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by Kay Shaw Nelson

A majestic mountain system in south-central Europe, the Alps form an arc spanning almost 750 miles from the Mediterranean Sea through northern Italy and southeast France, Switzerland, southern Germany, and Austria and into the northwest part of the Balkan Peninsula. Cuisines of the Alps takes a culinary tour through the region, with stops in Northern Italy for risotto a la Milanese and osso buco; in Austrian for goulash and linzer torte; for dumplings in Bavaria; raclette in Switzerland; French trout au bleu, and in Slovenia for eggplant stew and walnut cake, among many other delights. Cuisines of the Alps will enhance your knowledge of the region's cookery, bringing the snow-capped peaks, with their robust, homey dishes into your kitchen.
Download Cuisines of the Alps (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) epub
ISBN: 0781810582
ISBN13: 978-0781810586
Category: Cookbooks
Subcategory: Regional & International
Author: Kay Shaw Nelson
Language: English
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (February 1, 2005)
Pages: 197 pages
ePUB size: 1499 kb
FB2 size: 1481 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 611
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Excellent. This is exactly what I was looking for. Having spent a lot of time in Switzerland and France, I wanted to re-create some of my favorite dishes, and this book fits perfectly.
Good recipes.
This book is a rather wordy introduction to the various cuisines that can be found in the various cultures living in the Alps.

Most of the time, the recipes are very simple, which is nice although it doesn't make this book very special, especially since there are no pictures.

The annoying thing is that while there is a recipe index and an ingredient index, they are not hyperlinked. So using the book on a Kindle for cooking is not easy.

Finally it must be said that the font for the book is beautiful :-)
Came as described and loved it! Bought as a Christmas gift.
No pictures, very small
If the book wasn't only $12, or if I could ship it back for free, I'd return it. I didn't realize there weren't any photos in the book when I ordered it, but that would be okay if the recipes all sounded great. They don't. Many of them are very basic; and while I'm sure they do eat chicken and noodle soup in the Alps, it's still pretty much basic chicken noodle soup! It's not like there was some wild special ingredient to make it stand out. Also disappointing is that in the regional overview and histories several foods are mentioned that sound really interesting (such as "eintopf")... but funny enough, there aren't recipes for them in the book.

For $12 it is fine, but not great.
When it's cold outside, and you have the time, to make special dishes, this cookbook will provide you with some wonderful recipes and make you a more creative and good cook.