Item description for Da Vinci's Kitchen: A Secret History of Italian Cuisine by Dave Dewitt...
Part history, part biography, and part cookbook, this fascinating exploration of an as-yet unexamined facet of Leonardo da Vinci's life focuses on what and how he ate. Da Vinci lived to be 67—nearly twice the average life span at the time—and his longevity may well have been due to his diet, which is reconstructed here complete with his notes on ingredients, portions, cooking, drinking, and kitchen inventions. The great artist, scientist, and inventor was no slouch in the kitchen, having worked as a kind of theatrical caterer, producing feasts with extravagant menus for royalty. This book unlocks his cooking code and the food history of his day, bringing 30 recipes up to date, including da Vinci's own salad dressing and an exotic saffron risotto with duck and mushrooms fit for a Medici.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1933771070 ISBN13 9781933771076
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Dewitt
Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than 30 books on hot peppers and spicy foods and edited two different magazines devoted to those subjects. He is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University, where he is also a board member of the Chile Pepper Institute. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., has produced the annual National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show since 1988.
Dave DeWitt currently resides in Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico.