9781909487161

Italy for the Gourmet Traveler

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  • ISBN13:

    9781909487161

  • ISBN10:

    1909487163

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

Most visitors to Italy flock to the crowded tourist centers, but in Italy for the Gourmet Traveler Fred Plotkin takes us beyond the traditional tourist experience and lures us to special places, whether in big cities or out-of-the-way villages, often overlooked by the uninitiated. Under his discerning eye, we learn about the food, wines, local bakeries, olive oil distilleries, ice cream parlors, cheeses, markets, restaurants and best kept secrets of Italy’s culinary world. Lovingly drawn portraits of the people who make her world-famous regional specialties, and a smattering of local history make each village, town and city come alive. Maps encourage the intrepid traveler to head off the beaten track, while evocative black and white photographs add to the immense charm of this vastly readable guide.

Author Biography

Fred Plotkin has lived and worked in Italy on and off for 40 years, since he fell in love with the country while studying opera at the university of Bologna. He writes for many magazines on the subject of Italian food and culture and is the author of nine books, including the acclaimed The Authentic Pasta Book and Opera 101. He is a popular speaker who appears frequently on NPR and BBC. Fred divides his time between New York and Liguria, Italy's beautiful Riviera. Visit him online at fredplotkin.com.

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