Literally what it says- a gourmet cook- and a practical one- has penetrated the kitchens of Rome's galaxy of cafs, rotisseries, trattorias, ristoranti- and with the cooperation of famous chefs, shared some of the choicest recipes. Read this first as a guide-book from an informed source, and you'll feel you have never known about ome's eating places before. Then absorb something of the peculiar flavor of each one selected and described; it becomes part of the necessary learning to know Rome. And finally- after tasting and savoring the specialties of each place, try out some of the recipes for these specialties. A guidebook, with peripheral advice to the home gourmet cook, this is an unusual type of ""cook's tour.