Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Benbella Books
Количество страниц: 240
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Though it seems the title of this book is a bid to profit by association with a certain global bestseller-the topic of "Leonardo's Larder" takes up just one chapter-it's easy to forgive this well-researched history, a fascinating look into the eating habits of 15th and 16th-century Italy. Delving into formal feasts, foreign crops and the Arabic influence on Italian cooking, Dewitt (The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia) also includes chapters on "The First Superstar Chefs" and what your seat says about you: "honored guests were seated with their backs to the fire ... it was an exercise in social standing ... governed by strict protocol." The author liberally quotes Renaissance food authorities like Platina, an early librarian at the Vatican who wrote what is likely the first printed cookbook. He also references modern food scholars like Waverly Root and Odile Redon, and includes historical recipes for Renaissance favorites like Risi e Bisi and Spinach Soup with Hazelnuts. Detailed and...