"Eating & Drinking in Italy" by Andy Herbach COST $9.95 paperback; $4.99 Kindle, Nook and Apple editions; available at eatndrink.com, amazon.com, bn.com and iTunes WHAT IT IS This most recent entry in the "Eating & Drinking" series is a handy guide for finding restaurants in Italy and translating menus.
If you're all set for a delicious meal in Florence but have no idea what items like daterri di mare (mussels) or figato di vitello (calf's liver) are, Herbach's menu translator will make ordering dinner easier. Like your steak well done? Ask for it ben cotto. If you prefer sitting where there's no smoking, request a table in the non fumatori section. The restaurant guide lists more than 100 eateries, and the Rome section also includes food markets, wine stores, coffeehouses and gelato shops.