Die kulinarischen Leidenschaften des Commissario Montalbano

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Andrea Camilleris sizilianische Küche: Die kulinarischen Leidenschaften des Commissario Montalbano Gebundene Ausgabe 18,00 € – 18. Mai 2012
von Martina Meuth (Autor), & 2 mehr

Commissario MontalbanoDas beliebte Kochbuch zu den köstlichen Lieblingsgerichten Commissario Montalbanos. Ausprobiert, dargeboten und mit über 250 farbigen Fotos großformatig in Szene gesetzt von den preisgekrönten Kochbuchautoren Martina Meuth und Bernd Neuner-Duttenhofer. Eine Reise durch das kulinarische Sizilien, eine Liebeserklärung an seine raffiniert-einfache Küche und eine Verführung zur Lebenskunst. Ein Traum! Eingeführt und begleitet von Andrea Camilleri. Rund 90 Rezepte und zahlreiche Tipps. Die Originalausgabe wurde ausgezeichnet mit der Silbermedaille der Gastronomischen Akademie Deutschlands.

The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Clifford A. Wright, Author Simon & Schuster $24.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-76926-0

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of SicilyResearched by Middle East scholar and food enthusiast Wright, this fascinating volume clarifies the mystifying distinction between the cooking of Sicily and other regions of Italy. The reason for the distinction – as he convincingly presents it – was the medieval conquest of Sicily by Arabs whose “culture remained there intact for four hundred years.” According to Wright, the Arabs are responsible for, among other things, the creation of the Sicilian “one-pot” meal, a “fondness for stuffed foods.. shared by the Sicilians,” and the introduction of rice, of which “some food writers even argue that the famous Risotto alla Milanese is an Arab-Sicilian invention transplanted north.” The resulting collection of recipes reflects Sicily’s exotic heritage and includes a mint-infused, Arab-style penne, grilled beef rolls with pecorino, currants and pine nuts and watermelon pudding studded with semisweet chocolate bits, pistachios and candied orange peel. This suggestive study of “the food Sicilians call cucina arabo-sicula” decorously removes another delicious layer of Italy’s riches.

Midnight in Sicily

Terrasini, sunset

Peter Robb, Author Faber & Faber $25.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-571-19932-7

Midnight in SicilyThis is not a travel book, but rather a sophisticated attempt to make sense of the on-going prosecution of the 78-year-old seven-time prime minister, Giulio Andreotti, and of the intimate ties between the mafia and postwar Italian politics. An Australian by birth, Robb is not just parachuting in to gawk at the corruption that traded in votes, money, government contracts and even assassinations. A longtime resident of Naples, Robb adeptly puts the elusive world of organized crime (both Neapolitan and Sicilian) in a historical context that stretches back to the 19th century. In Sicily, however, organized crime is not an isolated institution and its pervasiveness is suggested by Robb’s brilliant interweaving of writers such as Leonardo Sciascia, Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Pier Paolo Pasolini and the artist Renato Guttuso. Many artists saw a connection between the rich food of Sicily and the mob, which Robb expertly exploits, even repeating an ironic quote from Andreotti himself: “I found myself with my stomach full of marvelous but terrible food, the pasta con le sarde, the cassata and not only did I not understand a thing there but I was ill too. I wonder whether there’s a connection between food like this and the growth of the mafia.” Those who treasured Excellent Cadavers, Alexander Stille’s magnificent study of magistrates Giovanni Falcone, Paolo Borsellino and the mafia “maxitrial,” will appreciate Robb’s epic story of evil and nobility.

Conversations in Sicily

Conversations in Sicily

Conversations in Sicily
by Elio Vittorini, Alane Salierno Mason (Translator), Ernest Hemingway (Foreword)

Conversations in SicilyIt stands as a modern classic not only for its powerful thematic resonance as one of the great novels of Italian anti-fascism but also as a trailblazer for its style, which blends literary modernism with the pre-modern fable in a prose of lyric beauty. Comparing Vittorini’s work to Picasso’s, Italo Calvino described Conversations as “the book-Guernica.”

The novel begins at a time in the narrator’s life when nothing seems to matter; whether he is reading newspaper posters blaring of wartime massacres, lying in bed with his wife or girlfriend, or flipping through the pages of a dictionary it is all the same to him—until he embarks on a journey back to Sicily, the home he has not seen in some fifteen years. In traveling through the Sicilian countryside and in variously hilarious and tragic conversations with its people—his indomitable mother in particular—he reconnects with his roots and rediscovers some basic human values.

In the introduction Hemingway wrote for the American debut of Conversations (published as In Sicily by New Directions in 1949) he remarked: “I care very much about Vittorini’s ability to bring rain with him when he comes, if the earth is dry and that is what you need.” More recently, American critic Donald Heiney wrote that in this one book, Vittorini “like Rabelais and Cervantes…adds a new artistic dimension to the history of literature.”

Conversations in Sicilyoriginal title: Conversazione in Sicilia
ISBN: 0811214559 (ISBN13: 9780811214551)
edition language: English
found on: www.goodreads.com

Venere e il drago.

Venere e il drago. Il libro dell’arte
Amyel Garnaoui

Venere e il drago. Il libro dell'arte€ 15,00
Dettagli, segreti e storie avvincenti delle opere più note e importanti del Rinascimento.

La storica dell’arte Amyel Garnaoui racconta ai ragazzi le tele di Simone Martini, Gentile da Fabriano, Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello, Sandro Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Leonardo da Vinci e Caravaggio.

I quadri sono presenze vive: ci parlano e ci chiedono di essere ammirati e interrogati come veri “amici con le cornici”.

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The Monuments Men

Based on extensive research including original interviews, primary source documents, and eyewitness and family contributions, this new book is the most complete and authoritative work on the man and his family.
The Monuments Men
Have you seen George Clooney’s movie, The Monuments Men? Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta was a real Monuments Man. He made monuments! His famous artist son, Salvatore Scarpitta, Jr., was one of the Monuments Men as honored in George Clooney’s Monuments Men movie. His father was a world renowned sculptor who made his home in Hollywood, California.

Some are already saying that this new book, a true story, is even more exciting than The Monuments Men. You will read of the true adventures of Salvatore, Sr., only some of which include stowing away aboard ships, crossing deserts, and sculpting the quintessential life sized statue of the famous Marlene Dietrich used in the movie, Song of Songs. Among other remarkable works, he constructed the figures at the entrance to the Los Angeles County-USC Hospital, which, at the time of its construction, was the largest county hospital in the country. Salvatore’s son, Sal, Jr., worked as part of the Monuments Men in Italy. While working as a Monuments Man, his son actually saved his own father’s work!

Why would his father, Salvatore, Sr., intentionally destroy a two story monument he had spent years constructing? Find out in the pages of this new book. Here is a man who loved his adopted country, America. He was an adventurer in life and in the passion of love. You must hear this true story of the adventures of Salvatore Scarpitta! The book is coming soon!

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