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Fred Plotkin's recent Q&A in the NYTimes with copious restaurant recommendation for all Italy

barberinibee Jun 25, 2010 03:04 PM

I don't know how many people saw this, but it's quite a tour de force, and contains many answers to FAQs on this Chowhound board, for both popular tourist spots and foodie quests.


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    rockbound RE: barberinibee Jun 25, 2010 03:26 PM

    Thanks for the heads up barber.I used Fred's "Italy for the Gourmet Traveller" as my primary source on a trip twelve years ago and I must say it was the very best (along with "Guide to Cajun Country") guide book I have ever seen.His knowledge is encycopoedic on all matters food (restaurants,markets,etc.).I feel sure a trip to Italy with Fred as the guide would be amazing-and I don't even like opera.A truel great resource.Thanks again barber.

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      jen kalb RE: rockbound Jun 25, 2010 03:58 PM

      Im glad is is getting all this exposure and providing the great info to all. Waiting for the new book to arrive.

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      Fred Plotkin RE: barberinibee Jun 26, 2010 10:05 AM

      Dear Chowhounders, Thanks for the support. My NY Times blog on Italy actually came on 4 dates over 9 days. First there was an introduction and it was followed by 3 big batches of questions and answers. Here are the links:

      Intro: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/q-and-a-with-fred-plotkin/

      1st batch: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/21/q-and-a-with-fred-plotkin-2/

      2nd batch: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/q-and-a-with-fred-plotkin-round-two/

      3rd batch: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

      Ciao, Fred

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