100 Great Italian Recipes: Delicious Recipes for More Than 100 Italian Favorites

By Academia Barilla

If Italian cooking (and consuming) is your factor, then pass no extra. a hundred nice Italian Recipes is sure-to-please choice of scrumptious recipes-from soups to starters, pastasto sauces, major dishes to desserts-that style like they're instantly from Grandma's kitchen! they usually virtually are simply because each mouth-watering recipe is constructed and demonstrated within the attempt kitchens of the Academia Barilla's personal cooking institute. every one easy-to-prepare dish is bursting with the wealthy, pleasing, sunny flavors of Italy. prepare for risotto and pesto, penne rigate all'arrabbiata, spagetti alla carbonara, and tagliatelle Bolognese in addition to classics like baccala with potatoes and saffron, creamy potato and pumpkin soup, grouper Matalotta-style, and a lot more. no matter if you crave the weird flavors from Sardinia and Naples, or simply have a hankering for the simplest bowl of spaghetti with clams you've ever had, a hundred nice Italian Recipes is the reply.

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The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat like a Florentine

By Lise Apatoff

Store and devour like a Florentine with this pocket-sized advisor to the simplest of the exceptional Tuscan urban identified for its artwork, tradition, and delicacies. Celebrated image clothier and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with gourmet of all issues Lisa Apatoff, takes you on 8 walks via Florence, discussing greater than seventy of the city's so much eye-catching shops—some run via an analogous households for generations, others supplying younger marketers' clean interpretations of conventional techniques.

Discerning tourists will detect infrequent books and captivating hats; classic Pucci and hand-crafted footwear; cioccolata da bere (drinkable chocolate); colourful buttons; and bolts of wealthy silk cloth during this mesmerizing advent to makers and purveyors of garments, domestic decor, add-ons, forte meals, and masses extra. for every store, there's a full-color picture, description of specialties, and knowledge on position and hours of operation.

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The Secrets of Italy: People, Places, and Hidden Histories

By Corrado Augias

Certainly one of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand travel via her towns, historical past, and literature looking for the real personality of this contradictory kingdom. there's Michelangelo, but additionally the mafia. Pavarotti, but additionally Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but additionally the notorious captain of the Costa Concordia cruise send. this can be Italy, in demand and reviled, a rustic that has guarded her secrets and techniques and confounded outsiders. Now, while this "Italian paradox" is extra obvious than ever, cultural authority Corrado Augias poses the difficult questions: how did it get this manner? How can this peninsula be concurrently the house of geniuses and criminals, the cradle of good looks and the butt of jokes?

An fast number one bestseller in Italy, Augias's most modern units out to rediscover the story-different from the history-of this nation. starting with how Italy is visible from the skin and from the interior, he weaves a geo-historical narrative, passing via primary towns and rereading the classics and the biographies of the folks that experience, for higher or worse, made Italians who they're. From the gloomy surroundings of Cagliostro's Palermo to the dependent courtroom of Maria Luigia in Parma, from the ghetto of Venice to the heroic Neapolitan rebellion opposed to the Nazis, Augias sheds mild at the Italian personality, explaining it to outsiders and to Italians themselves. the result's a "novel of a nation," whose protagonists are either the figures we all know from heritage and literature and characters lengthy hidden among the cracks of historic narrative and reminiscence.

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Michelangelo da Caravaggio (German Edition)

Der zu seinen Lebzeiten als kontrovers geltende italienische Maler Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) hat seinen heutigen Weltruhm als hervorragender Künstler des Barock einer Wiederentdeckung im frühen 20. Jahrhundert zu verdanken. Seitdem sind die Bilder des streitbaren Verfechters der realistischen Malweise geschätzt wie nie zuvor. Zu recht, denn es struggle Caravaggio, der religiöser Kunst eine neue Menschlichkeit einhauchte, mit seinen realitätsgetreuen und gleichzeitig sinnlichen Bildnissen von Menschen, Heiligen und Göttern. Für Caravaggio galt allein die Schönheit des Naturgetreuen, dass er geschickt mit der von ihm neu „restaurierten“ chiaroscuro-Technik in Szene zu setzen wusste. Dieses Streben brachte ihn auf Kollisionskurs mit den Künstlern und dem Klerus seiner Zeit, die ihm Pietätlosigkeit und einen verruchten Lebensstil vorwarfen.
Dieses Buch vereint die Erkenntnisse zweier Caravaggio-Experten, Félix Witting und M. L. Patrizi, und berichtet vom turbulenten Leben und Schaffen dieses genialen Malers.

