Eating Up Italy Voyages On A Vespa

Author: Matthew Fort
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007365187
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Italy’s tumultuous history can be traced through its food. In an epic scooter trip from the Ionian Sea to the far north, distiguished food writer Matthew Fort explores the local gastronomy and culinary culture of a country where regional differences are vibrantly alive.

Performing National Identity

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Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 940120523X
Size: 12,45 MB
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National identity is not some naturally given or metaphysically sanctioned racial or territorial essence that only needs to be conceptualised or spelt out in discursive texts; it emerges from, takes shape in, and is constantly defined and redefined in individual and collective performances. It is in performances—ranging from the scenarios of everyday interactions to ‘cultural performances’ such as pageants, festivals, political manifestations or sports, to the artistic performances of music, dance, theatre, literature, the visual and culinary arts and more recent media—that cultural identity and a sense of nationhood are fashioned. National identity is not an essence one is born with but something acquired in and through performances. Particularly important here are intercultural performances and transactions, and that not only in a colonial and postcolonial dimension, where such performative aspects have already been considered, but also in inner-European transactions. ‘Englishness’ or ‘Britishness’ and Italianità, the subject of this anthology, are staged both within each culture and, more importantly, in joint performances of difference across cultural borders. Performing difference highlights differences that ‘make a difference’; it ‘draws a line’ between self and other—boundary lines that are, however, constantly being redrawn and renegotiated, and remain instable and shifting.

The Rough Guide To Italy

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0241276470
Size: 16,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Rough Guide to Italy is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe's most appealing countries. From the top draws of Rome and Florence to the hidden corners of Friuli and Liguria, this guide will help you make the most of your trip to Italy. You will find all the detailed information you need, from vaporetto routes in Venice to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints in Naples to the best spot to watch the sunset on the Amalfi Coast. Be inspired to go diving in Sardinia, climbing on Mount Etna, windsurfing on Lake Garda, trekking in the Alps, beach-hopping in Puglia, wine tasting in Piemonte, or exploring in Sicily. Clear detailed listings will lead you to great accommodations, from boutique hotels and quirky bed and breakfasts to idyllic agriturismos and slick city apartments. You'll also discover the best atmospheric osterie, gourmet restaurants, and melt-in-your-mouth gelato. Readable accounts of Italy's history, art, and groundbreaking film industry will help you learn even more about this beautiful country. With full color throughout and crystal clear maps, The Rough Guide to Italy is your essential travel companion.

The Rough Guide To Italy

Author: Celia Woolfrey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1409325458
Size: 13,69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now available in ePub format. The Rough Guide to Italy is the ultimate handbook to one of Europe's most appealing countries. You'll find all the detailed information you need from vaporetto routes in Venice to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints in Naples or the best spot to watch the sunset on the Amalfi coast. From the top draws of Rome and Florence to hidden corners of Friuli or Liguria, this guide will help you make the most of your trip to Italy. Be inspired to go diving in Sardinia, climbing on Mount Etna, windsurfing on Lake Garda, or trekking in the Alps. Clear, detailed listings sections will lead you to great accommodations, from swish boutique hotels and quirky B&Bs to idyllic agriturismos, and slick city apartments--as well as to atmospheric osterie, gourmet restaurants, and melt-in-your-mouth gelato. A full-color introduction helps you plan your trip, while readable accounts of Italy's history, art, and groundbreaking film industry will help you get the most from your trip. Full-color and with crystal-clear maps, The Rough Guide to Italy is your essential travel companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Italy.

Summer In The Islands

Author: Matthew Fort
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783523336
Size: 20,82 MB
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Imagine spending a carefree summer in the Italian sun, beachcombing, eating and drinking with abandon, drifting without restraint from island to island, from port to port. Summer in the Islands is the record of Matthew Fort doing just that in his third Italian voyage on a Vespa – first down the length of Italy in Eating Up Italy, then around Sicily in Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons, and now hopping between the Aeolian Islands, something he hadn’t done since his early 20s. Traveling by Vespa and by ferry, Fort tours the islands at his leisure. He takes us to Elba, where Napoleon was once imprisoned; to Salina, famous for its capers, just as Pantelleria is famous for its dessert wine; to Pianosa, where dangerous Mafia bosses were kept and which Joseph Heller used as the setting for Catch-22; to Capri, where Maxim Gorky ran a school for revolutionaries which was visited by Lenin and Stalin... ...to all of Italy’s 52 islands which he has never written about before. With 30 years of experience as a food critic, travel writer and adventurer, Fort is an excellent guide through the culinary and cultural history he encounters during his summer in the islands.

Little Cities Of Italy

Author: André Maurel
Editor:
ISBN:
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Memories Of Growing Up In Little Italy Ny

Author: Gus Petruzzelli
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453555560
Size: 13,24 MB
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Memories of Growing Up in Little Italy, NYThis is a memoir of childhood friends growing up together in the 40's and 50'sin Little Italy NY. It tells the story of the culture of living in a poor neighborhoodwith Italian Immigrants.The old neighborhood, as it is still referred to by its past residents, was full oflife with Italians that immigrated from different areas of Italy bringing withthem all their different foods, cultures, superstitions and most of all theirdreams to raise their children to become good, honest and successful AmericanCitizens. Growing up in Little Italy was difficult, yet rewarding. We wereconsidered poor in terms of material wealth, but many of us grew up richer inmind, body and soul.Most of all we had our imaginations to dream up games that gave us somethingto do all day long. In our own way we were entrepreneurs, as we did anythingto make money like selling newspapers, shining shoes, running errands andmore. Looking back, the Good Times Were Rolling Along.

How Italian Food Conquered The World

Author: John F. Mariani
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230112412
Size: 15,46 MB
Format: PDF
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Not so long ago, Italian food was regarded as a poor man's gruel-little more than pizza, macaroni with sauce, and red wines in a box. Here, John Mariani shows how the Italian immigrants to America created, through perseverance and sheer necessity, an Italian-American food culture, and how it became a global obsession. The book begins with the Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern culinary traditions before the boot-shaped peninsula was even called "Italy," then takes readers on a journey through Europe and across the ocean to America alongside the poor but hopeful Italian immigrants who slowly but surely won over the hearts and minds of Americans by way of their stomachs. Featuring evil villains such as the Atkins diet and French chefs, this is a rollicking tale of how Italian cuisine rose to its place as the most beloved fare in the world, through the lives of the people who led the charge. With savory anecdotes from these top chefs and restaurateurs: - Mario Batali - Danny Meyer - Tony Mantuano - Michael Chiarello - Giada de Laurentiis - Giuseppe Cipriani - Nigella Lawson And the trials and triumphs of these restaurants: - Da Silvano - Spiaggia - Bottega - Union Square Cafe - Maialino - Rao's - Babbo - Il Cantinori