The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink

The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink

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Everybody does like Italian food.  But did you ever wonder what goes into an authentic rag¨ alla bolognese?  What's the difference between tagliatelle and fettuccine?  Why won't you find pasta primavera or veal parmesan on menus in Italy?  What makes a Super Tuscan wine "super"?  How did Italian dishes like spaghetti alla puttanesca (in the style of a whore), strezzopretti (a pasta shape meaning priest stranglers), and minni di Sant'Agata (breast-shaped cookies in honor of a martyred saint) get their names?

The answers to these and thousands of other questions can be found in this comprehensive, user-friendly reference book.  With the most up-to-date information on Italian culinary terms, The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink is the reliable resource for authentic definitions, classic recipes, correct spellings, proper pronunciations, and historical origins.
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