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GRAZZINI, Antonfrancesco (1504-1584)
Lezione di Maestro Niccodemo dalla Pietra al Migliaio sopra il Capitolo della Salsiccia del Lasca
Firenze, Domenico and Francesco Manzani, 1589. IN PRAISE OF SAUSAGE 8vo (157x108 mm); later stiff vellum, ink title on spine; 60, (4) pp. Printer's device on the title-page and at last leaf verso. Slightly browned and foxed throughout, but all in all a good, genuine copy. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, dedicated by Domenico Manzani to the Archconsul of the Accademia della Crusca, Pier Francesco Cambi, of this gastronomic burlesque work in praise of the pork and the sausage. The text comprises the verses of the Capitolo sopra la salciccia and an extensive commentary to it. Grazzini celebrates many different kinds of food, but comes to the conclusion that the pork meat is the finest of all and that sausage is the most delicious part of the pork, preferable to any other. He gives then the recipe for the sausage "alla fiorentina" (in Florentine style), according to him absolutely the best, and reports several entertaining stories related to the sausage, with comic and some time erotic effects. Finally Grazzini describes how to prepare the "pan'unto' (fried bread), which he consider superior to the trebbiano soup and to caviar (cf. A. Grazzini, Comento di Mastro Nicodemo dalla Pietra al Migliaio sopra il Capitolo della salsiccia, D. Romei, M. Plaisance e F. Pignatti, eds., Manziana, 2005, passim). A.F. Grazzini was born in Florence in 1504. He started his literary career in the 1530s, when this work was composed. In 1540 in the house of Giovanni Mazzuoli, called Stradino, took place the first meeting of the Accademia degli Umidi, which wanted to revive the Florentine tradition of burl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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