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A literary cookbook about Venetian cuisine, as Paola cooks them in the Brunetti novels, with a foreword and six culinary stories by 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 cooks for her family. We are given the secrets to Brunetti's favourite pasta (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 Brunetti 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.

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  • A Taste of Venice
    Roberta Pianaro, Donna Leon

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    9781407012728

    September 30, 2013

    Cornerstone Digital

    288 pages

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780434020195

    May 3, 2010

    William Heinemann

    288 pages

    RRP $45.00

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