Cooking With Italian Grandmothers

Cooking With Italian Grandmothers

Recipes and Stories From Tuscany to Sicily

Book - 2010
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Publisher: New York, NY : Welcome Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781599620893
1599620898
Call Number: 641.5945 T3438c
Characteristics: 295 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fried, Katrina
Hewitt, Zach

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MB85CAL
Nov 12, 2017

Indeed a beautiful book. Truly excellent. But I give it only four stars because the subtitle is misleading. The recipes in this book begin from Lombardy - Milano and the towns in its vicinity are in Lombardy. Tuscany (Toscana) the home of Siena, Lucca and Firenze (Florence), is quite a ways from Lombardy (Lombardia), the home of Milano, Como,Bergamo, and Brescia. This is simply a matter of taking a look at a map of Italy. Plus, I definitely know of what I speak since I am of the Lombardy Region. That the editor did not pick up on this error in the subtitle and let it go to publication as is really makes me shake my head in stunned amazement. Also, the author makes no mention in her introduction of why she chose this subtitle while beginning with recipes from her stay in Milano and it’s outlying area.

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Ingrid_123
Jun 15, 2014

This "cook book" is more than just for cooking. I found myself excited to read about the lives of the women who cooked with the author and taught her about an Italy that most people don't know about. This book was well-written, delicious recipes!! -have done my own variations on several- an all round good read and good cook book with ingredients easily found in the Bay Area.

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fletchmo
Sep 12, 2011

A beautiful book--I
have so far just tried one recipe and it turned out very well. (pesto lasagna)
This is one of those cookbooks that is fun to look at.

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