Brunetti's Cookbook

Brunetti's Cookbook offers culinary stories and traditional Italian recipes based off cookbook Leon's bestselling books that feature contemporary Venice, Italy and Commissario Guido Brunetti. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 276 pages. 

Copyright: 2009 

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press 

Author: Roberta Pianaro 

ISBN: 9780802119476

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Description: Among their many pleasures, mystery writer Donna Leon's beloved bestselling novels featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti have long been celebrated for their enchanting portrayal of contemporary Venice. Her books are infused with the sights and sounds, the arts, the culture, the family connections and loyalties, and the crime and corruption of a private world beyond the reach of the millions of tourists who visit the city each year. Perhaps most of all, Leon's novels are known for their mouthwatering descriptions of food. Multicourse lunches and dinners at home with his wife, Paola, and his children, delectable snacks grabbed at a bar with a glass of wine or two, or a working meal at an unassuming neighborhood trattoria in the course of an investigation have all delighted Commissario Brunetti, as well as Leon's countless fans. And then there's the coffee, the pastries, the wine, and the grappa. 

In Brunetti's Cookbook, Donna Leon's best friend and favorite cook, Roberta Pianaro, brings to life those fabulous Venetian meals: orecchiette with asparagus; ravioli with squash, butter, and sage; artichokes stuffed with prosciutto; baked branzino; and pork stew with porcini and polenta -- these are just a few of the nearly one hundred recipes for antipasto, pasta, fish, seafood, meat, and dessert in Brunetti's Cookbook, ready for you to prepare and savor at home. 

The traditional Italian recipes are joined by excerpts from the critically acclaimed novels, four-color illustrations, and original essays by Donna Leon on food and life in Venice. Charming, insightful, and full of personality, they are the perfect addition to this delightful book. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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