Forty years ago, the late Elizabeth David inspired a whole generation of cooks and food writers with her remarkable book, Italian Food. A hard cover edition, completely revised and updated by the author shortly before her death in 1992, was released in 1990. This beautifully decorated book makes Mrs David’s classic collection of authentic regional dishes available to a new generation of cooks and lovers of good food.
It is evident that the author called upon her considerable knowledge of Italian art in researching and selecting the magnificent drawings and paintings for this book. Among them are reproductions of Roman frescos and mosaics, and numerous works by Guiseppe Recco (1634-95) and Vincenzo Campi (1536-91) to mention just a few. This masterpiece classic will be treasured by those who appreciate fine food, food writing and food-related works of art. Italian Food by Elizabeth David, re-issued by Barrie & Jenkins (Random House), 240 pp. A paperback version published by Penguin is also available.
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