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Piano Piano Pieno Paperback – Apr 27 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (April 27 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000639552X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006395522
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #428,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An absolute treasure. -- Judy Schultz, for the her Edmonton Journal blog, Fried

One of the most enjoyable and authoritative surveys of Tuscan food in recent years. -- Shaun Smith, for the Quill and Quire

Piano, piano, pieno is more than a collection of traditional Italian recipes; it’s a tribute to the Tuscan countryside. -- Canscene

The book embraces a philosophy of cooking that emphasizes seasonal ingredients prepared in time-honoured ways -- Sarnia Observer

About the Author

SUSAN MCKENNA GRANT attended Carleton University andco-founded Alias Research Inc., a world leader in computer graphics software.She retired from the business in 1991 and spent several years travelling throughEurope and studying cooking, pastry and artisan bread baking. She now owns andoperates "La Petraia," where she and her husband are carefullyrestoring the Tuscan acreage to a working organic farm, winery and agriturismo,offering meals, accommodation and cooking classes to tourists.

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Terrific! A beautiful description of a rural life in Italy, and lots of good recipes.
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Clean & Sophisticated Italian Eats: Nov. 18 2006
By J. Perks - Published on
Surprised this book hasn't been reviewed yet. A very thorough investigation of Italian cooking - no hum bug, no feather ruffling, instead you will learn pure and simple peasant Tuscan cooking.

Try: Farro Risotto w/ pears & gorgonzola

Crostini w/ Tuscan black kale, acquacotta, and petraia caprese calda (hot chocolate torte) for dessert!

bene diminuisce!

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