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Sicilian Food and Wine: The Cognoscente's Guide Paperback – October 12, 2015
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About the Author
Francesca Lombardo is a food writer based in Sicily and a sommelier certified by the Italian Sommeliers Association. She is also a high school teacher and for almost twenty years she has been a culinary travel consultant, planning itineraries around Sicily. Jacqueline Alio is one of Sicily’s leading historians, and part of a new wave that is writing the history of Sicily's women. Over the last decade, she has been consulted by The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and other media. An accomplished medievalist, she has published the results of her original research while writing insightful articles for a general readership. Online, her articles have captivated millions, gaining her a special place as one of the Sicilian historians with the most readers around the world. In print, scholarly works like her translation of the Ferraris Chronicle have earned her kudos in academic circles. Margaret Queen of Sicily, the first biography of that regent, is the lengthiest published work of original scholarship written in English by a historian in Sicily. She co-authored the first book in English to outline the emerging field of Sicilian Studies. Her most recent book, the result of years of research, is a compendium of biographies of the queens of Sicily into the middle of the 13th century.
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0991588633
- ISBN-10 : 9780991588633
- Dimensions : 5.17 x 0.7 x 8.03 inches
- ASIN : 0991588630
- Publisher : Trinacria Editions LLC; UK ed. edition (October 12, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #462,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The amount of information contained in this volume is surprising. Most books of this kind focus on either food (Mary Taylor Simeti) or wine (Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino), but this one covers virtually every aspect of Sicilian cuisine and culinary culture. More than a cookbook, it's a handbook.
Unlike much narrative about food and wine, this one lacks the personal, "memoir" element. The authors don't talk too much about themselves or their families. That makes sense given the book's purpose. Francesca Lombardo is a wine expert who leads culinary tours. Jacqueline Alio is a historian who has translated medieval recipes into English. Both are based in Sicily.
The authors of at least two well-known guidebooks consulted this book for information. That makes sense.