J. craig
Bought this book years ago just before a trip to Italy; made the trip so much more enjoyable. Now out of print, but still a treasure. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Bugsy
The most complete history of food in Italy I've ever seen, wonderful, worth the price. Every province seems to be covered. You will enjoy reading this one.Published on October 27, 2012 by Dominic Cavalucci
Unable to read a chapter without doing a Batali in my kitchen. I enjoy how it describes the different regions and what specialty foods they've contributed to us. Read morePublished on April 7, 2012 by M. Penrose
I am pleased to have received the book exactly as listed. The shipment was prompt, and I am pleased. I highly recommend this seller. Thanks.Published on June 3, 2009 by Eddie Walker
The level of detail is fantastic and the Italian trivia in the book is fascinating! I am enjoying reading this book with pen in hand, making stars in the margins so I can reread... Read morePublished on November 19, 2007 by K. Lisson