Risotto With Nettles: A Memoir with Food

Anna Del Conte

Anno: 2010
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 336 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 290 gr.
  • EAN: 9780099505990
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*As featured in a BBC documentary* 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.