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Representing Italy through Food examines the romantic perceptions of Italy and its food, how these perceptions originate, and how they continue to this day: from the media, to literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements.
This book reveals the preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining in Renaissance Italy. It takes readers behind the scenes to the Renaissance kitchen and dining room, where everyday meals as well as lavish banquets were prepared and consumed.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. TX723.2.R65 Z3613 2013
Publication Date: 2013
The food of Rome and its region, Lazio, is known for herbs, olive oil, ricotta, lamb, and pork--the food of ordinary, yet modern people. yet it is a very modern cuisine in that it gives pride of place to the essential flavors of its ingredients. Oretta Zanini De Vita provides a social history of Rome and Lazio through the story of its food. Her text includes more than 250 recipes dating from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century.
From medieval Milan's marketplace to the banqueting halls of Renaissance Ferrara; from street stalls in nineteenth-century Naples to the noisy trattorie of postwar Rome, historian and storyteller John Dickie shows how taste, creativity, and civic pride blended with power, political violence, and intrigue to create Italian cuisine.
Call Number: Fisher Fine Arts Library N6923.L33 I83 2017
Publication Date: 2017
A fresh look at Leonardo da Vinci's formative years in Florence and Milan provides a radically different scenario of how he created his signature style that would transform Western art forever. It reveals how the young Leonardo struggled against the prevailing style of his master Verrocchio and how his exceptional talent remained largely unrecognized right up to the Last Supper.
The Last Supper, a painted curated by Leonardo Da Vinci in the late 1400's, has weathered much erosion throughout its extensive history in the Santa Maria Della Grazie church. While many have attempted to restore this incredible and timeless piece, author Pinin Brambilla Barcilon has been the latest to bring this work back to life, having reconstructed the painting over the last twenty years. This novel is the timeline of her work--providing images and descriptions of her process each step of the way.
Twenty tales by Italian authors ranging from Boccaccio in the Middle Ages to Giacomo Casanova in the eighteenth century, to Pier-Paolo Pasolini in the twentieth and contemporary new writers such as Melania Mazzucco and Igiaba Scego.
Tim Parks - who was described in a recent review as "one of the best living writers of English" - has delighted audiences around the world with his finely observed writing on all aspects of Italian life and customs. This volume contains a selection of his best essays on the literature of his adopted country.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. PQ4902.O46 C6613 201
Publication Date: 2011
Time runs slowly in a sleepy Tuscan village once renowned for its thermal baths ... until the arrival of Ottone Gattai, a ruthless businessman who has come to this idyllic countryside to revive the legendary baths as an ultra-modern tourist resort. This satirical first novel by a brilliant young Italian writer is the story of a personal war against a commodified modernization
This novel, a finalist for the Booker Prize, follows a sorrowful man desperate for the love of a woman with whom he had an affair. In this dark but comical novel, the reader bears witness to the protagonist's frantic and provoking inner-monologue as he travels through Italy in an attempt to regain his former lover's attention.