Pomp and Sustenance (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
350
Utgivningsdatum
2019-01-17
Upplaga
Reprint ed.
Förlag
Echo Point Books & Media
Illustrationer
112 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
149:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781635617658
Pomp and Sustenance (häftad)

Pomp and Sustenance

Twenty-five Centuries of Sicilian Food

Häftad Engelska, 2019-01-17
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This gem is more than just a cookbook. Walk through history with Pomp and Sustenance author May Simeti as she shares the secrets and eccentricities of Sicilian cuisine. Straddling the East and West, Christian and Muslim, land and sea, this Mediterranean island is a place of unique convergence. Nowhere is cultural convergence more evident than in Sicily?s regional culinary traditions and food culture. Simeti narrates this centuries-long journey, with wit and humor, making this historical cookbook a joy to own and use. 

More than just history, Pomp and Sustenance is filled with wonderful recipes. impressive in their style, scope, and authenticity. There are chapters dedicated to street food, convent food, and the peasant?s food, giving the reader a taste of the diversity of ingredients and cooking methods found on the Island. Sure to be a favorite for anyone who truly savors Sicilian food, culture, and history. 
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"in the noble traditions of food writing established by elizabeth david combining an accurate understanding of history, a deep sensitivity to foreign cultures, and an unerring and almost instinctive sense of what makes good food and what makes good food and what makes food good." —The New York Times

"An enchantingly erudite gastronomical explanation of Sicily's fraught history  . . . Simeti will not only give you food for thought but will tell you how to make it. . . . She is a very natural writer and an indefatigable history busybody with a spectacular eye for revelatory and confirmative quotations. . . . A wonderful book."  —Gourmet Magazine

"There are recipes here at all levels of culinary commitment, from a quick, summary pasta with swordfish and mint to an elaborate Sicilian lasagna." —Newsday



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Innehållsförteckning

preface

ONE: Of Ancient Abundance, Epic Appetites

TWO: The Gardens of Paradise

THREE: The Staff of Life . . .

FOUR: . . . And the Stuff of Dreams

FIVE: Princes, Priests, and Not So Humble Friars

SIX: Virgins’ Breasts, Chancellor’s Buttocks, and Other Convent Delicacies

SEVEN: Street Fare

EIGHT: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Appendix: A Few Suggestions About Eating in Sicily Today

Bibliography

Index