Trattoria Italia: A Gastronomic Tour of Italy
In Italy, the trattoria is a casual restaurant where Italians go for typical home-style food made with local ingredients. From region to region the ... Show synopsis In Italy, the trattoria is a casual restaurant where Italians go for typical home-style food made with local ingredients. From region to region the meals change to reflect the specialties of the area: the olive in Puglia, prosclutto di San Daniele in Friull, truffles in Piedmont. Trattoria Italia is a fascinating book of food from the 18 regions of Italy with up-to-date listings for each region's best restaurants, wines, cheeses, and markets. Each chapter presents the beauty and bounty of the region's landscape, followed by the favorite recipes of its people -- Italian soul food such as the Ligurian fish stew cacciucco, herbed fava bean salad, sausage and polenta gratin with tomato sauce, and sweet fried ravioli. Each chapter also offers a detailed essay on tire production and uses of a particular regional ingredient.