Al Dente

Al Dente

Madness, Beauty and the Food of Rome

Book - 2012
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This highly original interpretation of Rome's history, culture, art and religion takes the form of a book about food that's not really about food at all. During his first two years in Rome, David Winner found himself in turn amazed and overwhelmed by its physical, historical and cultural vastness. Then a chance encounter with an extraordinary pudding provided him with the means to start digesting his surroundings. That evening he was struck by the significance of the Roman attitude to food: a unique and unequivocal relationship between sustenance and existence, where every last aspect of life is (and always has been) 'pickled in alimentation'. In Al Dente, Winner takes us on a stroll through the city as he muses idiosyncratically on all things comestible and much else besides.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
ISBN: 9781847374356
Branch Call Number: 641.300945 WINNE
Characteristics: 293 p. : map. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 08, 2014

Great book not only of Italy's culinary history, but the history of Italy was most entertaining! Easy to read, and I recommend for ages 13 and up.

Will definitely read more of David Winner's books.

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