Renaissance of Italian Cooking Cookbook

The beautifully designed Renaissance of Italian Cooking cookbook features recipes from Italian food authority Lorenza de'Medici. Tour the country through the aristrocratic cucina altoborghese cuisine. This coffee table style cookbook is sure to satisfy your family and friends--with recipes for dishes from Pappa al Pomodoro soup to Tuscan tart of pears and chocolate. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 192 pages 

Copyright: 1989, First American Edition 

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine 

Author: Lorenza De'Medici 

ISBN: 9780449903643

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Description: A descendant of one of Italy's most venerable -- and famous -- families, and an acknowledged authority on her country's gastronomic heritage, Lorenza de'Medici invites us to join her on a very special culinary tour of her beloved homeland. Her book The Renaissance of Italian Cooking shares secrets of the aristocratic cucina altoborghese, a refined cuisine that is a far cry from the glorified peasant cooking that most Americans think of as "Italian." 

Here is a marvelous journey through twelve Italian regions -- each acclaimed for its highly individual cooking style -- replete with luscious, earthy recipes passed down from mother to daughter, family cook to family cook. But more than simply a cookbook, The Renaissance of Italian Cooking is a richly textured cultural history that chronicles the ancient customs and rituals of this enchanting land. 

Imagine dining with Count Capodilista in his Palladian villa or sampling the exquisite fare of Giuseppe Frascara's Palazzo a Bologna. Learn to prepare Costollete d'Agnello al Capperi -- lamb chops with a luscious sauce of mushrooms and capers and Pappa al Pomodoro -- an entrancing tomato soup enlivened with garden-grown sage and thyme. 

Savor Crostata di Pere al Cioccolata -- a mouth-watering Tuscan tart of pears and chocolate and Budino di'Pesche alle Menta1 dreamily light peach pudding blended with the taste of fresh mint. 

Lavishly illustrated with brilliant, full-color photographs and laced with personal family anecdotes and descriptions of some of the most spectacular private homes in Europe, The Renaissance of Italian Cooking is a book that you will cherish forever. Let it be your personal guide to magnificent and memorable culinary experiences, now and for years to come. 


Condition:  Good condition. Dust jacket back cover has one corner torn at very tip. 

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