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“Fans of Donna Leon's mysteries set in Venice and starring her cosmopolitan detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti, will be delighted to have this cookbook. … A great read and a superior Venetian-Italian cookbook.” —Mary-Liz Shaw, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
Brunetti's Cookbook
By Roberta Pianaro
Translated from the Italian by Janet Edsforth Stone
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-8021-1947-6 • $27.00 • Cloth • May 2010
Cooking (Italian)
Among their many pleasures, mystery writer Donna Leon’s beloved best-selling novels featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti have long been celebrated for their enchanting portrayal of contemporary Venice. Her books are infused with the sights and sounds, the arts, the culture, the family connections and loyalties, and the crime and corruption of a private world beyond the reach of the millions of tourists who visit the city each year. Perhaps most of all, Leon’s novels are known for their mouthwatering descriptions of food. Multicourse lunches and dinners at home with his wife, Paola, and his children, delectable snacks grabbed at a bar with a glass of wine or two, or a working meal at an unassuming neighborhood trattoria in the course of an investigation have all delighted Commissario Brunetti, as well as Leon’s countless fans. And then there’s the coffee, the pastries, the wine, and the grappa.
            In Brunetti’s Cookbook, Donna Leon’s best friend and favorite cook, Roberta Pianaro, brings to life those fabulous Venetian meals. The nearly one hundred recipes for antipasto, pasta, fish, seafood, meat and dessert include:

Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms
Spaghetti All’Amatriciana
Lasagne with Artichoke Hearts and Prosciutto
Squid Salad
Marinated Sardines
Risotto with Squash Blossoms and Ginger
Lentil Soup with Bacon
Zucchini with Ricotta
Salmon with Mushroom and Basil
Veal and Prosciutto Meatballs
Leg of Lamb with Potatoes
Rabbit with Olives and Sausage
Apple, Lemon, Orange, and Grand Marnier Cake
Pear Cake with Confectioner’s Custard


These delicious, traditional Italian recipes are joined by excerpts from Leon’s critically-acclaimed novels, four-color illustrations, and original essays by Donna Leon on food and life in Venice. Charming, insightful, and full of personality, they are the perfect addition to this delightful book.
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