Library Journal Review!


I want to share the review from Library Journal, the foremost book review source for the national libraries. I really wanted the book to reflect elegance, simplicity and unpretentiousness = the formula for a successful gathering!

This is just the beginning (or the antipasto)…

Filice, Maria. Breaking Bread in L’Aquila. Food & Fate: Telos. Apr. 2010. c.150p. photogs. ISBN 978-0-914386-43-8. $29.95. COOKING Pre-order a copy today!

Filice traveled many times with her late husband, Paul Piccone, to his native central Italy. Her cookbook is full of elegant and rich traditional dishes from the L’Aquila region, arranged as a week of feasts-each day has a menu of four courses, which can each be used as a stand-alone meal, plus a dessert. The recipes showcase the unpretentiousness of the region and use ingredients that can be found in most North American grocery stores. Filice includes notes on her experience with all the recipes, tips on entertaining, a wine guide, pantry stocking suggestions, and a measurement guide. VERDICT Although this wonderful book is not essential for smaller library collections, it will appeal to foodies and cooks looking for effortless Italian cooking. -Ginny Wolter, Toledo-Lucas Cty. P.L.

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