RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN FARMHOUSE by Valentina Harris

RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN FARMHOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Part recipe collection, part travelogue, part photo-celebration of the simple cooking, rustic life, splendid foods, and scenic views of rural italy, this lovely book by the author of Traveller's Guide to the Foods of Italy (1988--not reviewed) has one problem: It sometimes seems uncertain whether it is describing foods only available in Italy or instructing on how to do it here. And for today's Americans, this Italian-born-and-bred British resident often makes unnecessary compromises between the two. But never mind: the recipes are wonderful, simple and robust; the pictures are irresistible, with an evocative glow and none of the glossy come-on look of much food-magazine photography; and the commentary is personable, intimately appreciative, and full of delightful detail and memories.

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1990
Publisher: Simon & Schuster