Risotto with Nettles: A Memoir with Food

By: Anna Del Conte

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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

Author Name: Anna Del Conte

Categories: Biography, Autobiography, Memoirs, Food, recipes, Cookbooks,

Publisher: London, Vintage Books: 2010

ISBN Number: 0099505991

ISBN Number 13: 9780099505990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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."

Keywords: memoir, Food,