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Series: Little Bookroom
ISBN: 9781892145642
Pages: 448

From The Little Bookroom

Food Wine The Italian Riviera & GenoaA Terroir Guide

By David Downie, photographs by Alison Harris


This a renown food writer's highly selective guide-of-reference to Liguria's restaurants, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans, and gourmet shops.

Author and journalist David Downie has spent the last two decades combing Italy and France in search of authentic foods and wines, those with an unmistakable local or regional stamp.

The Italian Riviera, home to Genoa, the Cinque Terre, and over 200 miles of winding coastline, is among the most distinctly local regions of Italy, with its own tastes, smells, and traditions. Regional favorites such as focaccia, farinata, and pesto differ from valley to valley and from one trattoria to the next. Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa guides you to the most authentic restaurants, cafés, and specialty food shops, for unforgettable meals and local products, including wine, cheese, and olive oil. The book also contains a glossary of regional dishes, ingredients, and preparations, and maps to help you navigate from village to village.

About the Author

For the last 25 years David Downie has been writing about European culture, food, wine and travel for publications worldwide. He is the author many books, including Food Wine Italian Riviera and Food Wine Rome, and Quiet Corners of Rome (all The Little Bookroom).

About the Photographer

Alison Harris has worked throughout the world shooting photos for travel books, cookbooks, advertising campaigns, book covers, and magazine articles, including The Pâtisseries of Paris; Chic Shopping Paris; Food Wine Rome, Food Wine The Italian Riviera and Genoa, and Quiet Corners of Rome (all The Little Bookroom).