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(*NEW ARRIVAL*) (Italian) The Penny Magazine: Neapolitan Maccaroni-Eaters


8 pp. Illus. with wood engravings. 11.5x7.5", pictorial wrappers. [London]: The Penny Magazine, Aug. 10, 1833.

This is one of the first illustrations and references to Italian pasta in English. 3 full pages on the pasta of Naples, with notes on the manufacture of pasta, from grain to kitchen, with much said on grano duro, the hard-grained wheat of the region. "Maccaroni, or the principal food of the poorer, and the favourite dish of all classes of Neapolitans. So much is this the case that the people of Naples have had for many ages the nickname of 'Mangia-maccaroni,' or, maccaroni-eaters.

This issue of The Penny Magazine was part of a larger bound set of issues, so while it is the entire edition, the pages are numbered 305-312, and lacks whatever original wrappers may have been present. This issue also contains a fascinating article on the Egyptian egg oven, with illustrations of the contraption. Minor foxing, else near fine.