A passionate portrait of a country's passion for food. Starting in the kitchens of Sicily, The Food of Italy moves to the cheese-makers of Naples through Tuscany's vineyards and on to the restaurants of Bologna. Recipes include a simple seafood antipasto, rich polenta with wild mushrooms, and strawberries drizzled with balsamic. Each dish is photographed as it is made, accompanied by useful tips on preparation and ingredients. Other photographs bring to life the stunning countryside of Italy and the lives of its people richly celebrating their love of good food and good company. About The Food of... series A culinary journey around the world. Each title in The Food of... series is a comprehensive introduction to one of the world's great cuisines. The books feature more than 100 delicious recipes highlighting the country's culinary treasures. Instructive color photographs of each dish in preparation identify the local ingredients, from vegetables and flavorings fresh from the market to street snacks, sweets, and colorful exotic fruits. Full-color feature sections explore the essence of each individual culture's food and cooking techniques.