“A fantastic read for foodies and a luscious culinary reference.” —Booklist
From the same team that created Let’s Eat France! comes this celebration of Italian food in the form of an oversized, obsessively complete, visual feast of a book. With a mix of gastronomy, food science, history, cultural references, legend, lore, charts, graphs, photos, and illustrations, every one of the 400 pages in Let’s Eat Italy! is an alluring and amusing journey into Italian food.
Readers will find recipes for classic Italian dishes spanning all regions, like pappa al pomodoro, Bolognese, risi e bisi, risotto, focaccia, frittata, and so much more—all accompanied by photos and delightfully entertaining information on the origins and modern uses of the foods. There’s an ode to the panettone, the traditional Christmas sweet delight. A dedication to the magic of basil, Italy’s “royal” herb. A love story between pasta and potatoes that examines the many dishes that marry these two starches in delicious harmony. And, of course, pasta information aplenty; it’s featured in guides like that on the ultimate noodle, spaghetti, which includes all the different forms, the top spaghetti artisans in Italy, and the semolina flour mills and farmers. True Italians speak espresso, so readers will delight in the poster-like graphic that depicts 27 different types of espresso drinks. Tips for the kitchen include cooking beans in a chianti bottle—a trick Tuscan nonnas have been using for ages in the dish known as fagioli al fiasco. Learn how contemporary food trends (like the oh-so-hip orange wine, which Italians have been drinking for nearly 8,000 years) trace their roots to Italy. But the influence of Italian food doesn’t stop at the table—an entire spread looks at the Italian Mafia’s favorite dishes as seen in Hollywood, through the lenses of Scorsese, Leone, and Coppola. Let’s Eat Italy! is a splendid exploration of this beloved cuisine, from pizza to gelato, Milan to Sicily, and from the many kitchens of Italy to your own.
About the Author
François-Régis Gaudry is the author of Let’s Eat France!,Let’s Eat Italy!, and a food critic and host of the show On va déguster on the French public radio channel Inter France. He is also a food journalist at L’Express and the host of Très très bon on French television channel Paris Première. He lives in Paris. Find him on Instagram @frgaudry.
“Gaudry takes armchair travelers and gastronomes on a tour of one of the world’s best-loved cuisines in Let’s Eat Italy! Along with well-curated recipes, this gorgeous coffee table book features stunning infographics, maps and tributes to all things Italian—from pasta to gelati to wine.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A design treasure: comprehensive and visually diverse, yet beautifully unified and appealing. The oversized trim and variety of visual content—food photographs, archival photographs, maps, fine art, spot illustrations, portraits, charts, to name just a few—are staggering, but never feel overwhelming. . . . Let’s Eat Italy! succeeds in feeling as exciting, rich, and complex as Italian cuisine itself.” —Stained Pages News
“This gastronomic homage to Italy starts at a simmer with a smart user’s guide and then bubbles with recipes, profiles, and ingredient spotlights. Recipes for amatriciana, carbonara, baba, and lesser-known specialties are researched and authoritative. Profiles feature cultural traditions and achievements, including Carlo Petrini and the birth of the slow food movement. These pages explore intriguing backstories of prized ingredients like basil, ‘the royal herb’; olive oil; and famous regional cheeses. There is information on proper techniques for selecting, making, and eating Italian foods including how-to’s for choosing a fig or a chocolate spread, making risotto, and eating spaghetti. A buffet of photographs, artful graphics, maps, and sidebars make for informative and inspiring browsing. Let’s Eat Italy! is a fantastic read for foodies and a luscious culinary reference. ‘Why did Cucina Italiana conquer the world?’ If pasta, pizza, and Parmesan haven’t already answered that question, this culinary compendium certainly does.” —Booklist
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.