Brunetti's Cookbook

By Donna Leon

Among their many pleasures, Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have lengthy been celebrated for his or her mouth-watering descriptions of nutrients. Multicourse lunches at domestic with Paola and the youngsters, snacks grabbed at a bar with a tumbler of wine or , a brief sandwich in the course of a hectic day, or a operating lunch at a local trattoria during an research have all thrilled Brunetti, in addition to Leon’s readers and reviewers. after which there’s the espresso, the pastries, the wine, and the grappa.

In Brunetti’s Cookbook, Donna Leon’s ally and favourite cook dinner brings to lifestyles those fantastic Venetian foodstuff. Eggplant crostini, orrechiette with asparagus, pumpkin ravioli, roasted artichokes, baked branzino, beef ragu with porcini—these are only many of the over 90 recipes for antipasti, primi, secondi, and dolci. The recipes are joined by way of excerpts from the novels, four-color illustrations, and 6 unique essays by way of Donna Leon on nutrients and lifestyles in Venice. captivating, insightful, and whole of character, they're the suitable addition to this lengthy awaited book.

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