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Eat Smart in Sicily
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
by Joan Peterson & Marcella Croce
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2008 National Best Books Awards - Winner- Travel Guides - USABookNews.com
2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award - Finalist - Travel/Travel Guides
Eric Hoffer Book Award - First Runner Up - Reference/Travel
2008 from Planeta.com - Winner - Best Food Guidebook of the Year
Rich with seafood, citrus, olives, and almond sweets, the cuisine of the sun-drenched island of Sicily reflects the influence of Greeks, Norman French, Tunisians, and Italians, among others. Unlike guidebooks that sweep Sicily into an overview of Italy, this latest addition to the award-winning Eat Smart series focuses solely on the cuisine of Sicily. Eat Smart in Sicily provides an historical overview of the peoples who have lived there and their contributions to Sicilian cuisine, with attention given to the fare distinct to the villages and urban centers of Sicily’s four regions. A helpful guide to Sicilian menus, with English translations of Italian (or Sicilian) words, makes ordering food in Sicily an easy and immediately rewarding experience. Highlighting regional recipe mainstays, Joan Peterson and Marcella Croce provide tips to shopping for traditional ingredients in Sicily and at home. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of foods, kitchen utensils, and cooking methods to prepare authentic Sicilian specialties at home or abroad.
"Joan Peterson has now authored and/or co-authored nine superbly crafted and incredibly informative travel guides with a distinctive culinary orientation. The newest addition to her impressive roster of titles is Eat Smart In Sicily: How To Decipher The Menu, Know The Market Foods & Embark On A Tasting Adventure, which she co-authored with Sicilian native, journalist and author Marcella Croce. Enhanced for the armchair browser with a section of color photography showcasing dishes, foods, and chefs, Eat Smart In Sicily truly lives up to its name and the sterling reputation of the entire Eat Smart series. Along with an historical overview focused on the origins of Sicily's culinary diversity and a quick tour of local Sicilian foods and their variations, travelers are provided with invaluable tips for shopping in both the Sicilian open air food markets as well as their modern supermarkets. With the inclusion of resource lists, helpful phrases, a menu guide, recommended restaurants, and even a thoroughly 'user friendly' Menu Guide, Eat Smart In Sicily is a 'must' for anyone traveling there for either business or pleasure or both!"—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Review
Joan Peterson is the Publisher (Ginkgo Press) of the EAT SMART series of guidebooks designed for travelers and cookbook lovers. To date she has written guides to the cuisines of Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Morocco, Sicily, India, Peru, and Norway. She has traveled extensively for many years, and leads culinary tours to Turkey, India, Morocco, Peru, and Sicily. EAT SMART guides written for Ginkgo Press by others include France (Ronnie L. Hess), Germany (Mary Bergin), and Denmark (Carol l. Schroeder and Katrina A. Schroeder).
Marcella Croce was born in Palermo, Sicily, and is a journalist and author. For almost twenty years she has been a teacher and coordinator of Elderhostel Programs in Sicily organized by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.