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The Italian Farmer's Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy

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150 recipes from northern Italy’s agriturismi, with beautiful full-color photographs. The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Three Forks (first published 2009)
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Ellen Christian
The Italian Farmer's Table is more than cookbook, it's a journey through Northern Italy. The Italian Farmer's Table is a paperback cookbook measuring 8 1/2" x 8" and contains 320 pages. This cookbook contains 150 authentic recipes and local lore from different areas of Northern Italy. It has eight chapters each of which focusses on a different area in Northern Italy.

The chapters included are Liguria, Piemonte, Valle D'Aosta, Lombardia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, and Emil
Based around working family farms where you can be provided room & board as well as food, these agriturismis of Italy, offer a glimpse into how the people from other side of the ocean live.

Recipes are presented next to pictures of the families whose farms were visited in the making of the book, and the recipes are also seemingly easy to make per the ingredients and directions.

There are maps of the areas being discussed per the farms visited, and the color pictures are of real food as opposed
Jun 19, 2010 Ami rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Did a quick flip-through and wasn't impressed. Hardly anything vegan. If you're into eating cheese and fresh (made with eggs) pasta, there's quite a few recipes for you, and if you're into dead animals like wild boar, there's even more! I, however, am not, so I didn't find a whole lot that interested me. Some of the cheese recipes sounded tempting, so I will copy them down, but even then they are very much the Northern Italian type of cheese--more sophisticated, sharper on the whole (like Asiago ...more
I have really only skimmed this book.
I know that I will never try some of the recipes.
Others look quite interesting.
I love the photos and the information about the farms visited.
It's like a tour book and food book all in one.
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