Italian Food

Italian Food

4.29 (497 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique regional dishes of Italy.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 12mm | 299.37g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 0141181559
  • 9780141181554
  • 127,197

About Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David (1913 1992) published eight books during her lifetime, from the evocative Book of Mediterranean Food in ration-bound 1950 to the masterly English Bread and Yeast Cookery in 1977. Her books are acclaimed not only for their recipes but also for their literary depth. French Provincial Cooking and Italian Food were reissued as Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics in 1999."
show more

Table of contents

Italian FoodIntroduction
Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the First Penguin Edition
Foreword by Julia Child
Italian Dishes in Foreign Kitchens
The Italian Store Cupboard
Kitchen Equipment: Quantities; Timing; Temperatures; Measuring and Weighing
Hors d'Oeuvre and Salads
Pasta Asciutta
Ravioli, Gnocchi, etc.
Haricot Beans, Chick Peas, Polenta, etc.
Eggs, Cheese Dishes, Pizze, etc.
Fish Soups
Poultry and Game
Sweets: Fruit; Ices
Notes and Books on Italian Wines
Some Italian Cookery Books
Guides to Food and Wine in Italy
Visitors' Books
show more

Rating details

497 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 48% (239)
4 38% (189)
3 11% (53)
2 2% (10)
1 1% (6)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X