Pasta Myths Exploded

Thanks to a feature in the NYT “Dining & Wine” section today, the University of California’s English-language version of The Pasta Encyclopedia, rose to #24 on Amazon’s sales rankings. Libraries we checked are not showing it on their catalogs.

In addition to demystifying pasta, like “Julia Child demystified French food,” the author attacks some long-held myths. She claims that Italians were eating pasta 200 years before Marco Polo supposedly brought the staple back to his homeland from China.

Encyclopedia of Pasta (California Studies in Food and Culture)
Oretta Zanini De Vita
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: University of California Press – (2009-10-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0520255224 / 9780520255227

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