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badwaiter Aug 15, 2011 07:01 AM

Maybe I should post this on the NYC boards but does anyone know where one might get the Italian language version of the Slow Food Osterie Guide in NYC metro area? Thanks.

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    bob96 Aug 17, 2011 10:29 PM

    IBS is the Italian amazon, and has the 2011 edition for 20 Euro, and will ship.
    http://www.ibs.it/code/9788884992130/...

    1. DistendedBelly Aug 15, 2011 10:45 AM

      I've never seen it anywhere else either. And actually, whilst in Rome this past spring, I never saw it at the usual bookstores (eg Feltrinelli).. but did pick up some Slow Food cookbooks (in Italiano of course).

      We picked up our copy off Amazon UK. Took a few weeks for shipping, but it did eventually arrive!

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        jen kalb Aug 15, 2011 10:49 AM

        you have to watch out with Amazon though - and know what edition is current since they offer older editions as well and may not be up to date. From the US I would recommend the Italian websites.

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          DistendedBelly Aug 15, 2011 10:51 AM

          This is true. Although, I've never had a problem ordering off Amazon - just dbl check the publishing date + pic of the cover

          http://www.amazon.co.uk/Osterie-dItal... is the copy I have.

      2. jen kalb Aug 15, 2011 09:58 AM

        Ive never seen it sold at retail in the US. and Slowfood will not ship it here.

        IMO the italian online retailers like IBS and Amazon.it are the best option.

        ps If you find it anywhere, Id love to hear.

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          barberinibee Aug 16, 2011 12:38 AM

          I'm amazed that EATALY doesn't sell it. The Bologna location of EATALY is mainly a bookstore.

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            jen kalb Aug 16, 2011 12:42 PM

            It might be worth a look - but the NY eataly is definitively not mostly a bookstore - it is a zoo.
            There is a bookstore element in the market
            http://eatalyny.com/the-market

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              jen kalb Aug 19, 2011 03:46 PM

              To close this loop, I went over to Eataly this pm, braving the mobs of eaters and browsers to review their book offerings. Conclusion: they have a big selection of slowfood editore books but NONE of the italy guides. Also no Gambero Rosso or any other italian guide to Italy tho there are some plain vanilla english guides..WHY NOT given they have the other Slowfood editore books on Italian cuisine? Lots of locavore-local slowfood related material like about cheesemakers, etc. There are some very good Italian cookbooks. Maybe their thinking is that they have transferre the Italian eating experience to 23rd and 5th so no one has to seek it in Italy.

              I was not convinced.
              found a couple of nice bottles at the wine store next door.

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              Eataly
              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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          zerlina Aug 15, 2011 07:26 AM

          There was this thread about it a while ago; I don't think anyone came up with a definitive answer for NYC:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/779893

          I still suggest ordering it from Amazon.it.

          1. PBSF Aug 15, 2011 07:21 AM

            Might try Kitchen Arts & Letters up in Lexington.

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            Kitchen Arts & Letters
            1435 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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              badwaiter Aug 17, 2011 05:01 PM

              UPDATE: I emailed Kitchen Arts and Letters and they responded that they have had no luck getting Italian Slow Food Books. Thanks everyone for your other helpful suggestions.

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