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Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa (The Terroir Guides) Paperback – November 18, 2008
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
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"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
About the Author
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.
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The negatives are the horrible contrasting in the font, along with the font's small size. I could only manage to read for 10 - 20 minutes at a time without feeling great strain on my eyes. Furthermore, in order to read it, you practically have to break the binding the hold the pages open. I do not find the weight to be excessive for travel purposes as others have mentioned.
The fonts are so tiny, you really have to strain to read it. And I havea good, normal eyes. Protecting my eye sight is more importnt than reading it. The book desingers have done great dis-service to the author. Design is pretty to look at, but totally user unfriendly. Fonts are too small. They used heavy stock paper, which make the book to heavy to pack for travel. The page size is too small also, wasting space, further adding to book weight.
The book should be redesinged with much thinner paper, larger pages, and bigger and more readable font. At least, you can publish Kindle version easily. These days, I do not usually buy any travel book except Kindlee version. I made an exception. What a disappointment. Sorry to the good author.