Saturday, September 6, 2014

Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen

Janet Ross - Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen (1900)

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Another completely usable Italian cookbook, this time focused completely on vegetables (though not necessarily vegetarian).  For some reason I thought onion rings were a recent invention but here they are as "Onions Fried".  There are several pages of salads including tomato slices with mayonnaise which is what I grew up eating but seems uncommon now.  Little of this seems particularly Tuscan or Italian but I don't know if that's because we've absorbed it or because it wasn't particular to that area from the start.