Maureen B. Fant

discovering Italy through its food

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Encyclopedia of Pasta

My translation of Oretta Zanini De Vita's A to Z of traditional Italian pasta shapes, winner of a James Beard award in 2010


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Food
Pasta is so universally popular in the United States that it can justifiably be called an American food. This book makes the case for keeping it Italian with recipes for sauces and soups as cooked in Italian homes today. There are authentic versions of such favorites as carbonara, bolognese, marinara, and Alfredo, as well as plenty of unusual but no less traditional sauces, based on roasts, ribs, rabbit, clams, eggplant, arugula, and mushrooms, to name but a few.
Food culture and recipes with fabulous photos
A personal guide to traditional eating and drinking in three cities
A to Z Italian-English lexicon of food terminology
The Classical World
A source book on ancient women
Translations
By Oretta Zanini De Vita