Author(s): Roberta Pianaro; Donna Leon
"Food plays an important role in Donna Leon s bestselling Commissario Brunetti novels. In A Taste of Venice, Roberta Pianaro invites readers into the Brunettis kitchen to learn how to prepare for themselves the delicious meals Paola Brunetti prepares for her family. We are given the secrets to Brunetti s favourite dish (penne rigate), Paola s famous apple cake, a lasagne recipe from Brunetti's mother, Donna Leon s favourite meal (risotto di zucca), and a host of other sumptuous and authentic Italian classics. Beautifully illustrated with vignettes by Tatjana Hauptmann, and with culinary stories by Donna Leon and extracts from the novels, this is so much more than a cooking guide it is a wonderful journey, full of ideas for recreating the delights of Venetian cuisine in your own home. So whether you want to eat spaghetti with clams, aubergine and prosciutto roulades or baked omelette with courgettes, you ll find all you need here to create the perfect Venetian feast."
A literary cookbook about Venetian cuisine, as Paola cooks them in the Brunetti novels, with a foreword and six culinary stories by Donna Leon