Monday, September 15, 2008

Lunedì Letterario

DELIZIA! The Epic History of the Italians and their Food
by John Dickie

This book is a fascinating history of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present time, with a focus on food. Reading it was like sitting at a table with the author and having meal after meal of delicious food. I am often attracted to books with an interesting structure. John Dickie has divided the book into six historical sections and then proceeds to describe a meal in three different cities for each section, Each meal includes the historical context, gossip, myths, some recipes and lots of food! The experience of reading DELIZIA! was mouthwatering. (I wish some of the meals were as easy to prepare as Rachel Ray's 30 minute creations!)

1 comment:

Willym said...

Please tell me you can find it at Fellterini?