Quantity: 1 available
Memoir of the woman who first brought Italian cooking to Britain and fuelled a culinary revolution.
Born in Milan, Anna Del Conte grew up in Italy in a gentler time. When war came to Italy everything changed: her family had to abandon their apartment and the city for the countryside, where the peasants still ate well, but life was dangerous. As a teenager, Anna became used to throwing herself into a ditch as the strafing planes flew over, and was imprisoned, twice. Her story is informed and enlivened by the food and memories of her native land -- from lemon granita to wartime risotto with nettles, from vitello tonnato to horsemeat roll, from pastas to porcini.
Anna arrived in England in 1949 to a culinary wasteland. She married an Englishman and stayed on, and while bringing up her children, she wrote books which inspired a new generation of cooks. This is a memoir of a life seen through food -- each chapter rounded off with mouthwatering recipes.
Title: Risotto with Nettles: A Memoir with Food
Publisher: London, Vintage Books: 2010
ISBN Number: 0099505991
ISBN Number 13: 9780099505990
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 030557
Description: An unmarked copy, no creasing to spine and appears unread. "Rich in mouth-watering prose, this is proof indeed that food doesn't just nourish your body, but also your soul."