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The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery

By D.T. Max

For 2 hundred years a noble Venetian kinfolk has suffered from an inherited affliction that moves their individuals in center age, stealing their sleep, consuming holes of their brains, and finishing their lives in a question of months. In Papua New Guinea, a primitive tribe is almost obliterated by way of a disorder whose leader symptom is uncontrollable laughter. throughout Europe, hundreds of thousands of sheep rub their fleeces uncooked earlier than collapsing. In England, cows assault their proprietors within the milking parlors, whereas within the American West, hundreds of thousands of deer starve to loss of life in fields filled with grass.

What those unusual conditions–including deadly familial insomnia, kuru, scrapie, and mad cow disease–share is their reason: prions. Prions are usual proteins that usually get it wrong, leading to neurological health problems which are continually deadly. much more mysterious and scary, prions are virtually very unlikely to wreck simply because they don't seem to be alive and feature no DNA–and the illnesses they carry are actually spreading round the world.

In The relatives That Couldn’t Sleep, essayist and journalist D. T. Max tells the spellbinding tale of the prion’s hidden previous and lethal destiny. via specific interviews and unique archival learn, Max explains this story’s connection to human greed and ambition–from the Prussian chemist Justus von Liebig, who made farm animals meatier by way of feeding them the flesh of different cows, to New Guinean natives whose customized of consuming the brains of the lifeless approximately wiped them out. The biologists who've investigated those afflictions are only as extraordinary–for instance, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, a self-described
“pedagogic pedophiliac pediatrician” who cracked kuru and received the Nobel Prize, and one other Nobel winner, Stanley Prusiner, a pushed, feared self-promoter who pointed out the foremost protein that revolutionized prion study.

With outstanding precision, grace, and sympathy, Max–who himself suffers from an inherited neurological illness–explores maladies that experience tormented humanity for hundreds of years and provides cause to pray that sometime treatments could be stumbled on. And he eloquently demonstrates that during our courting to nature and those diseases, we've got been our personal worst enemy.

Advance praise

The family members that Couldn’t Sleep is a riveting detective tale that plumbs one of many inner most mysteries of biology. the tale takes the reader from the torments of an Italian relations cursed with sleeplessness to the mad cows of britain (and, now, America), following an not likely path of misfolded proteins. D. T. Max unfolds his soaking up narrative with infrequent grace and makes the technology sing.” –Michael Pollan, writer of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire

“Much has been written approximately prions and Mad Cow Disease–nearly it all is valueless. fortunately, from the realm of journalism comes D.T. Max to set issues correct. Throw all these different “Mad Cow” books within the trash: this can be the publication to examine prions–or no matter what you need to name them. It’s a riveting story, instructed by means of somebody with a really distinct knowing, derived partially from his personal unusual disease. discover a comfortable spot, transparent your time table and dive in.”
– Laurie Garrett, writer of Betrayal of belief and the arrival Plague

“D. T. Max deftly unfolds the mysterious prion in all its villainous guises. even supposing scientists don't absolutely comprehend those proteins–how they mirror and wreak such havoc of their sufferers’ brains–The relatives That Couldn’t Sleep unearths their old, cultural, and medical position in our international. arrange to be enlightened, entertained, and frightened.”
–Katrina Firlik, MD, writer of Another Day within the Frontal Lobe

“A nice book. D.T. Max has drawn the curtain on a cupboard of folly  and illness that may stagger your imagination.”
– Philip Weiss, writer of American Taboo

“D.T. Max has mixed the spell binding clinical anthropology of Oliver Sacks with the gothic horror of Stephen King to supply a scientific detective tale that's as clever because it is spooky. The villain of The kinfolk That Couldn’t Sleep is the prion, a tiny little protein that reasons the most terrifying, brain-mangling, creepy illnesses recognized to guy. continually fascinating–how may perhaps it no longer be, on condition that its characters contain cannibals, mad cows, madder sheep, a Nobel prize-winning pedophile, and, such a lot poignantly, an Italian relatives cursed by way of deadly insomnia?–Max’s ebook is additionally a gripping account of clinical discovery, and a heartfelt meditation on what it capacity to be cursed with an incurable, and brutal, illness.” – David Plotz, writer of The Genius Factory

From the Hardcover edition.

