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What restaurant guides would you buy for Tuscany and Genoa?

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rudykins May 16, 2007 01:17 PM

I'll be spending a week on the Italian Riviera (Rapallo, in Liguria) and in Tuscany (Vicchio) and want a source that I trust for excellent food. Any good (or bad) books? Of course, I'd love you-must-eat-there restaurant recommendations, too.

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    badwaiter May 17, 2007 01:26 AM

    The Slow Food guide in English is very good. It's not just a translation of the Italian, it has different places and includes hotels and agriturismo too. I would recommend that book for anyone planning a trip to Italy. I would also seek out the Fred Plotkin book. I think Liguria is his favorite region for Italian food so he has some good recommendations. The sections describing the food and wine of the region are very strong even if the book has some outdated info.

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      rudykins May 17, 2007 05:06 AM

      That sounds terrific. It looks now like we'll be spending the whole week in Tuscany, but it sounds like at least the Slow Food guide will cover that.

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        rudykins May 17, 2007 05:08 AM

        Is this it? The Pleasures of Slow Food: Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors, and Recipes.

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          badwaiter May 17, 2007 07:04 AM

          The two books I mentioned are:

          http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9788884991218-0

          http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-97803...

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