This expansive visual dictionary is an impressive reference to everything in Italian food, from pasta shapes and cheeses to cured meats, vegetable varieties, and seafood. It’s not long on recipes, but photographs and descriptions help distinguish regional variations in pancetta or cuts of fresh veal; showcase an amazing array of chestnuts and rice; and otherwise demonstrate a rich and varied bounty. Try checking out a single entry, and you’ll find yourself half an hour later caught up in browsing this engrossing book. Bad-Back-Warning: this is one really large, heavy book.
11 x 14.5 inches. 367 pages. Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.