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The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria

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An authentic culinary journey--part memoir, part cookbook--introducing readers to the people, places, and food of Umbria

Veteran food critic Suzanne Carriero spent a year and a half in Umbria, and this is her intimate look at its ancient recipes, traditions, and the people who pass them on. Each of the book's eight chapters features local cooks, as their personal sto
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ebook, 400 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Debra
When a food writer moves to Umbria, the first thing she does is learn to speak the local dialect. Once she can. converse with her neighbors, she then asks them to teach her how to cook.

The ensuing book is a melange of folklore, anecdotes, recipes and instructions. Fun to read, it is well suited to be read in bits and pieces rather than in one long sitting. My main quibble is that it feels too slight, need more substance to reaching its potential.

I have not yet made any of the described dishes,
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Sara
I really enjoyed this book because it was so very authentic to the Umbrian experience. Her recipes are so helpful and detailed. I wasn't crazy about all of her narrative writing styles, but the purpose of her book and the recounting of her Umbrian cooking and eating experiences were awesome.
Jean
Still reading ... the author could have done so much more ... with the recipes and the experiences ... Okay, so I didn't really 'finish' this ... half way through was enough. There are only so many lamb and rabbit recipes one can accommodate.
Susan
I liked it, but it is not as good as the Tuscany books by Frances Mayes
Janet
Great recipes and interesting story of life in Italy.
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