A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany
Exploring and Eating Off the Beaten Track
By (author) Beth Elon
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Culinary Traveller in Tuscany by Beth Elon
Book DescriptionEach of the ten itineraries in this cookbook/guidebook takes readers through parts of Tuscany that still remain largely undiscovered and into the kitchens of more than fifty superb but little-known restaurants specializing in regional cuisine those that are for the most part overlooked by tourists and known only to the locals. Each regional section begins with illuminating and absorbing explanations of what makes Tuscan cooking so unique: location, location, location. You ll read about a bean so beloved by a village that it s been elevated to cult status but unknown a few kilometers down the road; an aboriginal baby lamb that is almost unknown outside of the Zeri valley; the endless array of vegetable tarts found nowhere in Tuscany but Lunigiana and Garfagnana. With this guide in hand, you ll not only know where to dine but what to order when you get there. In addition to 100 recipes, also included are nearby points of interest, descriptions and contact information for restaurants, "trattorie," gourmet shops, wineries, olive oil producers, local markets, and regional food festivals, and how to find the monasteries, workshops, and artisans studios that offer local items ranging from herbal beauty products to traditional ceramics and handwoven linens."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781892145680
(152mm x 226mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Little Bookroom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Beth Elon - a renowned cookery-book writer - has lived in Tuscany for more than thirty years. This book features her suggested itineraries, which include the restaurants that allow the reader to experience a culture of life that values natural and traditional food. The book also includes over one hundred recipes from restaurants.
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Author Biography - Beth Elon
Beth Elon and her husband, the Israeli social historian Amos Elon, have lived in Tuscany for more than thirty years. Her previous books include "The Pasta Book"; "The Big Book of Pasta," which was a bestseller in Israel; and "A Mediterranean Farm Kitchen." She continues to write food columns for Israeli papers from her home in Italy.
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