The Italian Baroque Table: Cooking and Entertaining from the Golden Age of Naples

The Italian Baroque Table: Cooking and Entertaining from the Golden Age of Naples

By Tommaso Astarita
2014 | 308 + xii pp. | 52 ills. | 978-0-86698-510-9 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 459 | $65 | £50 |

The Italian Baroque Table offers lovers of food, cooking, history, culture, and Italy a rich introduction to Italian cuisine and hospitality in the 1600s. It translates portions of a cookbook and guidebook to entertaining written by an accomplished cook and steward, accompanied by context, relevant illustrations, and historical notes that allow readers to steep themselves in the culture and practices of the early modern elite Italian kitchen. The emphasis in the original text on local ingredients and customs and on the therapeutic qualities of food will appeal to readers interested in the context of cooking in our era of globalization.