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Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi & the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's correspondents spotlight the simplest of Florence and Tuscany, together with well known Renaissance paintings, wonderful church buildings, remarkable wineries, and captivating hill cities. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize some time, no matter if it is your first journey or your 5th.
MUST-SEE points of interest from Lucca to Montepulciano
excellent inns for each finances
most sensible eating places to meet more than a few tastes
stunning beneficial properties on Florence's Duomo and Santa Croce
invaluable pointers on whilst to head and how you can save
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood experts
colour photographs AND MAPS to encourage and consultant your journey

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Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century

By John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich's A heritage of Venice has been dubbed "indispensable" through none except Jan Morris. Now, in his moment e-book at the urban as soon as referred to as l. a. Serenissima, Norwich advances the tale during this dependent chronicle of 100 years of Venice's highs and lows, from its ignominious seize by way of Napoleon in 1797 to the sunrise of the 20 th century.

An compulsory cease at the Grand journey for any cultured Englishman (and, later, Americans), Venice limped into the nineteenth century--first lower than the yoke of France, then as an outpost of the Austrian Hapsburgs, stripped of riches but indelibly the main ravishing urban in Italy. even if subsumed right into a unified Italy in 1866, it remained a magnet for aesthetes of all stripes--subject or environment of books by means of Ruskin and James, a muse to poets and musicians, in its approach the main gracious courtesan of all ecu towns. by means of refracting photographs of Venice throughout the visits of such extravagant (and occasionally debauched) artists as Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, and the inimitable Baron Corvo, Norwich conjures visions of paradise on a lagoon, as enduring as brick and as elusive because the tides.

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Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Tradition and Innovation in Latin Schools from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century

By Robert Black

The declare, primary to many interpretations of the Renaissance, that humanists brought a revolution within the lecture room is refuted in Robert Black's masterly survey, in response to over 500 manuscript institution books. He exhibits that the learn of classical texts in faculties reached a excessive aspect within the 12th century, via a cave in within the 13th as universities rose in influence.

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Venice: Pure City

By Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd at his such a lot magical and magisterial—a glittering, evocative, attention-grabbing, story-filled portrait of Venice, the last word urban.

The Venetians’ language and mind set set them other than the remainder of Italy. they're an island humans, associated with the ocean and to the tides instead of the land. This lat­est paintings from the incomparable Peter Ackroyd, like a magic gondola, transports its readers to that sensual and extraordinary urban.

His account embraces evidence and romance, conjuring up the ambience of the canals, bridges, and sunlit squares, the church buildings and the markets, the fairs and the plants. He leads us during the background of town, from the 1st refugees arriving within the mists of the lagoon within the fourth century to the increase of a very good mercantile country and its buying and selling empire, the wars opposed to Napoleon, and the vacationer invasions of this day. every thing is right here: the retailers at the Rialto and the Jews within the ghetto; the glassblowers of Murano; the carnival mask and the sorrowful colonies of lepers; the artists—Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo. And the ever present undertone of Venice’s shadowy corners and lifeless ends, of prisons and punishment, wars and sieges, scandals and seductions.

Ackroyd’s Venice: natural urban is a research of Venice a lot within the vein of his lauded London: The Biography. Like London, Venice is a fluid, writerly exploration prepared round a num­ber of topics. historical past and context are supplied in every one chap­ter, yet Ackroyd’s portrait of Venice is a very novelistic one, either attractive and rapturous. shall we haven't any larger guide—reading Venice: natural urban is, in itself, a wonderful trip to the last word city.

From the Hardcover edition.

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