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Delizia! : the epic history of the Italians and their food

Author: John Dickie
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The advertising industry tells us the answer lies in the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany - among sun-weathered peasants, and mammas serving pasta under the pergola. Yet this nostalgic fantasy has little to do with the real history of Italian cuisine. Because Italian food is city food. And telling its story means telling the story of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickie, John, 1963-
Delizia!
London : Sceptre, 2007
(OCoLC)776844932
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dickie
ISBN: 9780340896396 0340896396 034089640X 9780340896402
OCLC Number: 124025351
Notes: Ill. on lining papers.
Awards: Winner of Andre Simon Memorial Fund Award: Special Commendation 2007
Description: 404 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Dickie.

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