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May 16, 2007 01:17 PM

What restaurant guides would you buy for Tuscany and Genoa?

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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  1. 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 The sections describing the food and wine of the region are very strong even if the book has some outdated info.

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    1. re: badwaiter

      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.

      1. re: badwaiter

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