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by Doris Muscatine

Category: Europe
Subcategory: Traveling
Author: Doris Muscatine
ISBN: 159376152X
ISBN13: 978-1593761523
Language: English
Publisher: Counterpoint (March 29, 2007)
Pages: 288
Fb2 eBook: 1481 kb
ePub eBook: 1798 kb
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The Vinegar of Spilamberto : And Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places and People. com User, August 9, 2006. In The Vinegar of Spilamberto: And Other Adventures with Food, Places, and People, Doris Muscatine takes food and dining as her pathway into an eloquent revisiting of Italian culture. With intelligence, humor, and surprising particularity, she evokes the experience of Italy: its people, history, traditions, festivals, landscapes, and food. Those who already love Italy will cherish it more.

They lived in Rome and almost immediately became hopeless Italophiles. The Vinegar of Spilamberto is the enchanting story of their experiences. The couple returned often, staying in various apartments-a house in Venice, a medieval tower in Tuscany, and a villa on the Appia Antica with its own catacombs.

In 1958, Doris Muscatine’s husband, a medieval scholar, got a Fulbright for . Chapters are devoted to the Italian appreciation of slow food and of special products such as truffles and balsamic vinegar. The Vinegar of Spilamberto is the enchanting story of their experiences

They lived in Rome and almost immediately became hopeless Italophiles. The couple returned often, staying in various apartments—a house in Venice, a medieval tower in Tuscany, and a villa on the Appia Antica with its own catacombs. From such small places as Populonia and Rovescala to bigger ones like Riace and Dozza, the family immersed themselves in the Italy off the typical tourist tracks.

Doris Muscatine's writing helped introduce California cooking, with its emphasis on fresh .

Doris Muscatine's writing helped introduce California cooking, with its emphasis on fresh, locally grown ingredients, to the rest of the country. Until a few weeks ago, Mrs. Muscatine was appearing at book signings to promote her new book, "The Vinegar of Spilamberto and Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places and People," which was published last year by Shoemaker & Hoard. The book recounts her many visits to Italy, the first in 1958, when her husband, Charles, began studying there on a Fulbright scholarship. With their young children, they explored the country and began a lifelong love of Italian culture, especially its food.

A fan of other cuisines as well, Muscatine traveled to Italy and published two books about its foods: A Cook's Tour of Rome (1964) and The Vinegar of Spilamberto and Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places, and People (2005), the latter a sort of combination travelogue, memoir.

A fan of other cuisines as well, Muscatine traveled to Italy and published two books about its foods: A Cook's Tour of Rome (1964) and The Vinegar of Spilamberto and Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places, and People (2005), the latter a sort of combination travelogue, memoir, and cookbook. Also appearing on television, she hosted a number of cooking programs and was a consultant to a 1999 PBS series on San Franciscan cuisine. In addition to her books on food, Muscatine was the author of a history book of San Francisco titled Old San Francisco: The Biography of a City from Early Days.

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The Vinegar of Spilamberto and Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places, and People by Doris Muscatine.

The Vinegar of Spilamberto and Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places, and People by Doris Muscatine.

In 1958, Doris Muscatine's husband was awarded a Fulbright that required them to live a year in Rome, and so began a love affair with Italy that would continue for the rest of their lives.This is a memoir of a happy life, one spent devoted to family, friends, food, and a growing sense of international understanding filled with hope and respect. With the skill of a landscape painter and the ear of a poet, Doris Muscatine writes of the pleasures of the flesh and of the soul. She takes us along on her search for truffles and balsamic vinegar, her visits to Sicily and Venice, her stay with the nuns of Populonia, and her accidental meeting with members of the Slow Food movement. Her adventures are filled with the serendipity of someone in love with the world and willing to allow life to unfold at its own pace.
Comments to eBook The Vinegar of Spilamberto: And Other Italian Adventures with Food, Places and People
Agarus
If you love Italy -- its food and wine and people, and if you enjoy good writing, then this is the book for you. Here is a memoir in which each chapter creates vivid evocations of place, from the Amalfi Coast to the Piedmont Region, from Positano to Populonia to Barbarino Val d'Elsa. Sprinkled throughout are lively portraits of people and often wonderful new information, be it a detailed history and the many variations of truffles, or the emergence of the Slow Food Movement (as opposed to fast food), or even classic Italian recipes such as caponata or the Renaissance dish of cibreo (here without the [...]). Doris Muscatine has always known how to write about food so that we taste as we read, but here she allows us to enter a richer and more colorful world that lets us experience her adventures as she evokes them.
Cel
In The Vinegar of Spilamberto: And Other Adventures with Food, Places, and People, Doris Muscatine takes food and dining as her pathway into an eloquent revisiting of Italian culture. With intelligence, humor, and surprising particularity, she evokes the experience of Italy: its people, history, traditions, festivals, landscapes, and food. Those who already love Italy will cherish it more. For those who know Italy less, the book provides a lively introduction to the ways of enjoying it. Not to mention many delicious, region-specific recipes that will lure you into the kitchen.
FreandlyMan
Doris Muscatine is no Peter Mayle! This book is shallow, poorly written and imitative. Save your money. Buy real vinegar instead.
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