Risotto With Nettles : A Memoir with Food Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, ill
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/08/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780099505990