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A Mediterranean feast : the story of the birth of the celebrated cuisines of the Mediterranean, from the Merchants of Venice to the Barbary Corsairs : with more than 500 recipes

Author: Clifford A Wright
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sweeping culinary history and cookbook of extraordinary scope, with more than 500 recipes from Italy, Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Near East.
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Genre/Form: Cookbooks
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Wright
ISBN: 0688153054 9780688153052
OCLC Number: 40180452
Awards: Winner of James Beard Foundation Book Awards (Kitchen Aid Ckbk of Yr) 2000
Winner of James Beard Foundation Book Awards (Writing on Food) 2000
Short-listed for IACP Crystal Whisk Award (Food Reference) 2000
Description: xxiv, 815 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
Contents: pt. I. An algebra of Mediterranean gastronomy --
The historical foundation of Mediterranean gastronomy --
Harvest of sorrow, food of dreams --
Feast, anti-feast --
pt. II. An ecology of Mediterranean gastronomy --
"They eat from one bowl": lives in the mountains, meadows, plains, and deserts --
Le serenissima, la superba, and the sublime porte --
Frutti di Mare --
Islands of paradise and isolation --
pt. III. A measure of Mediterranean gastronomy --
The spice orgy --
Grain for princes, grain for dogs --
Hard wheat and its famous inventions.
Responsibility: Clifford A. Wright.
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A sweeping culinary history and cookbook of extraordinary scope, with more than 500 recipes from Italy, Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Near East.

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