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I love to take a foodie related book on holiday so I picked up this one to take with me this year - its by Matthew Fort. I absolutely love the way he writes, I usually take Sweet Honey Bitter Lemons with me almost every year its so good so I am looking forward to Eating Up Italy, it looks just as good! (must put it away and try not to read it before I go!!)
It's very well reviewed, GQ. Let us know if you cook his "sauce of castrated lamb".
I, too, enjoyed Sweet Honey though I have trouble imagining Matthew Fort on a Vespa! I love the names for these 'vehicles' - Vespa is wasp in Italian (buzz, buzz) and those little 3-wheelers are Ape (pronounced apay) which means bee!If you like the combination of food themes and Italy, you might enjoy Mary Contini's 'Dear Francesca' and 'Dear Olivia' in which she writes to her daughters about her Italian family coming to Scotland around 1913 - fascinating tale, interspersed with traditional Italian recipes. I met Mary once in her restaurant/deli in Edinburgh - Valvona & Crolla - lovely lady. Another book is 'A Thousand Days in Venice' by Marlena de Blasi - a kind of food-linked romance of sorts!
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