PLEASURES OF THE GOOD EARTH by Edward Giobbi

PLEASURES OF THE GOOD EARTH

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Another personal and personable collection of mostly Italian (and Italian-American) recipes from the artist-author of Italian Family Cooking. Like his parents and grandparents and theirs, Giobbi grows his own vegetables, raises his own chickens, gathers his own mushrooms, cans his own tuna, and makes his own wine and sausages (but uses dried pasta and scorns the gluey stuff now sold as ``fresh''). His recipes are simple and seasonal but never clichÇd, and his advice is useful, down-to-earth, and informed by his own sensuous appreciation for good-tasting real food. Aptly named, his new book is a genuine pleasure.

Pub Date: May 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-394-56130-9
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991