When it comes to culinary riches, Italy is in a class by itself. A wealth of geographical conditions and climates--from high mountain peaks to verdant valleys to a sea-splashed coast--is responsible for the peninsula's matchless gastronomic variety. From this vast treasure trove, Academia Barilla has chosen 130 easy-to-follow recipes that reflect Italian culinary tradition, from Ascolana-style stuffed olives to Leg of Lamb al fieno maggengo to decadent gelatos and cakes. Gorgeously illustrated, "Italian Cuisine" is a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate.
ACADEMIA BARILLA, Parma, is the first international center dedicated to the promotion and development of Italian gastronomic culture in the world. In order to achieve this objective, it puts into action a daily commitment in appraising the wealth of Italian products and sustaining research into its own services which are of a very high standard of quality.