Olive Oil: An Italian Pantry (Italian Pantry Collection) Leonardo Romanelli, Gabriella Ganugi More information:
All olive oil is not the same. Like grapes, olives from different regions produce a different character. The authors take us from Lombardy in the north to the southern island of Sicily sampling the oil of each region in between. They disccuss the history of Olive Oil and how it is made with differing methods from region to region. Included is a helpful chapter on choosing, serving and cooking with olive oil. The book also presents many simple, yet lavish regional Italian recipes for sauces, preserved items, entrees and uncooked sauces - great as gifts (and even better for personal use).
Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food (Hardcover)
Delizia examines the culinary history of gourmet Italy from antiquity to today in the light of centuries of religious, political and sociological events. Each of the chronologically ordered chapters is set in a particular place at a particular time, resulting in a series of stories that bring out key moments in Italian food history.
Popular drinks of Italy Italians invented some of the world's most famous vermouth and long-drinks. Some of the typical regional liquors are also gaining international popularity. Read more about the liquors, aperitifs and digestifs of Italy and other popular Italian drinks or beverages of Italian origin.