Featuring more than 50 simple, authentic recipes, Tuscany is a culinary journey exploring local food traditions, producers, world-class wines, including Chianti, and ingredients such as truffles, artisan salami, and lardo di Colonnata. Beyond the rural landscape studded with cypress trees, gently rolling hills and traditional farmhouses that everybody knows, Tuscany is renowned for a remarkable culinary tradition that still exists to this day. Over 150 specially commissioned color photographs reveal a side of the region and its food that many tourists never experience, providing a unique visual journey around one of the world's best food regions. The book is organized by province, with the recipes integrated throughout the book to reveal their true origins. Authentic favorites include Pappardelle all'Anatra (Pappardelle with Duck), Pappa col Pomodoro (Tomato and Bread Soup) and Castagnaccio alla Pistoiese (Pistoia Chestnut Cake), and every recipe is accompanied with easy-to-follow instructions, whether for a kitchen novice or a seasoned chef.
This hardcover book measures 10 7/10 inches by 7 2/5 inches. Published March 30, 2011.
Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.