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Award-winning new history of Italy told through its food, by the author of the worldwide bestseller COSA NOSTRA

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John Dickie is Reader in Italian Studies at University College London and has written articles and books on many aspects of Italian history. In 2005 he was awarded the title Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella di Solidarieta' Italiana.


' lunch in the green hills above Lake Como, or dinner at the horseshoe bays of Sardinia, Dickie's book is sheer pleasure.' -- Financial Times 'Informs as well as enlightens...a clever and provoking account of Italy's history' -- Guardian 'Full of fascinating detail' -- Independent 'Important' -- Observer 'Like a really classy cook shop, Delizia!" is stuffed with arcane culinary facts and gadgets, anecdotes, recipes and stories.' -- Sunday Telegraph 'A feast of horrors and delights...hard to fault: enlightening and consistently moreish' -- The Sunday Times 'delightfully witty and anecdote-rich' -- Sunday Telegraph 20080603 'witty history of Italy through food.' -- Sunday Times 20080518

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