My memory of this jewel of a book was recently triggered by the meeting of another Pellegrino so I started looking for it and remember that I loaned it out. Aaargh.... How I am frustrated by folks who don't return books. I decide to order off Amazon but I just discovered the paperback BOOK is 32.00 ! 200.00 for hardbound. Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library) by Pellegrino Artusi If you see at a used shop get it!