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 The sections describing the food and wine of the region are very strong even if the book has some outdated info.