Risotto With Nettles: A Memoir with Food (Paperback)Anna Del Conte (author)
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A wonderful, evocative memoir by the woman who first brought Italian cooking to Britain and fuelled a culinary revolution.
'Anyone who cooks should have Anna's books, it is the simple truth' Nigella Lawson
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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
A well-mannered memoir of an engaging life, laced with recipes -- Mail on Sunday * You magazine *
Recipe-stuffed... Rich in mouth-watering prose, this is proof indeed that food doesn't just nourish your body but also your soul * Metro *
A rollercoaster read... frank and thought-provoking. Del Conte has lived life to the full, through good times and bad, and there's plenty here to keep you turning the pages * Irish Times *
Del Conte may have adopted English self-effacement with the energy of the converted but she knows how to tell a story -- Nina Caplan * Time Out London *
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