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By Anthony Di Renzo

Food-based reflections on Italian meals, American tradition, and globalization.

Despite the inclusion of six vintage recipes, Bitter Greens isn't really an ethnic cookbook yet a Roman dinner party of political satire, cultural feedback, and culinary memoir. Set basically within the Empire nation and organized just like the classes of a standard Italian meal, Anthony Di Renzo’s wide-ranging essays meditate on Italian nutrition on the midday of yankee imperialism and the twilight of ethnicity, exploring such concerns because the Wegmans grocery store chain’s conquest of Sicily; assembly-line sausages; the fabled onion fields of Canastota, manhattan; the tripe retailers of postwar Brooklyn; Hunts element marketplace and Andy Boy broccoli rabe; and the deadly trap of Sicilian chocolate. Is the hot international grocery store a democratic banquet, Di Renzo asks, or a cannibal potluck the place shoppers are themselves ate up? Sip an aperitif, toast Horace and Juvenal, and luxuriate in Chef Di Renzo’s catered symposium. it's going to feed your brain, tickle your ribs, and heal your spleen.

Anthony Di Renzo, a fugitive from advertisements, teaches classical rhetoric writing at Ithaca university. pointed out in Best American Essays, his paintings has seemed in Alimentum, Il Caffé,<.i>, Cottonwood Magazine, Feile-Festa, The general School, River Styx, Syracuse Scholar, and Voices in Italian Americana, and he's the writer of American Gargoyles: Flannery O’Connor and the Medieval Grotesque and editor of If I have been Boss: The Early enterprise tales of Sinclair Lewis. He lives in Ithaca, big apple, along with his spouse and cats, and buys his broccoli rabe on the neighborhood farmers market.

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