It is structured by dish type rather than area and is filled with details of kitchens and cooking by painters from the 14th, 15th, and 18th centuries. This is a critical and analytical look at Italian cuisine. Her personality and point of view are evident on practically every page. The book is jam-packed with asides and quotations from Italian authors and intellectuals, and the appendices of references and wine notes serve as proof that this is more of a scholarly effort than a straightforward cookbook.
Elizabeth David's masterwork is the best place to start if you want to learn more about the genuine regional origins of the Italian kitchen.
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