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The Italian Farmer's Table by Matthew Scialabba
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Jun 19, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2010, food
Read in June, 2010

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) and not mild & gooey like Our Lady Mozzarella.

So, sorta disappointing. I was hoping for more vegetarian peasant food like my grandparents grew up with, but they are Southern Italian and now the distinction is a lot clearer in my mind. A Southern Italian dish with Bechamel sauce? LOL.

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