Baccarat crystal. Limoges porcelain. Scented gloves and handmade Parisian umbrellas. The prized digestifs, Armagnac, and Cognac. Organized by region, with one chapter devoted to Paris, Made in France takes you on a complete tour of the dazzling, artisanal legacy of France, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops, where everything from lingerie to chocolate is turned out completely by hand, piece by piece. Also discover the companion guide, Artisans of France, with complete, continually updated listings of Laura´s personally recommended shops and artisans across France.Laura Morelli, art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you behind the tourist traps to discover some of France´s most traditional arts. Laura holds a PhD in art history from Yale University and shares how, what, and where to buy; hints on recognizing quality and authenticity; and tips for bringing home the artisanal treasures of France in your suitcase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Morelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141813/bk_acx0_141813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richly painted maiolica ceramics from Tuscany. Supple Florentine leather. The cameos of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of cheeses. Jaw-dropping glass from the island of Murano. Made in Italy takes you on a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of Italy, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops where everything from leather bags to gilded frames are turned out completely by hand, piece by piece. This book includes instructions for getting a free copy of the companion guide, Artisans of Italy, with complete, continually updated listings of Laura´s personally recommended shops and artisans across Italy. Laura Morelli, art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you behind the tourist traps to discover some of Italy´s most traditional arts. Laura holds a PhD in art history from Yale University and shares how, what, and where to buy; hints on recognizing quality and authenticity; and tips for bringing home the artisanal treasures of Italy in your suitcase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Morelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141205/bk_acx0_141205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 14 interviews: Peter Reinhart is lay brother in an Eastern Orthodox Christian service order and the leader of the American artisanal bread movement. Mimi Sheraton, a travel writer, went to the Polish town of Bialystock to find the origins of her favorite childhood bread - the bialy. Andreas Viestad tells Jim Fleming about his adventures cooking outdoors across Norway. Anthony Bourdain, executive chef at Brasseire Les Halles in Manhattan, tells us some restaurant secrets. Aaron Sanchez is a chef on the Food Network´s hit show, Melting Pot. He talks about salsa. Odessa Piper, founder and chef of L´Etoile, tells Anne how she cooks exclusively with local foods, even in the middle of winter. Pat Willard is the author of Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World´s Most Seductive Herb. James McNair has written more than 40 cookbooks, including Burger. Anne asks James how to build a better burger. Steve Almond is the author of Candy Freak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. Chris Kilham is the author of Psyche Delicacies-Chocolate, Chiles, Kava and Cannabis and Why They´re Good for You. Steven Kaplan is a bread historian who explains how he gets away with criticizing the French baguette. Julia Alvarez talks about being a coffee farmer and a writer in the Dominican Republic. Timothy James Castle tells Jim Fleming how he brews the perfect cup of coffee. Chef and food writer Deborah Madison talks with Anne about shopping at farmer´s markets. She says slowing down for food is one of the best ways to bring pleasure back into your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000545/rt_tbon_000545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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